Lay Person – Audit and Risk Committee

United Kingdom
Day rate for meetings plus expenses
19 Feb 2021
19 Mar 2021
Job Role
Audit, Risk

Lay Person – Audit and Risk Committee 

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is the statutory regulator for the veterinary profession in the UK, thanks to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, and also has a range of roles that are supported by our Royal Charter, including regulation of the veterinary nursing profession.

As a regulator, we set, uphold and advance veterinary standards. As a Royal College, we promote, encourage and advance the study and practice of the art and science of veterinary surgery and medicine. We do all these things in the interests of animal health and welfare, and in the wider public interest.

We strive to behave with clarity, courage, compassion and confidence, and our vision is to be recognised as a trusted, compassionate and proactive regulator, and a supportive and ambitious Royal College, underpinning confident veterinary professions of which the UK can be rightly proud.

We have an established Audit and Risk Committee which supports RCVS Council by reviewing the comprehensiveness and reliability of assurances and internal controls in meeting the Council’s oversight responsibilities.

We are now seeking a qualified accountant to join the Committee as a Lay Member.

This committee member must:

  • be committed to the seven principles of public life
  • have experience of working at committee or board level
  • have experience of corporate governance in the not-for-profit sector
  • have experience of effective, proportionate risk management.
  • hold a CCAB qualification:
  • be able to grasp detail and contribute to objective decision-making by exercising sound judgment.

We are looking for evidence of the following competencies:

  • Public interest and accountability
  • Intellectual flexibility, sound judgement and motivation
  • Effective influencing and communication
  • Strategic direction
  • Effective team working

Remuneration: Currently loss of earnings is up to £310.00 per day, currently under review. Expenses will be covered for these roles.

Please apply by visiting and following the instructions in the candidate brief quoting reference U0104. The closing date is 5pm on 19 March.

For a confidential conversation with Sarah Thewlis or for any other information please email [email protected]