Independent chair sought for top West Midlands Combined Authority committee

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is seeking an independent chair for one of its key committees.

The Audit & Standards Committee oversees finances, processes and risks for the WMCA and holds its members to account.

The committee is made up of members of the constituent and non-constituent councils of the WMCA along with the independent member in its chair, who will be appointed for a period of four years.

Responsibilities will include fostering good working relationships and communication among all committee members, between the committee and the WMCA.

Meetings take place four times a year at the WMCA offices in Birmingham and the role is voluntary, although travel expenses are paid.

Candidates must be:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Not currently a member or employee of the West Midlands Combined Authority.
  • Not currently be an independent chair of any other West Midlands public sector body.
  • Not actively engaged in local party political activity
  • Cannot be the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
  • Not convicted within the last five years of any offence resulting in a sentence of three months imprisonment or more (whether suspended or not)
  • Not convicted of any fraudulent or corrupt electoral practice for which there is a period of disqualification

Anybody interested should submit their CV with a covering letter should be sent to Dan Essex, governance services manager, West Midlands Combined Authority, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD or emailed to by 5pm on Monday 26 September 2016.

For more details contact Dan Essex on 0121 214 7505.

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