The NCTJ has a dedicated team of staff based in a converted granary in the lovely North Essex village of Newport, near Saffron Walden. We have a friendly working environment with a team-working and goal-orientated culture.
Everyone is very committed to the organisation’s values, achieving high standards and implementing new ways of working. All staff are flexible in their approach and adaptable to change. As a charity, we are cost conscious and efficient. We take great care over recruitment and training as we regard our staff as vital to our success.
The NCTJ is an equal opportunities employer and believes in investing in staff.
We also employ examiners and rely on volunteers who are committed to professional journalism and our charitable activities.
Finance and audit committee
The NCTJ has experienced considerable growth in recent years, and its finances are becoming more complex. We have therefore established a finance and audit committee (FAC) to formalise and extend the role and remit of the audit committee which met annually to oversee the external audit.
The purpose of the FAC is to assist the directors in fulfilling their obligations and oversight responsibilities specifically relating to financial planning, the audit process, financial reporting, the system of controls and risk management, and to make recommendations to the directors.
We are looking to appoint at least two additional external members (ie those who are not directors of the NCTJ). External members should bring an appropriate range of financial, risk, compliance and audit management skills and experience to the FAC.
The committee normally meets four times a year, and additionally as required.
Expressions of interest in joining the FAC can be made at any time by emailing the chief executive Joanne Butcher: email@example.com