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Internal Audit Manager

London Borough of Waltham Forest
Walthamstow, London (Greater)
PO9 £60,468 - £63,879
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

About Us: 

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work. 
We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents. 

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment. 

About the role: 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Internal Audit Manager to join our Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud Service to provide the operational management support of the Internal Audit function.

You will lead, manage and develop a new team of in-house staff, deliver your  own portfolio of audits and work alongside audit specialists and private sector contractors. Additionally, you will plan, control and co-ordinate the work required to deliver the Internal Audit plan and objectives, to ensure that efficient and effective, quality services are provided to enhance the Council’s internal control framework.

You will have substantial internal audit experience at a senior level, as well as experience of working with senior managers and other key stakeholders, ideally in the public sector. You will have a demonstrable ability to effectively lead a team and deliver high quality end-to-end audits and projects.  You will have the technical experience and expertise to support new developments and major change programmes by providing clear and constructive advice on risk, governance and internal control matters.  Your ability to effectively engage and influence in a constructive manner will therefore be essential, demonstrating the value of a modern, agile and effective internal audit service.
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Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership to ensure the delivery of a high-quality, cost-effective, and efficient internal audit service to the Authority.
  • Effectively manage and lead the in-house internal audit team
  • Provide technical and authoritative advice, guidance and support to officers, elected members, and partner organisations on your field of expertise.
  • Manage and carry out complex and/or high-profile internal audit and consultancy reviews into a range of varying activities
  • Ensuring internal audit plan delivery in-house and with internal and external delivery partners are delivered within allocated budget.
  • Significant expert knowledge and significant experience is required to resolve highly complex issues and proactively anticipate and mitigate problems. 
  • Design and develop innovative solutions which enhance the quality and efficiency of services and reputation of the council.  
  • Operational Management of a contract with the co-sourced delivery partner.
  • Direct line management of one senior internal auditor and six internal auditors 

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent or hold a relevant professional finance qualification – CCAB Accountant and/or CMIIA and/or CIA / QIAL, or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Relevant internal audit qualification such as IIA Certificate in Internal Audit and Business Risk.
  • Relevant business, finance, law or management degree or HND and /or finance qualification, such as AAT.

The post holder is also expected to have membership of relevant professional investigation memberships and complete associated continuous professional development requirements to be able to demonstrate ongoing continued professional development in the area of fraud and/or financial investigation.

Terms and conditions:

  • The below terms and conditions apply to this role: 
  • Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks; 
  • Satisfactory declaration of interest; 
  • Satisfactory DBS check; 
  • Continued professional body registration; 
  • Suitable driver’s license (desirable); 

This post is politically restricted therefore the post holder is disqualified from undertaking certain political activities under the Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990. 

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English. 

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the ‘Apply’ button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.  

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. 

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please  refer to our recruitment and selection policy. 

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview. 

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please
visit opportunities/working-us

Contact Information: 

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Kevin Campbell-Scott, Assistant Director of Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud at or 020 8496 4487. 

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please  contact our Recruitment Team via email at

The Council’s preference is for online applications. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email so we can arrange an alternative application method. 

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

Application Deadline: Sat 20th July 2024
Proposed Interview Date(s): From 1 st August 2024

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