Head of Audit Risk Assurance

£64,343 - £71,376
04 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

At Gloucestershire County Council, we are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the services we provide in keeping the County moving forward. We rely on our strategic leaders to provide direction and inspiration to their services, giving them the confidence and capability to work for the benefit of the people of Gloucestershire – and we would love for you to join us!

Our Head of Internal Audit will drive the continued success of our Audit Risk Assurance shared service as well as provide advice and strategic direction to the  senior leaders, the Corporate Leadership Teams and Council Members of the three Councils within the ARA partnership (Gloucestershire County Council, Stroud District Council and Gloucester City Council).

How you’ll help make a difference…

As our Head of Internal Audit you undertake the statutory Chief Internal Auditor role will be responsible for the provision of an exceptional, cost-effective service to the council, our partners and schools / external clients. We will rely on you to ensure the service provided adheres to all applicable standards and regulations including IPPF, IIA and Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

You will lead a forward-thinking team of highly experienced and diversely-skilled professionals looking to continue the progress made in obtaining an excellent result in our recent EQA conducted by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (link: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/media/1286800/item-6-appendix-a-eqa-outcome-final-report.pdf)

What we need from you…

We are looking for a highly experienced internal auditor / finance professional with the professional and personal integrity to lead by example with the highest standards of openness, conduct and professionalism. We need someone who can quickly gain the confidence of senior management and elected members as well as someone with excellent leadership and communication skills to motivate and develop your team to reach their full potential.

What next?

If you feel you have the skill, desire and experience required to make a positive difference; we would love to have you on-board. Please continue in submitting an application before the closing date of Sunday 20th September by submitting a CV and covering letter to exrecruit@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Short-listed candidate will be contacted by e-mail and invited to interview.