Expressions of Interest

  • EOI: Independent Member(s) to Join the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC)

    Warren Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for two (2) Independent Members to join their Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC).

    The Committee will meet at least four (4) times per year at most times virtually.


    The role of the ARIC is to:

    • Report to Council and provide appropriate advice and recommendations on matters relevant to the Charter;

    • Assist by providing independent advice to Council on it fulfilling its responsibilities by ensuring that management has an appropriate governance and business framework in place across the organisation;

    • Specifically, the ARIC should advise Council on the following matters:
    • Effectiveness of the Risk Management Framework in terms of identifying and managing Council’s financial and business risks;
    • Effectiveness of key controls including policy, procedure and governance processes;
    • Legislative compliance by the organisation; and
    • Effectiveness of external accountability mechanisms.
    • At all times recognise that the primary responsibility for the management of Council rests with the Council and General Manager as defined by the Local Government Act 1993;

    • Assist Council to ensure that the services and facilities provided by the Council are managed efficiently and effectively;

    • Identify strategies to assist with the continuous improvement of the provision of services and facilities to the community;

    • Promote continuous improvement across business processes with a focus on efficiencies and savings; and

    • The focus of the Committee should only be on matters of significance and materiality. 

    As part of this objective, the ARIC will ensure that there are adequate and effective systems of internal control in place throughout Council and will assist in the implementation of the internal and external audit plans.

    The role and responsibilities of the ARIC is in accordance with the Charter, which may be revised or expanded by the Council from time to time. 

    View the Information Pack.

    View the Draft Terms of Reference.


    Members of the Committee are expected to:

    • Have a high level of personal integrity and ethics, as well as acting honestly and in good faith;

    • Attend and actively participate in meetings of the ARIC and contribute the time needed to understand the reports provided;

    • Broadly be aware of and understand the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements appropriate to Warren Shire Council;

    • Work collaboratively with other members of the ARIC in achieving the Committee’s objectives;

    • Express opinions frankly and ask questions that go to the fundamental core of issues;

    • Review the risks, progress, controls, finances and performance surrounding major projects;

    • Have an understanding of management principles required, recognising and evaluating the materiality and significance of deviations from good business practices;

    • Have strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, and ability to apply objectivity with sound judgement;

    • Comply with the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Terms of Reference (currently in Draft Form); and

    • Comply with the Councils’ Code of Conduct. 


    Before you apply, please read the Information Pack and Draft Terms of Reference carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. 

    You will be required to answer questions that relate to the criteria on the Application Form together with providing your current Resume, which should include two (2) recent referees.  

    Your Resume should include evidence of qualifications that you possess. 

    All correspondence will be via the email that you have provided.


    All Expressions of Interest should be submitted using this Application Form. Once completed, you may submit your application via:


    Post:  PO Box 6, Warren NSW 2824

    In-person: Written EOI Applications can also be provided in-person to Council’s Administration Centre at 115 Dubbo Street, Warren NSW 2824.


    Please note that Expressions of Interest will close at 4pm, Thursday 2 May 2024.


    Please direct all enquiries to Warren Shire Council's General Manager, Gary Woodman, on email:, mobile: 0419 409 439, or telephone: 02 6847 6600.