Independent Members of the Audit and Standards Committee

Independent Members of the Audit and Standards Committee

Milton Keynes Council is seeking Independent Members to join its Audit and Standards Committees.

Successful applicants will bring skills and experience to help the respective committees with their work. More information is available below and in the application packs.

Our committees usually meet 4 times a year (normally in the evening), with the possibility of occasional special meetings or invitations to sit on sub-committees or working groups appointed by the Committee. There is a requirement in between meetings to read agendas and related papers.

Independent members will receive a modest fixed annual allowance (£670 per annum) and their travelling and subsistence expenses are paid.

Audit Committee

The Committee is looking for local people with an interest in finance and governance. The work will give you input into the Council's policy and practices as well as learning about the systems and processes that support the broad and complex range of Council services; especially the financial / risk management of those services. You will be an impartial, independent-minded person who might also have experience in Audit, Finance or Risk Management.

Audit Committee Independent Member - Job specification

Audit Committee Independent Member - Application Form

Standards Committee

The Committee is looking for experienced and confident Town, Parish or Community Councillors, to help it in its duty to promote high standards of conduct especially for Local Councils in Milton Keynes. If there is a serious complaint about a Parish Councillor’s conduct that requires a hearing, a parish member is invited to be part of the hearing process, in a non-voting capacity.

Standards Committee Parish Member - Job specification

Standards Committee Parish Member - Application Form


Please return your completed application forms by Friday 11 August 2023, via email or post to Alex Melia:

Alex Melia, Senior Governance Officer, Democratic Services, Milton Keynes City Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ.