Audit and Risk Committee Member

Great Britain

Independent Audit & Risk Committee Members

OXFAM Great Britain



Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. Oxfam GB has launched a new strategy working for a world where everyone has the power to thrive, not just survive, and tackling the biggest challenges that perpetuate poverty. We’re radically shifting resources and power to those we are here to serve - and ensuring that everything we do is safe, feminist and anti-racist.

Oxfam GB is recruiting for two new independent members to join our Board’s Audit & Risk Committee.  Most importantly you’ll have a commitment to our vision and values.  One member will bring relevant senior management or practitioner expertise in finance and audit, ideally as a qualified accountant.  The other will have  relevant senior management or practitioner expertise in using risk management for the best interests of an organisation and its stakeholders, with demonstrable experience in one or more of Oxfam’s key risk areas.

You’ll be a full member of the Committee and play an influential and valuable role in support of the delivery of Oxfam’s radical new agenda, without having the fiduciary responsibilities of being a Trustee.   In turn, you will commit some 10 days per year. Whilst this is an unpaid role, you will receive expenses for attendance at Committee meetings and associated activities.

Please read more about the roles online and, if you’d like to discuss this, you can talk with our Chief Financial Officer.  If you’re interested, please apply – we really want to hear from you.  For more information and to apply, go to, using reference 0849.  Applications are required by 11:59pm GMT 22 October 2021. Interviews will be held online on 15 November.

Everyone having access to our application process is very important to us, so if you’re unable to submit your application online please contact us:


Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. Across regions, from the local to the global, we work with people to bring change that lasts.  Our work is grounded in the commitment to the universality of human rights. Driven by diversity and founding our asks in evidence and experience, we take sides against poverty and injustice everywhere. Feminist approaches guide all our analysis, action and interaction.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in 67 countries. 


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to apply


As part of your online application, please upload your CV and Cover Letter.  Your Cover Letter should  explain how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the criteria outlined in the Person Specification in the Appointment Brief on our website.  It should also state which role you would like to be considered for (Role Profile 1 or Profile 2 – see Appointment Brief).


About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

Closing date: 
22nd October 2021