Audit and Risk Committee Member

The National Lottery Community Fund
Annual time commitment will be approximately 8 days per year
Remuneration is £1,744 per annum

The National Lottery Community Fund (the Fund) raises millions of pounds a week for good causes, funding projects and activities that transform communities and enrich lives as the largest single source of funding for community activities in the UK. We’re One Fund based in communities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and our work reflects the diversity of the UK. We support activities that create resilient communities that are more inclusive and environmentally sustainable – activities that will strengthen society and improve lives.


The Fund wishes to appoint an external independent member to serve on its Audit & Risk Committee. The Committee is charged with ensuring that the Board and Accounting Officer gain the assurance they need on risk management, governance and internal controls and therefore needs a range of skills and experience relevant to these aspects. Because of the importance of financial management and financial reporting, candidates should have recent and relevant financial experience.

This is an exciting time to join the Fund’s Audit and Risk Committee. We are proud to support the Executive and wider organisation in the delivery of The National Lottery Community Fund’s It starts with community strategy to 2030, at a time of optimistic change and growth as we deliver our ambitious new plans. We are looking for a Committee Member who will bring their skills, knowledge and experience to support the Board and Accounting Officer in their responsibilities of risk, control and governance and associated assurance. 

You will ideally be someone with strong finance, audit and risk experience at a senior level, unimpeachable integrity, a maturity of judgment as well as a strong commitment to the values of our organisation. We want to ensure any appointee is committed to promoting diversity, in its broadest possible sense.

This is a significant opportunity to be involved in an organisation transforming people’s lives. If you believe you have the background and personal qualities needed, we would be delighted to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.


Closing date
Monday 17th June 2024

Preliminary interviews
w/c Monday 24th June and w/c Monday 1st July

Final Panel interviews
Friday 12th July or Monday 15th July (tbc)

Following the interviews, the panel will submit its recommendations to the Chair of The National Lottery Community Fund Board. The National Lottery Community Fund Board Chair will write to the successful candidate to offer the position.