Appointments to the Audit, Risk, Assurance and Performance Committee of UKRI

Appointments to the Audit, Risk, Assurance and Performance Committee of UKRI

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a new organisation that, from 1 April 2018, will bring together the seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England. The Audit, Risk, Assurance and Performance Committee (ARAPC) will be responsible for supporting the UKRI Board and Accounting Officer.

ARAPC is a formal sub-committee of the UKRI Board and will monitor and advise the Board on appropriate standards for assurance, risk management and internal control.

The ARAPC will have a pivotal role in ensuring the success of UK Research and Innovation, helping it achieve its strategic objectives to be the single, strong voice of UK research and innovation, and building on our world-leading reputation. 

UKRI is seeking independent members with a mix of specialist accounting skills, including accounting, financial, risk management, information assurance, audit and corporate governance to enable the committee to provide appropriate scrutiny and advice to the Board.

UKRI is looking to appoint up to seven members from mid-February 2018 - if you have relevant expertise and experience we would like to hear from you.

Members will be paid an honorarium of £3,400 a year.

The UK Research and Innovation Board is committed to the principle of public appointment with openness and transparency of process and to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns. 

UK Research and Innovation is particularly keen to ensure diversity in membership of its Board and its sub-bodies. Applications from women, those with a disability and members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented are therefore especially welcome.

Further information

For further details of the role and how to apply refer to the recruitment pack (Word, 85KB). You can also view the ARAPC Terms of Reference (PDF, 52KB).

Please send completed application to Carole Walker at:

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on 11 December 2017.