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The RPS is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy. Our mission is to put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare. Our vision is to become the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines.

Since the Society was founded in 1841 we have championed the profession, and are internationally renowned as publishers of medicines information. We promote pharmacy in the media and government, lead the way in medicines information, and support pharmacists in their education and development. People join RPS, partner with RPS, and follow our campaigns because we do everything we can to champion pharmacy.

About the role

Job Title: Chair of Audit & Risk Committee 
Remuneration: The chair will be entitled to claim a day rate for attendance at Audit & Risk Committee meetings and at the Assembly Working Day and the Society will reimburse travel expenses submitted in accordance with its Travel and Expenses Policy.

The Society is governed by an Assembly of 14 members. It is responsible for the financial management and organisational governance of the Society and delegates certain aspects of this to the Audit & Risk Committee including:

  • setting the remit for the external annual audit
  • internal controls and audit processes
  • ·oversight of the Society’s Risk Register

Chair Role
The Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee should lead the organisation’s approach to risk management and report to the Assembly. They should view issues brought to the Committee from an independent and questioning perspective and should hold members of the Assembly [and Executive] to account for their decisions and actions from this perspective.

Appointments are made for two years, and it would normally be expected that the Chair would serve a maximum of two consecutive terms of office (of two years each) and that where an individual has served two continuous terms a gap of at least one term of office should be left before applying for the same post again.

Meetings
The committee normally meets three times a year for half a day (March, June, Sept/Oct), and reports to the Assembly via presentation of the minutes of each meeting at the next Assembly meeting. The Chair also has observer status at the Working Day of Assembly meetings (three times a year).

The Chair will be entitled to claim a day rate for attendance at Audit & Risk Committee meetings and at the Assembly Working Day and the Society will reimburse travel expenses submitted in accordance with its Travel and Expenses Policy.

Please click here for a full outline of the role

How to apply

Candidates are asked to provide a brief (2 page max) summary of how they meet the required skills set and what experience they would bring to the role, along with a summary (2 page max) CV.

Applications should be received by 19th April, with interviews being held during May/June if necessary. The new Chair will take up office from 4th July and will chair the meeting of the Committee on 18th October. It would be beneficial if they were able to attend the final meeting of the Committee under the present Chair which will be held on 3rd July.

For more information and to submit your application please email alison.douglas@rpharms.com.

Closing Date: Friday 19 April

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