Service Manager – Internal Audit and Risk
Wakefield is one of five metropolitan Districts in West Yorkshire, located on the edge of the West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire conurbations. We are made up of over 40 towns and villages, covering an area of 336 sq. km. Over 70% of our district is open countryside, surrounding the main centres of population in Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract, Hemsworth and Knottingley.
Since 2000, our district has benefitted from a period of sustained economic growth, attracting over £700m of inward investment in the city centre alone, demonstrably ‘punching above our weight’. We are a district open to business and open for business, attracting both investors and visitors. We are ambitious for our people and our places, with a vision to take our district forward by creating job opportunities and increasing skill levels, meeting our housing needs, reducing health inequalities and to continuing to make the district safer and creating a better quality environment.
We aim to be one of the best performing councils in the country, building on our values and objectives; To be caring, ambitious and modern council, creating healthy places where citizens of all ages thrive, businesses succeed and visitors enjoy and add to our economy.
As part of our commitment to providing high quality assurance services, we are looking to recruit a highly motivated Service Manager to lead our Internal Audit and Risk functions.
Reporting directly to the Chief Finance Officer, as our designated ‘Head of Audit’ you will play a critical role in developing and the delivery of the Council’s approach to Internal Audit and Risk. Ensuring compliance with Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and the Accounts and Audit Regulations will be a minimum.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is outcome focused with a passion to continually improve the effectiveness of the Council’s overall control environment and help to drive service performance to deliver on the Council’s strategic priorities.
You will be have an internal audit qualification (IIA) or accountancy qualification (CCAB/CIMA) with substantial experience of leading audit teams at a senior level.
For an informal discussion about either role please contact Neil Warren, Chief Finance Officer, on 01924 306433
Closing date for applications Friday 23rd March.
To apply online please visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the Recruitment Line on 0345 8506506 for an application form.
For further details about Wakefield Council and the role please visit www.ourwakefield.co.uk.