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Senior Internal Auditor

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, LONDON
£51,099.00 - £54,135.00
Closing date
19 May 2024

Job Details

At Tower Hamlets we pride ourselves in offering the best of London in one borough. The list is long but includes Brick Lane, Victoria Park, Canary Wharf, Columbia Road market, Tower of London, the V&A Museum of Childhood and Whitechapel Art Gallery. We have one of the most multi-cultural and fastest growing populations in the country – set to rise to 341,000 by 2023.

Against this background, a professional, independent and objective internal audit service is vital for promoting good governance, risk management and internal control across the Council. Internal Audit has a key role in Tower Hamlets in helping accomplish the Council’s priorities and objectives by
bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal control, risk management and governance processes.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our high-profile Internal Audit service for a qualified, and experienced Internal Auditor. The successful candidate will manage and deliver a programme of risk-based and consultancy audits across a whole range of services and functions within the Council and its partners. You should ideally be a qualified accountancy or audit professional and demonstrate substantial experience in conducting and reporting of risk based internal audits within a public sector organisation. In return, we will provide a positive and supportive environment with opportunities to advance your career.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact David Dobbs ( or Bharat Mehta (

Additional Details
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond
to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic ì circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.

Closing Date: Sunday 19th May 2024


Tower Hamlets is one of the UK's most culturally vibrant and diverse areas. The borough is densely populated, with over 200,000 people living in eight square miles at the heart of London's East End. Some 49 per cent of residents are from black and minority ethnic communities. We have Investors in People status, have achieved the highest level of the Equality Framework for Local Government and are committed to recruiting a workforce to reflect our community. 

Challenges do still remain and deprivation and poverty is present in the area, providing a stark contrast to the wealth and prosperity that has grown around Canary Wharf and the City fringes. 

The Council is making capital investment of some £300 Million over the period 2014/15 to 2016/17 and there are a number of high profile capital projects being designed and delivered during this period. We are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth and capital investment provides benefits for everyone and create opportunities to transform the lives of local residents. 

Against this background, a professional, independent and objective internal audit service is vital for promoting good governance across the Council.  

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