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Internal Auditor

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • County Hall, Lewes
  • Salary
  • £33,962 - £36,377 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 02/06/2024
  • Department
  • Business Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Audit
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1216/40575
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1216/40575
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • County Hall, Lewes
  • Salary
  • £33,962 - £36,377 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 02/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Business Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Audit

 

Are you self-motivated, able to develop excellent working relationships and looking for a career in a fast paced and challenging profession? If so, we have the right job for you!

We are currently looking for someone to join our fantastic, forward-thinking Internal Audit service based at East Sussex County Council.  The role being advertised is within our Partnership Team, and is a crucial role in ensuring delivery of our service to one of our major clients, with the opportunity to work across all of our partner and client organisations.

Who are Orbis Internal Audit?

Orbis Internal Audit is a unique concept, providing Internal Audit and Counter Fraud services across East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and Surrey County Council. We are a service of 38 auditors, with a wide range of skills and experience. We are unique in that the entire service delivers work not only to their own sovereign authority, but also to other partners, clients and customers, which maximises 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.

We are responsible for providing assurance to our clients in relation to internal control, governance and risk management, supporting each organisation to achieve its overall objectives.

We invest hugely in developing new Internal Auditors, both internally and externally by offering support through buddying, mentoring & coaching, on the job training and access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities.

In November 2022, the Orbis Internal Audit service was externally assessed against the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors. This covers an assessment of compliance with the Professional Standards, benchmarking against best practice, and an assessment of Internal Audit’s profile and impact within client organisations.  We were assessed as achieving the highest level of conformance available against the Standards and were deemed ‘Excellent’ in our reflection of the standards and our focus on performance, risk and adding value.

At the time of this advert, we currently work on a hybrid basis, with an expectation that everyone within our service will share time between working from one of our available offices and from home.

What skills and qualifications do I need?

You do not need to have any formal audit or accounting qualification, nor will you need experience within an internal audit environment, although this would be an advantage.

Successful candidates will be self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative and within a team. You will have a willingness to learn and will be able to demonstrate how your current skill set can transfer to the role of Internal Auditor.  The Job Description and Person Specification identify the type of skills that will be necessary for your success in this role. The ability to undertake work to specified timeframes and budgets is crucial as is the ability to develop excellent client relationship skills remotely and in person.

To support you we have developed a robust induction programme to give you access to the skills and training you will need to be successful in the role.  You will need to possess the flexibility and skills to receive a hybrid induction. 

Visits to client sites and other locations within the Orbis Partnership will be required to meet the needs of our partners and clients, you will need to demonstrate your ability and willingness to travel around the South East.

Colleagues within Orbis Internal Audit have put together the following video to provide you with more information about the role and our service:

 

How do I apply?

As part of the application process we have set three shortlisting questions to give us an insight into what you can bring to this role, and to give you an understanding of the type of activities this role involves.

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above and upload your CV, and cover letter answering the following shortlisting questions: (Word limit 300 words / 1500 characters per question);

  1. Please give an example of a time when you’ve developed a highly effective working relationship to achieve a goal or objective, please explain the advantages this approach provided.
  2. Please give an example of a major risk facing local government organisations and identify how the organisation might seek to reduce the risk.
  3. Please give an example of how you have used technology to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of a process?

Interviews will be undertaken in person at County Hall, Lewes, East Sussex. Interviews are planned to take place on Tuesday 11th June 2024.

In addition to the salary, we offer excellent work/life balance and East Sussex County Council offers a number of other benefits, including generous leave allocations and pension schemes, flexible working, access to staff discounts and family-friendly lifestyle benefits. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For an informal discussion, please contact: 

Reem Burton, Audit Manager, Surrey County Council, 07866 925290, reem.burton@surreycc.gov.uk

Liam Pippard, Principal Auditor, Surrey County Council, 07816 080583, Liam.Pippard@surreycc.gov.uk

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

Other Roles in Orbis Internal Audit

We are pleased to also be offering Internal Auditor vacancies at Surrey County Council.  See Jobs - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk) for more information and to apply.

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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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

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.


Equal Opportunities

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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