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Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee - Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service
United Kingdom
Closing date
May 14, 2022

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Job Role
Non-executive Director
FMCG & CPG, Public Administration & Regulation, Logistics, Other
Contract Type
Part Time
Level of qualification
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The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) plays a vital role in helping the public sector buy goods and services to deliver maximum value for the taxpayer. Using their commercial expertise, CCS helps thousands of public and third sector buyers in the UK to purchase everything from locum doctors and laptops to police cars and electricity. It is the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK and the collective purchasing power of its customers, combined with its first-class procurement knowledge, means it can get the best commercial deals in the interests of taxpayers.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join the CCS Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee to support its ambitious growth plan, central to which is ensuring that there is robust corporate governance, internal control and risk assurance processes. The CCS has already saved taxpayers millions of pounds but there is more to be done to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement in the public sector.

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Chair reports to the Board and to the Non-Executive Chair. They set the overall direction and has primary responsibility to drive the work of the  Committee. The role requires a strong financial and audit background, excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy and strategic vision with the ability to positively influence those inside and outside who impact on the strategic direction of the organisation.

CCS is committed to diversity throughout the organisation, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

CCS has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please visit: The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Friday 13th May 2022.

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