PEMBROKESHIRE County Council is looking for two citizens to sit as lay persons on its Governance and Audit Committee.

The committee’s work includes:

  • reviewing and scrutinising the Authority’s financial affairs
  • making reports and recommendations in relation to the Authority’s financial affairs
  • reviewing and assessing the risk management, internal control, performance assessment and corporate governance arrangements of the Authority
  • making reports and recommendations to the council or to the relevant committee on the adequacy and effectiveness of those arrangements
  • plus several other functions

The successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the value of the Audit function.

Citizens cannot become a lay member if they are:

  • a member or officer of any Local Authority
  • if they have in the period of 12 months ending with the date of appointment been a member or an officer of any Local Authority
  • if they are a spouse or civil partner of a member or officer of any Local Authority.

An allowance will be payable for attendance at Governance and Audit Committee meetings.

The closing date for applications is January 24.

For a full description of the role and an application pack please contact Jackie Thomas, e-mail: