Muswellbrook Shire Council, Muswellbrook NSW

  •  A genuine opportunity to ensure good governance practices

  •  Promote a high level of integrity and honesty

  •  Make a positive contribution to the communities of the Muswellbrook Shire

About us

Muswellbrook Shire Council supports its community of 17,000 residents with infrastructure, cultural, recreational, educational and community facilities and services. The Shire is centrally located in the Upper Hunter Valley, approximately 130km north-west of Newcastle.
Muswellbrook Shire Council has established an Audit Risk and Improvement Committee under the NSW Local Government Act 1993 as part of its governance obligations. The Audit Risk and Improvement Committee acts as an advisory body under the Act, to Council and senior management on issues relating to internal and external audits, financial, governance as well as external accountability responsibilities. Council is committed to open and transparent governance that meets the highest ethical standards and community expectations.

The committee consists of two (2) external members (one of whom is the Chairperson) and one (1) Councillor. The committee meets at least four (4) times per year.

Muswellbrook Shire Council is currently seeking suitably skilled and experienced individuals for appointment as independent external members of Council’s Audit Risk and Improvement Committee. Independent external members will be paid a fee ($900 Chair and $700 Member including expenses) for meeting attendance.

About you

To be considered for these important governance roles, your expression of interest must clearly demonstrate how your skills, qualifications and experience align with the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas – cybersecurity, fraud, risk management, financial management, corporate governance or audit;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislative, regulatory and industry standards applying to government agencies and/or large business enterprises and a high level understanding of best practice internal controls, risk management and corporate governance;

  • Understand complex issues and the importance of transparency, accountability and probity in a public authority;

  • Experience in working in a large organisation at a senior level with demonstrated strong business acumen. Experience in the local government sector would be an advantage; and

  • Have strong ethical values, a sense of integrity, the ability to inquire and ability to give direct and honest opinions to promote best practice.

Term of appointment: 4 years
Meetings: Quarterly with provision for special meetings if required

Please forward your expressions of interest in the form of a cover letter and CV addressing the listed criteria, marked “Confidential” to Joshua Brown – Manager Integrated Planning, Risk and Governance, Muswellbrook Shire Council, PO Box 122 Muswellbrook NSW 2333 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5.00pm 13th April, 2019.

Back to top