Audit & Governance Officer

Sopra Steria Recruitment Ltd
£22,000 to £25,000 depending on experience
21 Apr 2017
21 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Audit and Governance Officer

Salary: £22,000 to £25,000 depending on experience

Location: Southampton

Role overview

The main focus of the Audit & Governance Officer will be, under the direction of the Quality Assurance Manager, to work collaboratively with the management and staff of a busy operational payroll and pensions-focussed department, undertaking hands-on audit activities. When not working on these tasks, this individual will manage the day-to-day progression of a variety of both cyclic and ad-hoc assurance and governance activities.

NHS SBS Employment Services operates across two sites - Southampton and Sheffield. As part of preparing for and facilitating audit activity, there will be a requirement for some occasional attendance at the Sheffield office, although the role is based in Southampton.

Key responsibilities

- Liaison and support for Internal and External audit activity
- Day-to-day administration of the NHS SBS Risk Management process within ES
- Line of business administration for Quality Assurance and Information Governance processes in relation to Quality and Information Security best practice
- Business as usual activities covered by the ES Quality & Assurance Team, as necessary
- Act as Audit Guide on behalf of the ES Quality Assurance Manager during ISO9001 and ISO27001 audits
- Promote best practice for Quality, Information Governance and Information Security across the line of business as a first point of contact for any related queries
- Undertake monthly reviews of on-going ES risks with line of business risk owners and leads and escalate risks, as required to Quality Assurance Manager

Note: The post may require some national travel and occasional over-night stays.

Essential skills

- Proven experience as an Audit Guide and/or involvement in supporting audit activity
- A robust, self-starter with demonstrable tact and tenacity
- Excellent team working skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
- The ability to work under own initiative with direction from management
- Ability to assimilate large quantities of written and verbal communication quickly and produce accurate, timely output
- Able to plan and organise own work of themselves and others to ensure the achievement of targets and outcomes
- Proven experience of providing written and verbal formal internal communications to staff at all levels

Desirable skills

- Understanding of Payroll, Pension and Recruitment Functions
- Knowledge of the NHS
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- ISO 9001 and/or ISO27001 qualification/certification
- Experience as an Internal Auditor or as part of an internal audit team About us

Established in 2005, we are now the UK's leading provider of business services to the NHS, which include Finance & Accounting, Procurement and Employment Services. We currently work with 100% of the NHS Commissioning organisations and over a third of NHS Trusts, providing a high level of governance and accountability for around £100 billion of NHS spend annually. We also provide a full range of solutions for NHS Provider organisations, ensuring cost improvements and efficiency savings, as well as improved data management and reporting.

NHS SBS is a unique joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria. Our mission is delivering £1 billion savings back to the NHS by 2020 and we have already delivered audited savings of over £350m. We provide cost improvements of around 30% for our clients, as well as providing added value solutions.

NHS Shared Business Services is committed to establishing and maintaining a working environment which is free from discrimination and values all employees as individuals. All applicants and employees are selected, recruited, trained and promoted solely on the basis of their skills and behaviour.