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Chair of Audit and Risk Committee (Trustee)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for a trustee to join our board to Chair our Audit and Risk Committee. With our five-year strategy underway, this is an exciting time to join us as we forge new, influential partnerships and strategies to achieve our aims and help as many people as we can with diabetes. 

As the Chair of Audit and Risk Committee you will support effective oversight of the financial matters of the Charity in line with good practice and governance, and the Charity’s legal responsibilities, ensuring that their money is safe, properly used and accounted for. 

You will report to the board on the matters reviewed by, and on any decisions or recommendations of, the Audit and Risk Committee. You will ensure all categories of risk are adequately identified, reported, and managed and continuously evaluate the suitability of, and level of compliance with, financial and non-financial controls. This includes assessing whether procedures are effective and efficient, and checking whether agreed controls and procedures have been followed. 

You will have knowledge and understanding of current financial practice relevant to charities and experience within financial planning and risk management. We are seeking an accounting qualification and prior charity board or equivalent experience for this key role.

We are keen to continue to ensure diversity at board level in all its forms – age, ethnicity, sexual identity and disability, for this appointment we are particularly interested in appointing a trustee with lived experience of Type 2 diabetes either personally or through a family member or loved one. 

Package Description

Closing date: 30 November 2023
Interviews: Tuesday 19 December 2023
Location of Interviews: Wells Lawrence House, London

Application Process: To formally apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (ideally maximum 2 sides of A4 each) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification, including your interest and motivation in applying for this position.
Please ensure that your application is emailed to inserting “Trustee – Diabetes UK” into the subject field

About the Company

For nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

But there’s more to do. And you can be part of it.

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.


Diabetes UK

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