Social Work England, Non-Executive Board Member - Audit and Risk

£350 per day, time expected commitment not to exceed 20 days per annum
08 Apr 2019
06 May 2019
Job Role
Risk Manager
Public Sector
Contract Type
Level of qualification

The Department for Education and the Department of Health & Social Care are looking to appoint a non-executive director to the Board of Social Work England, with specific skills in the area of audit and risk. Social Work England will be a new specialist regulator for all social workers that has an absolute focus on protecting the health and wellbeing of those individuals who need social work support.

Please note this is a joint ministerial appointment by the Department for Education and the Department for Health and Social Care.

Essential criteria

Candidates will demonstrate:

• A commitment to the values of equality, human rights and inclusion and an ability to champion these and ensure that they underpin the work of the Board;

• A commitment to engaging service users and ensuring their voice is taken into account within decision making processes;

• An ability to set strategic direction and engage in constructive debate and challenge at all levels; and

• An ability to work collaboratively at senior/Board level to plan and facilitate decisions.

Together with expertise and ability in:

• Senior financial management and accounting, including audit and procurement expertise; and an accountancy or auditing qualification with associated professional membership (eg CIPFA, ACCA, CIMA);

• chairing an Audit and Risk Committee; and

• The development and review of internal controls and risk management systems including governance at a senior level. 

Desirable criteria

It is also desirable that candidates demonstrate:

• An understanding of the regulation of professionals/individuals; and

• Experience of organisations undergoing set-up and/or newly formed organisations