Overview

We have a vacancy on our Finance, Audit and Risk Sub Committee.

The Finance, Audit and Risk Sub Committee is a formally-established sub-committee of the Boards of Amnesty UK Section and Amnesty UK Charitable Trust. The Sub Committee exercises a key governance role, helping ensure that significant risks to the organisations are identified and managed, and that appropriate assurance is provided to the Boards. This includes overseeing the work of the newly-formed Internal Audit function, as well as overseeing the external audit process. Current Terms of Reference of the Sub Committee , which set out in detail its remit and reporting responsibilities, are attached below.

About you
The successful applicant for this role will have had substantial experience at a senior level within a large and complex organisation, probably at Chief Executive or senior director level. They will have an awareness of the regulatory and economic environment within which Amnesty UK operates, and a good understanding of how large organisations function, and of the key elements of governance that should be in place. Candidates are welcome from across all sectors – commercial, government, local government and health, as well as the charity sector.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about what Amnesty UK does, comfortable working in a collegiate style, who is keen to make a contribution but also to learn and grow.

There is a time commitment of around 8-10 days per year, mainly comprising attendance at four meetings per year, and associated preparatory work. Meetings are held on work-day evenings at the Amnesty UK offices in Shoreditch. The position is a voluntary one.  Out of pocket expenses will be paid in accordance with Amnesty UK’s expenses policy.

About us
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Already our network of over seven million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Apply for this role
For more information about this opportunity, please read the terms of reference attached at the bottom of this page.

To apply, please complete the application form below and email completed forms to recruitment@amnesty.org.uk before midday on 29 November 2017.

Interviews will take place at our London offices on 11 Dec and/or 15 Dec. Successful candidates will be appointed for an initial three-year term commencing the date of next FARSC meeting TBC.

As an organisation which values diversity, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.