Head of Audit & Risk

£64,000 - £75,000 + benefits
11 Apr 2019
07 May 2019
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work and where we are able to offer you a wide range of both challenging and rewarding career development opportunities. At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, be well-led, with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.  

Join us as we take the next step in our journey to build a brighter future together.  As Head of Audit & Risk, you’ll develop and lead a high-performing service, so it’s fully equipped and able to respond to changing need, innovation and service development.  You’ll be experienced in developing Internal Audit activity, ensuring effective business continuity plans and leading a strong Health & Safety function. You’ll also ensure that Intelligence and Counter Fraud arrangements safeguard the Councils interests, while developing an effective and enabling risk management framework.  Working as one, in collaboration with senior colleagues and partners, you’ll make positive change happen.

With a record of achievement at senior management level, you’ll be a motivated and CMIIA/CCAB-qualified professional. Degree-educated (or equivalent) in Accounting or Internal Audit, you bring in-depth knowledge of your field including relevant legislation, guidance and codes of practice. Your expertise should also cover local government finance and audit practice; business analysis and improvement techniques and effective approaches to risk management and counter fraud. With great communication skills too, you’ll have qualities our Council needs.

We’re committed to “working for a brighter future together” – and we expect you to be too. Through teamwork, we’re creating a better Cheshire East for all. If you have the ambition, passion and drive, share your expertise with us and we will provide you with the opportunity to influence, develop and grow with an exceptional team.

For an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Rebecca Rampat on 07739 985332, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467.

Visit cheshireeastleaders.com to find out more.

Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2019