Principal Auditor – Programmes and Change Management

Truro, Cornwall
£36,462 – £43,821
27 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Auditor – Programmes and Change Management
£36,462 – £43,821
Truro, Cornwall


The Council’s Internal Audit, Risk and Insurance Service is currently undergoing significant change to enhance its arrangements for the provision of independent assurance over the effectiveness of the Council’s arrangements for managing risk, governance and internal control. We are now looking at appointing experienced and qualified individuals to help position this ambitious Service at the heart of the Council’s assurance arrangements. With the first rural devolution deal and a complex service delivery structure that includes group companies and huge change programmes these roles provide ideal opportunities for self-motivated individuals who are looking for new challenges and gaining experience of working in a diversified public sector organisation.

Reporting to the Principal Audit Manager or IT Audit and Data Analytics Manager, the Principal Auditor – Programmes and Change Management will be responsible for planning, managing and undertaking complex, sensitive and high profile programmes / projects and change management assurance reviews across the Council, its group of companies and external clients. You will work autonomously and take responsibility for own work to support the delivery of value add assurance services to all stakeholders. The Principal Auditor will be expected to deliver timely and accurate assurance reports on the financial and deliverability of programmes / projects to all key stakeholders. As an expert in your area you will be required to provide thought leadership in programmes and change management assurance as well as acting as lead client liaison including supporting audit committees as required.

As the role also involves supporting the Council’s Counter Fraud arrangements, you will be expected to undertake some ad-hoc reviews and may lead on corporate investigations. 

About You

You will be a highly experienced and qualified auditor at CMIIA / CCAB level or a holder of a recognised project management qualification.

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Demonstrable extensive experience of working independently to deliver robust and independent assurance across strategic transformation programmes and change portfolios in large organisations at a Senior Auditor level.
  • Ability to plan, manage and undertake a portfolio of assignments, effectively prioritising the work of yourself and others.
  • Extensive experience of building credible and powerful relationships with senior stakeholders, demonstrating robust judgement, insight and thought leadership.
  • Demonstrable innovative approach to solving problems and the ability to think laterally and challenge the status quo.

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Simba Muzarurwi, Head of Audit, Risk & Insurance on 01872 323988 or email

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Closing date: 18th March 2018