Audit, Risk, Assurance and Performance Committee (ARAPC)

Closing date 24 February 2021, 11:59pm UK time
Time commitment 10 days a year
Number of positions 4
Length of service 3 years
Start date Variable, to be agreed

Provide advice to help UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) develop processes and policies that support our vision and meet ethical standards. You’ll be an independent voice, supporting the committee’s board and accounting officer.

This is a senior role as a member of a sub-committee of the UKRI Board.

Who can apply

You must have experience with some or all of:

  • finance, accounting and audit
  • internal controls, including fraud and internal audit
  • risk management, including non-financial risks
  • technology risk and assurance, including cyber
  • information governance
  • environmental, social and corporate governance
  • ethics and compliance.

You have good communication and interpersonal skills, both in person and across virtual platforms.

We are seeking candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, disciplines and experience, reflecting the breadth of UKRI’s activities. We want diversity of thought and fresh perspectives, including from:

  • emerging industries
  • established and start-up commerce
  • higher education and research
  • the third sector and public service.

The role

You’ll intelligently review and constructively challenge UKRI’s assurances on the following areas to make sure they’re comprehensive and reliable:

  • governance
  • risk management
  • the control environment
  • performance information
  • the integrity of financial statements.

Time commitment

This is a part time role. There are four formal meetings and several deep dives each year. In total, you will need to commit 10 days a year.


You will receive an honorarium of £3,400 a year.

How to apply

Read the full details on the role and application process in the application pack (PDF, 997KB).

To apply, submit a CV and cover letter to

Your CV must be no more than three pages long and your cover letter no more than two.

Closing date 24 February 2021, 11:59pm UK time
Interview date March or April 2021
Start date Variable, to be agreed

Equality, diversity and inclusion

UKRI believes that everyone has a right to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect
  • be provided with equal opportunities
  • flourish and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so.

We value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community.


For questions about this opportunity, please contact:

Fiona Dargavel

Last updated: 7 December 2023

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