Cheshire East Council is looking to recruit two residents to sit on a committee that helps govern three of its companies established to seek better value from service delivery.
The shareholder committee provides an independent and high-level focus on the performance and commissioning arrangements for Ansa environmental services, Orbitas bereavement services and Transport Service Solutions.
Councillor Steve Carter, chairman of the shareholder committee, said: “We are looking for two individuals with strong commercial acumen. We would welcome applications from people with experience in financial management, business development and growth and, ideally, an understanding of at least one of the sectors the companies operate in. Providing constructive challenge, as part of the committee, supports the council’s ambition for its group of companies to be innovative and income generating.”
The committee will meet about six times a year, in Sandbach, with each meeting taking approximately three hours. Candidates will be expected to serve for two years.
Candidates interested in joining the committee must be residents of Cheshire East, should not be politically active and must be completely independent of any relationship with a councillor or any member of the three companies’ staff. The post is unpaid but very rewarding and appropriate expenses are reimbursed.