PGR Student Member Needed for King’s Audit & Compliance Committee

Would you like to help King’s and gain valuable experience by serving on a major College committee?

King’s is seeking a postgraduate research (PhD or equivalent) student to serve on the College’s Audit and Compliance Committee. This is an important committee which plays a key role in the College’s governance. Its functions include challenging the College’s strategic objectives and management arrangements, providing the College Council (as the College’s governing board) with assurance that King’s has effective risk management, control and governance arrangements in place, reviewing the College’s audit arrangements and ensuring there are effective structures for managing statutory and regulatory compliance. The Committee’s annual report is submitted to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

As the Committee’s PGR student member, you will have the opportunity to contribute a student’s viewpoint to the Committee’s deliberations in a positive, constructive and engaged way. This will involve preparing for and attending meetings of the Committee (normally three per year, in term time). You should have an appreciation of the mission of the higher education sector, have the ability to question intelligently, be numerate and have strong analytical skills and be able to see the ‘bigger picture’. An understanding of the importance of confidentiality in collective decision making is essential for participating in this Committee’s work.

Role description (pdf)

Please note that this role is not remunerated, although any expenses necessarily incurred in serving on the Committee may be claimed back.

If you are interested in this opportunity to develop your skills and experience, please send (by post or email) a CV and a letter stating why you believe you are an appropriate candidate to:

Peter Garrod,
Director of Governance & Legal Affairs Management,
King’s College London,
James Clerk Maxwell Building,
57 Waterloo Road,
London SE1 8WA

Email: peter.garrod@kcl.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 11 April 2014.

We intend to interview shortlisted candidates in mid-May 2014. The appointment is subject to approval by the College Council, following which the successful candidate will commence service on the Committee in the 2014-15 academic year.