Lords to advertise for new audit member

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The committee is currently made up of four members who are peers and a fifth member from outside the house – a retired civil servant at present, The Times reported.

Now the committee want to appoint a sixth member, giving the committee two external members.

The committee meets four times a year and the position comes with a small attendance allowance.

Applicants must have an ‘awareness of public sector accountability arrangements and a high level of experience of auditing and governance issues within a complex organisation’.

Applications close at the end of next week.

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