Assistant (Trainee) Auditor

Coventry One Friargate
£22183 - £27741
11 Oct 2021
29 Oct 2021
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Resourcing Team
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Coventry City Council’s Internal Audit Service are a small, self-motivated and adaptable Team responsible for providing independent assurance that the Council’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.  We report the outcomes of our work to the Council’s Audit and Procurement Committee. 

We carry out audit work across all of the Council’s services, and the remit of our work ranges from operational and corporate risks to audits of key financial systems and local authority schools. Its fair to say that our work is varied and supports the achievements of all the Council’s objectives outlined in the Council Plan, giving management insight and advice around what’s working well and highlighting areas for improvement. 

Internal Audit are also responsible for the Council’s Fraud and Corruption Strategy, leading on the Council’s participation in the National Fraud Initiative run by the Cabinet Office, undertaking corporate fraud investigations and helping services to manage the risk of fraud through the internal control framework. 

Our quality improvement programme means that we are constantly looking at ways in which we can improve both what we do and how we do it, including extending our use of data analytics and exploring ways to adopt agile auditing. 

Protecting the public purse is at the heart of everything we do to ensure Council funds are spend effectively and efficiently to deliver services to the citizens of Coventry

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

What is the job role?

Working across all of the Council’s activities, the Internal Audit Team at Coventry helps to ensure that the organisation is able to respond effectively to the fast-changing environment in which local government operates.  The Team is committed to continuous improvement and adding value for our customers and are looking for an enthusiastic individual who wants to develop a career in Internal Audit. The post will provide you with on the job experience and professional training and support your development into a Senior Auditor role. 

During the first year you will gain experience in Internal Audit, supporting other team members and developing your skills.  Having developed your knowledge and learning, you will then be supported to achieve the Certified Internal Auditor qualification and undertake your own audits.  Following successful completion of the qualification and having gained a portfolio of experience you will progress into a Senior Auditor role, carrying out a range of audit work across the Council, including complex and high profile reviews to provide assurance to senior management and add value to the organisation.

Who are we looking for?

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate wanting to start a career in Internal Audit.  You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent).  Whilst you may not have any audit experience, you will have excellent written and verbal communications skills, and a strong desire to learn.  You will have outstanding analytical skills and have strong attention to detail.  You will be able to work as part of a Team and on your own initiative, being flexible and adaptable and be able to create positive relationships.  You will be passionate about developing a career in Internal Audit and committed to undertaking studies to achieve professional qualifications. 

Now is a really exciting time to join Coventry, we are firmly focused on regenerating with major developments and new projects taking place across the city. The city ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK and has a flourishing national and international reputation.  We are particularly proud to have been named City of Culture 2021.  

How to apply: Please provide a personal statement to demonstrate the duties on the Job Description and Person Specification, please also provide examples to demonstrate the below:

An example of something you have done which has involved analysing information, detailing what you did and what outcomes it led to.

An example of where you have had to produce a written report or similar explaining how you approached the task.  

For an informal conversation please contact Karen Tyler on 02476972186 or email 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): Week commencing 15th November 2021


Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

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