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Non-Executive Director (Chair of Audit Committee)

Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Posted Date: January 2, 2013
Employer: To view company name. See instructions below Apply By: March 5, 2013
Employer Job Id: ADV354306GW4 CareerMine Job Id: 885583

Job Specification

  • The Coal Authority works to protect the public and the environment in coal mining areas. We manage the effects of past coal mining in order to promote public safety and safeguard the landscape - now and for future generations. The Coal Authority owns, on behalf of the country, the vast majority of the coal in Great Britain, as well as former coal mines.
  • The Coal Authority is looking to recruit a new Non-Executive Director, who will also perform the vital role of Chair of the Audit Committee. For this post you will contribute to the Coal Authority's Board meetings and discussions, contribute to and review the strategic direction of the Board and scrutinise the performance of the Chief Executive in ensuring that the Authority's functions are exercised efficiently and effectively. Where appropriate, you will also represent the Coal Authority externally.
  • As Chair of the Audit Committee, you will provide financial, corporate governance and propriety guidance and stewardship to the Coal Authority, the Chief Executive and their management team.
  • The Coal Authority is based in Mansfield and we would expect you to spend sufficient of your time commitment here as necessary to meet your brief.
  • To succeed in this role, you will need to be appropriately professionally qualified with a firm understanding of accounting standards and how to apply them in public or private sector organisations.
  • We would expect you to have had previous experience in working as a member of Audit Committees or similar. Possessing high ethical standards, integrity and strong interpersonal skills, your sound judgment and willingness to probe and challenge will be matched by the leadership and vision necessary to set the agenda for this vital Committee.
  • The Authority has been through a considerable period of change recently and is now in a period of embedding.
  • Like all of the public sector, we are working to improve our efficiency as well as identifying new ways of generating income from our assets, knowledge and expertise.
  • Our core role is about public safety and environmental management, working to make the public, planners and developers aware of our country's mining Legacy as well as dealing with its consequences, including subsidence and pollution, but increasingly we are looking at expanding outside the area of coal mining.