Overview

You will be joining the South West London Audit Partnership, one of the largest local authority shared audit services, in the UK, working across 5 South West London Councils. In Local Government there are lots of changes ahead, and as a modern, forward thinking shared internal audit service, we are in a strong position to assist with these changes.

This role

You will have the unique opportunity to work across the 5 London Councils where you will develop an understanding of internal audit, risk and assurance as well as how each council operates.  With the support of a Principal Auditor, you will learn to:

  • Undertake a variety of audit assignments, assisting with assignments across all Council Directorates and a range of service areas
  • Attend meetings with audit clients, including scoping meeting and end of audit meetings
  • Plan and organise your work within agreed deadlines.
  • Prepare clear and concise audit reports using standard audit report template, documenting the outcomes and assurance opinion of each audit review together with practical recommendations

As you learn and progress your responsibilities will increase.

What do you need to have

  • Ability to demonstrate good verbal and written communication
  • Willingness to learn and ability to be flexible
  • Attention to detail and strong time-management skills.
  • Willingness to contribute as part of a team

What support will you receive

  • We will fund your study towards the IIA qualification. You will receive time off to study and prepare for exams.  
  • You will be supported by an appraising manager to keep your career and aspirations on track.
  • You will receive on the job training on audit assignments and other internal training to support your role.
  • We have a hybrid working arrangement with a mix of working from home, working in one of the main council officers or working on site.

For an informal chat about the role please contact the interim Head of the SWLAP Andrew Hamilton on 020 8891 7295 or the Deputy Head, Margaret Culleton on 07958284187.

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Sunday 12th February 2023

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 13th February 2023

Interview Date: TBC – There will be a 2 stage interview. The 1st stage is a telephone interview, and the 2nd stage will be an interview in person and you will be required to give a presentation.

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Salary: £26,224 to £37,510 per annum

Job Reference: randw/TP/23/5396

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