Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management.H150

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/10/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Executive / Managerial
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any worksite in Northumberland
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Closing date:
17 Oct
Further Information

Role of Head of Internal Audit & Risk Management (Chief Audit Executive)
Salary £70,355 - £78,796  per annum, Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland, if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you. 
Who is NCC? 
World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis? 

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive” 

We are looking for a successful and highly motivated assurance professional who can lead and deliver excellent Internal Audit and Risk Management services to the County Council, its group entities and a small number of external clients.

You will discharge the role of Chief Audit Executive for the County Council under the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.  The County Council is a large and complex unitary Authority with a gross revenue budget exceeding £800m per annum.  You will therefore have proven experience of working with senior executives in a supportive and constructive manner, making a real difference to their services: we aim to deliver an assurance function that is truly valued.  As elected and co-opted members are an equally important stakeholder group, experience of delivering assurance services within local government as a sector would be an advantage.

Although you will be well supported, you will have the freedom to operate independently and innovatively, reflecting the senior nature of the role and the objectivity and autonomy required to fulfil this effectively.  The Internal Audit and Risk Management Service already operates very effectively but aims to continually improve.  We are searching for a skilled, credible, confident and focussed individual who will bring enthusiasm and pragmatic solutions to the County Council as we strive to deliver first class services to the community of Northumberland.

We expect you to be professionally qualified with either the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors or one of the CCAB institutes, and able to demonstrate a suitable depth of knowledge and proven experience of internal audit and risk management service delivery at a senior management level.  You will also have a good understanding of local government and will have the skills to manage and motivate the Internal Audit and Risk Management team to deliver consistently high levels of service.

Full details can be found in the attached job description and person specification

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 
- A competitive salary (£70,355 - £78,796)
- 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees) 
- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
- Home/remote working through Teams
- Training, development and professional networking opportunities

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Kevin McDonald, Chief Internal Auditor, by email at kevin.mcdonald@northumberland.gov.uk or phone on 07966325215

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 17th October

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached notes

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know. 

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes. 
Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.