Internal Audit Manager (Local Government)

Expiring today

16 May 2018
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Internal Audit Manager (Local Government)

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who is able to communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working.

Position: Internal Audit Manager
Location: Milton Park, Abingdon (Commutable from Didcot, Dorchester, Oxford, Wallingford and surrounding areas)
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: from £55,073 per annum
Benefits: 33 days annual leave per annum, plus bank holidays and time off between Christmas and New Year; pension scheme; ample free parking; childcare voucher scheme; Cycle scheme; car lease scheme; gym membership, free swims, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users, after work sports clubs and more.

About the role:

The Internal Audit Manager will assist the head of service in providing strong and effective corporate and operational management of both councils.


- Working with colleagues across both councils to effectively and efficiently deliver joined-up programmes, projects, policies and initiatives
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with elected councillors, internal and external partners, stakeholders and communities in order to develop and improve services
- Assisting the head of service in the strategic management of your service area
- To ensure strong and robust leadership and management of the service through: leading and inspiring employees within your service
- Attending and actively participating in senior management team (SMT) meetings and events to help each councils in meeting their objectives and ensuring that a corporate and co-ordinated approach is adopted and maintained in the provision of all services
- Leading by example in modelling the conduct, behaviour and values expected of the councils' employees and establish a working environment within your service in which individuals and teams can excel
- Participating in the appointment, development and appraisal of officers within your service
- Assisting the head of service to prepare and deliver the annual service plan which aligns with both councils' corporate strategies, objectives and priorities.
- Delivering excellence across your service through the development of high performance, effective delegation, communication, cross-authority working and prioritising customer service and satisfaction
- Assisting the head of service in the development of new approaches to service delivery, ensuring continuous improvement in performance, value for money and quality of service for customers

About you:

- A relevant professional qualification or equivalent demonstrable vocational experience
- Proven successful line management experience
- In-depth knowledge and experience of at least one of the significant functions or teams within your immediate team
- Experience of planning, monitoring and managing budgets
- Excellent leadership and line management skills, including the ability to delegate appropriately, empowering Team Leaders and employees to effectively deliver operational duties, tasks and goals
- Ability to provide professional advice confidently and tactfully, expressing a viewpoint and providing service direction
- Proven and successfully applied business and financial acumen
- A track record of operating in a political context and winning the respect, trust and confidence of councillors, staff, customers and partners is desirable
- Local government experience preferred

You may have experience of the following: Senior Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Manager, Audit Manager, Internal Auditor, Senior Auditor, Accountant, Senior Accountant, Project Manager, Programme Manager, Auditor, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.

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