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Senior Internal Auditor/Internal Auditor

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1216/20024
  • Published: Mon 03/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £29,594 - £35,802 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN7 1UE

Job introduction

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 January 2022 with interviews expected to take place within two weeks of the closing date.

If you would like further information or for an informal discussion about the role or our service, we would be very glad to hear from you, please contact:

David John, Audit Manager, 07768 235586, david.john@surreycc.gov.uk 

Elaine Laycock, Principal Auditor, 07816 080583, elaine.laycock@surreycc.gov.uk

Amanda Craig, Principal Auditor, 07740 517251, Amanda.craig@eastsussex.gov.uk 

About the role

Are you inquisitive and able to build excellent relationships with clients?

If so, we could have the right job for you!

We are currently looking for motivated people to join our fantastic, forward thinking team.  You don’t need to be an experienced auditor but will need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of internal audit and appropriate transferrable skills. 

With the flexibility afforded to us through the Orbis partnership we are able to offer an opportunity to join our team as either an Auditor or Senior Auditor within any one of our sovereign teams (either Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council or Surrey County Council).  These roles are offered on a full time basis.  The role may be available on a part time basis subject to the needs of the service.

At the time of this advert, everyone within our service is working from home.  Assessments and interviews will be undertaken either in person or via MS Teams, following government guidance in place at the time.  You will of course need to possess the flexibility and skills to support your induction to the team and to develop effective working relationships with colleagues and clients remotely.

Who are Orbis Internal Audit?

Orbis Internal Audit is a shared audit partnership, providing Internal Audit and Counter Fraud services across East Sussex County Council, Brighton and Hove City Council and Surrey County Council.  We are unique in that the team delivers work not only to their own sovereign authority but also to other partners, clients and customers, maximising the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of our service and resources.  This creates great opportunities for everyone within the service to learn and understand how different organisations work and to share best practice.

Our service is highly respected across our customers and clients and our focus on agreeing robust, proportionate and pragmatic actions with our clients further sets us aside from other internal audit providers.  We also pride ourselves on our proactive approach to assurance, working closely with clients on major projects and change programmes providing real time advice, support and challenge.

We have a strong reputation for investing in the development of our staff.  During the pandemic response we completely revised our induction process to support several new starters, we also invest heavily in developing our staff and working practices to ensure the service we provide to our clients continues to be one of the best in class.  This has been reflected in our service being shortlisted for the Best Innovation in Training & Development category at the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors Audit and Risk Awards 2021.

What qualifications/experience do I need?

You do not have to have a formal accounting/audit qualification or extensive knowledge of finance functions or even a background in Internal Audit. However, a willingness to learn new things every day is essential as are skills that you can demonstrate can be transferred to the role.  Particularly important is the requirement to be able to maintain excellent customer relationships.

Successful candidates will be self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative and within a team. The ability to undertake work to specified timeframes and budgets is crucial.

Some audit experience would be an advantage should you be interested in a Senior Auditor position.

What’s the remuneration?

Your contract and terms of employment will be based on those in place at your ‘sovereign’ employing authority, different employing authorities attract different pay and benefits. 

The salary details can be found below:


Brighton & Hove City Council

East Sussex County Council

Surrey County Council


£25,481 - £27,041

£29,594 - £31,968

£31,273 - £34,519

Senior Auditor

£32,910 - £35,745

£33,145 - £35,802

£35,582 - £39,246

In addition to the salary, we offer excellent work/life balance and each authority offers a number of other benefits, including generous leave allocations and pension schemes, flexible working, access to staff discounts and family-friendly lifestyle benefits. Further details can be found here:

            Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)



What support will I get?

Alongside our fantastic induction, we will take your personal and professional development incredibly seriously.  We have a strong history of developing auditors from those who have previously worked in Internal Audit and those new to the profession, offering support through buddying, mentoring & coaching, on the job training and access to many types of professional and personal development opportunities.

How do I apply?

A document detailing the Key Skills for each role has been put together to support you in understanding the requirements of each of the roles on offer.  To be shortlisted for interview, your application will need to clearly demonstrate through evidence how you meet the Key Skills.  Your application will need to state which role you are applying for and which location is preferable.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 January 2022 with interviews expected to take place within two weeks of the closing date.

Do you have any other roles on offer?

In addition to the Senior/Auditor vacancy, we are also looking for a Principal Auditor to join our team based at East Sussex County Council.  This role would suit someone with proven experience in an Internal Audit environment. Further information on the Principal Auditor vacancy can be found here:


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.


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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1216/20024
  • Published: Mon 03/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £29,594 - £35,802 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN7 1UE