Wales Audit Office - Board

Published 13/07/2022   |   Last Updated 28/07/2022

Chair: £25,000 per annum, non-pensionable, 4 days per month.

Non-Executive Member: £12,500 per annum, non-pensionable, 2-3 days per month.

Location: Wales

Closing Date: 16 September 2022


Purpose of the posts:

The Wales Audit Office (WAO) Board has responsibility to develop the strategic direction of the WAO and ensure the functions of the organisation are delivered efficiently and cost-effectively.

The organisation employs around 280 staff, and the Auditor General is its Chief Executive and Accounting Officer. The Auditor General is a statutory office holder responsible for a range of audit functions including the audit of the accounts of most public bodies in Wales.

The Senedd is looking to appoint two Non-Executive Members and Chair to the Board. In accordance with legislative requirements the Chair will be appointed from the Non-Executive Members of the WAO and will therefore be appointed as a Non-Executive Member of the Board in the first instance.

In total the WAO Board comprises nine members, five of whom are non-executives (including the Chair) plus the Auditor General for Wales  and three employees of the WAO.

The Non-Executive Members are appointed by the Welsh Parliament (‘the Senedd’).

One employee member is nominated by the Auditor General and the other two are appointed by the Non-Executive Members following a ballot of WAO staff.


How to apply:

If you have any queries relating to the roles, the recruitment process or need advice on how to best to present your background, skills and experience in your application please contact our recruitment partners at Penna

Roger Russell (07710 701570)

Claire MacLeod ( 07966 524037 )

If you are interested in applying for these roles it is important to identify if you are applying for the Chair position or both in your application and to refer to the eligibility criteria governing these roles in the candidate information brief.


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