Head of Audit & Risk

St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
St Helens, Merseyside
£70,446 - £74,799
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Head of Audit & Risk

Salary: Head of Service Grade 1SO 6-8 £70,446 - £74,799

Reference: CCL72

Hours: 37 hours per week

Are you an experienced and dynamic professional looking for a leadership role in internal audit?

We are recruiting to a newly created Head of Audit & Risk in the Legal & Governance department of Corporate Services. You will report to the Director of Legal & Governance and lead a range of assurance services, including internal audit, counter fraud, risk and resilience, health & safety and insurance. As Chief Internal Auditor, you would champion best practice in governance, giving an objective, evidence based opinion on all aspects of governance, risk management and internal control.

You will also support the Executive Director of Corporate Services and the Audit & Governance Committee in the discharge of their duties including providing support in relation to the Council’s risk management processes.

You will be required to hold a formal accounting/audit qualification and will need to be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of experience within an Internal Audit environment. Particularly important is the requirement to be able to maintain effective customer relationships and the ability to motivate and develop staff. It is essential to be able to build and maintain organisational knowledge and understanding, and develop and maintain excellent client relationships, especially with management and councillors.

Ideally with management experience within local government, you will have excellent communication skills, an understanding of working in a political environment and the ability to deliver results and find solutions.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and energetic leadership team, for someone who wants to lead and continually improve assurance services within the council.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We welcome applications from the BAME community

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Jan Bakewell, Director of Legal & Governance on 01744 673209 / janbakewell@sthelens.gov.uk

For an application form and further details contact, Cavelle Curran 01744 671852, Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP or email Recruitment@sthelens.gov.uk

Closing date: 14 August 2022.

Interviews will be held w/c 6 September 2022


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