Do you want to make a difference to public scrutiny and accountability?
Join CfPS as one of our Independent Trustees - we are seeking to recruit two new trustees to our Board.
The CfPS Independent Trustees are members of a small strategic Board with responsibility to provide oversight and advice about the work of the Centre for Public Scrutiny, working with the Directors from our founder members (LGA, CIPFA and LGIU) to ensure effective control, accountability and high standards of conduct and probity.
The Centre became a charity in 2010 and is now seeking two new independent trustees to join the Board. We are particularly keen to fill identified gaps in the knowledge, skills and experience in the current Board of Trustees:
• Health sector
• Public-private partnerships
• Addressing diversity issues, notably gender
The trustees provide strategic advice to the Centre’s staff on policies and plans to help the Centre deliver its charitable mission to promote public scrutiny, accountability, transparency and involvement for the public benefit, through:
- Advancing education in the principles and practice of public scrutiny and accountability, maintaining a national centre of expertise and promoting national debate and networks; and
- Promoting the development of and improving the practice of public scrutiny and accountability within government and public services, including promoting standards of professional practice.
The Board meets four times a year in Westminster, under our independent Chair Nick Raynsford MP, to oversee the good governance and management of the Centre’s assets in support of its objectives. Trustees are also encouraged to attend other Centre events and activities and to take a championing role around particular aspects of the Centre’s work, according to availability, interest and expertise. There is a stakeholder Advisory Board which provides advice to the Trustees about the needs that the Centre seeks to meet.
Joining the CfPS Board offers a unique opportunity to contribute to policy and practice in improving the governance and accountability of government and public services. The Centre has a strong base of practical work in local government and the health service and is now strongly developing its work in charity, housing, policing and education governance and accountability.
If you want to make a difference to the accountability, transparency and inclusiveness of any of our public services, becoming a CfPS Trustee is the ideal way to contribute. See last year's Annual Trustees' Report
for more on what the Centre does and what it has achieved.
Closing date: 16 April 2012 5pm
Interviews: 26 April 2012 (am)
How to apply
Download the job description, person specification and application form attached to this message and email a completed form (no CVs please) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 16 April 2012.