RG6/7 – scp 28-39
£32,798 - £43,570
(Pay award pending)
At Reading Borough Council, Internal Auditors are essential and well regarded: they provide assurance that services are well run and that resources are well managed. That’s of huge importance to us and our communities, which is why we offer great rewards to those who join our team. If you can bring an innovative approach, great communication skills and practical solutions, we would be interested in talking to you.
Our dedicated Internal Audit function provides assurance and consultancy services to both Reading Borough Council and Brighter Futures for Children, an independent, not-for-profit, company wholly owned by the Council that manages the provision of education, early help and children’s services in Reading.
We have an opportunity for a Senior Internal Auditor to join our team and enhance governance risk and control. Working closely with the Principal Auditor, you will be supporting delivery of the risk based internal audit plan, plus supporting consultancy activities which drive positive change within the Council and provides assurance to our stakeholders. You will need to be flexible and work across multiple sites, and in return we will provide the tools and technology for you to work smartly and flexibly.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
With your excellent critical analysis and problem-solving skills, you will support the development of clear and concise advice to members and management on governance risk and control.
You will be suitably qualified Senior Internal Auditor who can inspire trust, confidence, respect and credibility from a range of people. Your experience may come from practice or industry, and previous knowledge of local government, whilst an advantage, is not essential. You will, however, have a strong interest in working within a challenging sector in a complex political environment.
You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place. Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:
Work Together as one team - champion and inspire a culture which ensures that all employees across the organisation work together to provide excellent outcomes for Reading
Drive Efficiency - create an environment in which resources are used efficiently and employees’ skills are developed and used effectively
Be Ambitious - aspire to deliver excellence and inspire and support others to reach their potential
Make a Difference to Reading - inspire a culture in which the customer is the focus and where change is welcomed as an opportunity
The small team are based within Reading Civic Offices, however following the pandemic remote working has become an important feature of our new working practises.
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
A wide range of flexible working opportunities
Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax
For more information on this position please contact Paul Harrington (Chief Auditor) on 0118 937 2695 for a confidential conversation.
Closing Date: 7th October
Interview Date: 20th and 21st October
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.