Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Internal Auditor, who can deliver with minimal supervision, to cover the maternity leave of a valuable member of our small Audit team. The contract is likely to be for a minimum period of six months.
About the role
You will be responsible for delivery of the risk-based Audit Plan undertaking audits, from risk-based systems reviews to quick light-touch overviews, across all Council services and consultancy activities which drive positive change. You will be part of a statutory function that provides assurance to our stakeholders that our services are well-run and that resources are well-managed.
You can be a part or fully qualified internal audit professional, who ideally has experience from a local government or similar regulatory environment.
With your critical analysis and problem-solving skills, you will provide clear and concise advice on governance, risk and internal control, you will be capable of independent working and managing a varied workload with minimal supervision.
You must be an excellent communicator and negotiator and be able to build relationships and provide consultancy advice, inspire trust, respect and credibility from people at all levels.
You will be part of our small dedicated Internal Audit Team which provides both assurance and consultancy services across the Council.
The team structure consists of an Audit Manager and two auditors, and reports to the Council’s Corporate Governance Committee and Senior Leadership Team.
For an informal chat about this role or suitability for the post, you are encouraged to contact Deborah Moss, Internal Audit Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/
Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Team email@example.com
The closing date is 09:00 on Tuesday, 31 January 2023, however, this is a rolling campaign and we'll be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. We will close the advert early should we receive suitable applications so please don’t delay in applying!
For many of our roles (and where it is possible) we are currently working remotely and anticipate in the future returning to a hybrid office model on a flexible basis. This will still include work from home and flexi-time opportunities in order to provide a good work life balance whilst still ensuring that teams benefit from in person interaction. Candidates should therefore be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.
As an employer who values diversity of thought, we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next career opportunity, we will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer, enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee-led environment.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits, including flexitime, to encourage a work life balance.
Our benefits include:
· Hybrid working arrangements (role permitting). We know our people are what make HDC great and recognise how important a healthy work–life balance is. Our hybrid work model enables employees to work remotely whilst allowing for in-office collaboration opportunities across the district.
· A highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme Pension.
· An array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing such as Mental Health First Aiders and access to our Employee Assistance Programme which includes financial guidance, wellbeing support and family counselling, amongst other services.
· Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 30 days with five years of service.
· Heavily discounted gym membership at our One Leisure Centres and Training Shed One Leisure.
· Tailored learning and development on an individual basis including access to Bookboon which has over 1500 resources dedicated to development.
· Career progression opportunities including apprenticeships of all levels.
· Enhanced family friendly policies.
· Cycle to work scheme.
· Occupational Health Programme.
· Digital parking Permit