Head of Assurance

Barking & Dagenham
13 Jul 2018
13 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The vision for the borough is: One borough; One community; London’s growth opportunity

Over the last two years, the Council has undertaken an ambitious Transformation Programme to completely redesign the way it works to meet the needs of its residents and over the course of 2017-18 it moved towards becoming a New Kind of Council. This has meant creating new Service Delivery Blocks, wholly owned companies and embedding new ways of working.

At the heart of this is a new relationship with our residents, empowering, building their resilience and enabling them to fulfil their potential by providing opportunities to prosper.

We are outcomes-focused, directing attention and resources to the things that will have the most impact on improving the lives of residents.

Things are changing in Barking & Dagenham and our transformation has been recognised  with us being recently voted LGC Council of the Year in recognition We have recently created a new finance department and as such require a new Head of Assurance to lead the councils internal audit, counter fraud and risk management objectives. The key objective for this role is to manage and reduce the fraud and corruption exposure for all of the council’s services and entities attached to LBBD. You will lead to team of 14 consisting of Counter Fraud Officers, Risk Management professionals and Insurance and Assurance Officers

You will be a proven Assurance leader with full CCAB qualifications. It would be beneficial for you to understand intimately how finance functions operate strategically in a local government setting. You will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of Assurance and Risk at a strategic level. You will be experienced in providing sound leadership and advice in all matters relating to Assurance and Risk. There is an opportunity to review and implement significant change in how Assurance is managed across the authority so experience in in creating new frameworks across assurance, fraud and risk is welcome.


To find out more information please contact:

Becky Frost on 02038492695 / becky.frost@penna.com

Andrew Barton on 07528677791 / andrew.barton@penna.com

To make a formal application please visit www.therightteam.co.uk

Closing date – 13th August

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