Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums seeks an independent Vice Chair of Audit Committee

31 January 2024

Vice Chair will supoprt Chair to ensure continued effective corporate governance of major museum group

A family of four enjoying a craft activity in a museum.Image: Visitors to Discovery Museum, one of nine popular attractions managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), which manages nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne & Wear, is seeking to recruit an Independent Vice Chair to join its Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee’s key responsibility is to seek evidence and obtain independent assurance on behalf of TWAM’s governing body, the Strategic Board, that a comprehensive, coordinated and effective framework of internal control and corporate governance is maintained across the organisation. 

Whilst it is essential that applicants should have financial awareness, an accounting background or qualification is less important than a broad understanding of business practice, risk and control, and corporate governance. A professional legal qualification or experience would be an advantage.

TWAM is supported by the four Tyneside local authorities and Newcastle University. TWAM is also a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England.

The term of office for the Independent Vice Chair of the Audit Committee will be four years and the role is voluntary, although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Download the Recruitment Pack to learn more about the role, person specification and eligibility criteria (PDF, 6.76 MB)

How to apply

Please apply for this post by sending:

to CorpGov@twmuseums.org.uk by Monday 19 February 2024.

If you require any assistance in completing your application or if you need this information in another format such as in Braille or in large print, please contact CorpGov@twmuseums.org.uk.

Please be advised interviews for this position are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 4 March 2024 in Newcastle. 

If you would like an informal discussion about the role with TWAM’s Head of Finance, Governance and Resources, Jackie Reynolds, please email jackie.reynolds@twmuseums.org.uk

TWAM recognises the positive value of diversity, promoting equality and challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and aim to be an organisation that reflects our audiences and communities.