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  • £29.47 per hour
  • Full-Time Temporary

Working closely with our client, we are recruiting for an Interim Head of Audit Risk and Performance with immediate effect.  This Senior level post is defined as working at, or reporting directly, to an individual at Tier 3 level in local government or equivalent; e.g. working as or reporting to Head of Service n local government, on a salary equivalent to NJC PO5 or above.  The successful candidate will lead, manage and develop the delivery of Audit Risk & Performance, which reflects the Client's priorities and develops innovative and creative approach to continuously improve services.

You will be responsible for the following portfolio of services:

  • Audit – to act as HIA and also manage external audit interfaces
  • Organisational Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance Arrangements including policy development
  • Performance Improvement
  • Insurance
  • Equality Matters
  • Health & Safety
  • Emergency Planning
  • Business Continuity
  • You will also advise, consult and provide options and recommendations to Elected Members, the Chief Executive and senior officers on complex strategic and operational matters in respect of Audit, Risk and performance.
  • As HIA, oversee all aspects of Internal Audit in line with Public sector Internal Audit Standards ensuring the operational plan is delivered on time and within budget to meet year end reporting requirements.
  • As well as overseeing the Internal Audit team, you will also be expected to undertake more complex internal audit assurance / advisory reviews.
  • Act as the key liaison point for External Audit / NIAO for the organisation
  • Undertake ad hoc related projects and investigations at the request of the Chief Executive or the Corporate Management Team.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the Risk Management strategy including advising on risk tolerance and appetite for the organisation and overseeing corporate, departmental, service and functional risk registers;
  • Oversee insurance provision and the management of claims for the Client;
  • Oversee the appropriate arrangements are made for equality aligned with legal requirements
  • Ensure adequate and fit for purpose corporate health and safety systems exist reflective of the latest legislative requirements
  • Ensure adequate and effective emergency planning arrangements exist Interim Head of Audit, Risk and Performance
  • Senior level is defined as working at or reporting directly to an individual at Tier 3 level in local government or equivalent (e.g. working as or reporting to a Head of Service in local government or equivalent) or on a salary equivalent to NJC PO5 or above. including effective stakeholder engagement including multi agencies.
  • Ensure effective business continuity arrangements exist within the Council
  • Leading on the creation, development and review of policy for the Council including development of a policy framework
  • Leading on performance improvement within the Council, overseeing policy improvement annual plans and reporting on outcomes.
  • Manage the performance and development of staff in the Audit Risjk and Performance Unit 15.

It is essential that applicants have a minimum of:

  • A relevant third level qualification (for example, an HNC, HND, NVQ Level 4, Degree) or equivalent.
  • Full membership of a relevant professional body e.g.(Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors) and/or ACA, ACMA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Three years’ relevant experience at a senior level 1 in all of the following areas:
  • Experience in developing risk management and assurance processes to include Internal Audit and systems within a large and complex organisation at both a strategic and operational level.
  • Experience of managing external audits and delivering on audit recommendations.
  • Experience in the production and presentation of reports on risk and assurance to senior management/Board.
  • Experience of managing a team of professionals in the area of Audit and Risk.
  • An understanding of Audit and Risk Management within the Public Sector.
  • It is essential that applicants hold a full (i.e. not provisional) and current UK driving licence and access to a car or *have access to a means of transport which would enable the applicant to carry out the duties of the post. *Applies only to applicants who have a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of:
  • Leading on digital transformation
  • Negotiating and building relationships with stakeholders
  • Transformational change
  • Capital Project Procurement 13

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