Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-Committee Member

Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA
Hours per week
Roughly 8-10 days per year, mainly comprising attendance at four annual meetings and associated preparatory work
Salary details
Unpaid, expenses only
Closing date
Friday 25 October 2019 at 12:00
Interview date
12 November 2019
Contact email

About the Finance Sub Committee

The Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-Committee is a formally-established sub-committee of the Boards of AIUK Section and AIUK Charitable Trust. It exercises a key governance role, helping ensure that significant risks to the organisations are identified and managed, and that appropriate assurance is provided to the Boards. This includes overseeing the work of the newly-formed Internal Audit function, as well as overseeing the external audit process. Current Terms of Reference of the sub-committee, which set out in detail its remit and reporting responsibilities, are attached below.  


About you  

The successful applicant for this role will have had substantial experience at a senior level, preferably  within a large and complex organisation. They will have an awareness of the regulatory and economic environment within which AIUK operates, and a good understanding of how charitable organisations function, and of the key elements of governance that should be in place. Candidates are welcome from across all sectors - commercial, government, local government and health, as well as the charity sector.  We would really welcome candidates with experience of internal audit and/or developing and implementing risk management processes in organisations of a similar size to AIUK.


We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about what AIUK does, comfortable working in a collegiate style, who is keen to make a contribution but also to learn and grow.  


There is a time commitment of around 8-10 days per year, mainly comprising attendance at four meetings per year, and associated preparatory work. Meetings are held on work-day evenings at the AIUK offices in Shoreditch. The position is a voluntary one.  Out of pocket expenses will be paid in accordance with AIUK’s expenses policy.


About us

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Already our network of over seven million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.


Apply for this role

For more information about this opportunity, please read the terms of reference attached at the bottom of this page. To apply, please complete the application form below and email completed forms to before midday on 25 October. Interviews will take place at our London offices on 12 November. Successful candidates will be appointed for an initial three-year term commencing 10 December 2019.

We are an organisation that values diversity in background, experience and thought. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

FARSC Role Description 2019_0.pdf
FARSC Terms of Reference 2019_0.pdf
Governance Application Form_0.docx