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Audit Business Partner

City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre, St.Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HE
£56,858.00 - £60,063.00
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Job Title: Audit Business Partner

Grade and salary Grade 9 - £56,858 - £60,063

Location Civic Centre/Home Working

Permanent 37 Hours per week

The award-winning City of Wolverhampton Council is seeking an enthusiastic Audit Business Partner to join our dynamic and hardworking Internal Audit team. This permanent position is an ideal opportunity for an individual who is looking to advance their career and join a thriving and supportive organisation. There's never been a better time to join award winning City of Wolverhampton Council when we are at an exciting stage of transformation for the organisation and the city.


We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive salaries, generous annual leave entitlement, excellent pension scheme amongst many more.


The successful candidate will join a team providing an internal audit service to the Council, and a number of our external clients. You will be responsible for overseeing the planning, preparation, carrying out, and controlling of annual audit plans, undertaking complex audits and consultancy reviews within agreed timescales, across all areas of the business and client base. You will also be required to ensure the service delivers its risk-based audits in accordance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards. We need someone who is dynamic and forward thinking who will help shape the development and continuous improvement of the team. The audit team currently adopt a hybrid working approach, which is a mixture of working from home and the office. The expectation is that staff are in the office approximately once or twice a week. The audit team’s office base is located in the Civic Centre, which is situated in the centre of Wolverhampton.


Applicants should have achieved a professional qualification (CCAB/IIA). The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:


  • good management, leadership, and motivational skills;
  • good at managing and prioritising conflicting demands;
  • good promoting effective governance, risk management and internal control;
  • good inter-personal skills and be able to communicate assertively;
  • experience of managing work to ensure it is delivered in accordance with agreed deadlines;
  • experience of working in an internal audit environment;
  • experience of undertaking investigations and implementing effective counter fraud measures;
  • strong report writing skills; and
  • the ability to challenge, investigate, test, and assess risks.


You will also be required to support the development of strong risk management, corporate governance and assurance arrangements across all our client groups.


If you are interested in applying and require further information on this position, please contact Ian Cotterill (Head of Internal Audit) on 01902 554475 or email


The closing date for applications is 30 November 2023.


We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our workforce has a voice, employees feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more here

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure - Learn more here

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If you are considering applying for an apprenticeship or a role where the salary is (Grades 2-5), and would like to visit us to learn about the application, interview process and what it is like to work for the Council, please click on this link to find out more - Learn more here

Working for us

For more information about working for our organisation including the culture of the Council, the Council plan and vision, staff equality forums, core HR policies and much more please click here.


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City of Wolverhampton

There’s never been a better time to join the award winning City of Wolverhampton Council to further your career. We are a progressive and future facing organisation, and passionate about making our city better for all who live, work and travel here.

We are an ambitious organisation focused on delivering the best services for people in Wolverhampton; working for us gives you the opportunity to make a difference to their lives.

Our continual drive for improvement led to us winning APSE Overall Council of the Year Service Delivery Award, also achieving Annual Service Award Finalists for our services in Waste and Recycling; Public Protection; Best Housing Regeneration and Homelessness multi-agency work, showing that the City of Wolverhampton Council is truly an organisation striving for daily excellence in all we do.

Equal Opportunities

The City of Wolverhampton Council employs over 5,000 people in more than 600 different trades and professions. We are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria.  The council operate a guaranteed interview policy for veterans who have served in the military, those who have previously been under our care and are under the age of 25 and disabled candidates, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post is met.

A Great City to Live and Work

The city has seen rapid developments with major projects like the i54, Way Youth Zone and i10 and more exciting developments are planned for the westside of the city. The leisure-led mixed user scheme includes a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, bars, hotel, multi-storey car park and apartments, all accessible by foot from our city centre.

We benefit from being in a prime location, with excellent transport links at the heart of the UK’s high speed rail and motorway networks, making us an employer of choice for people across the West Midlands.

Wolverhampton is rated as one of the top cities in the UK for families. Almost 90 per cent of the city’s primary and secondary schools are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The City also offers a wide range of family friendly facilities with stunning parks and green spaces and top entertainment attractions such as Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the Civic and Wulfrun Halls and the Grand Theatre all of which attract top acts such as Jimmy Carr, Gary Barlow, World Darts Competition, upcoming bands and West End productions.


Why Work for City of Wolverhampton Council?

We invest heavily in skills and training for our employees; you will develop and grow with us through your time, benefiting from regular professional development conversations, and varied training opportunities.

We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive salaries that progress within different grades for the variety of jobs on offer. The majority of our positions offer a generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days - this increases with length of service. There is also an added option to buy up to 10 days additional leave in each leave year. New entrants also benefit from 8 days bank holiday entitlement (basic leave entitlement of 33 days).

The council offers an excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employee and employer contributions based on salary grades and other benefits including:

  • Index linked pension
  • Option to convert your pension for tax-free cash when you retire
  • Retirement on the grounds of ill-health at any age.

The council also offers a wide range of flexible working options to fit in around your commitments including:

  • Flexi-time
  • Reduced hours working
  • Job share
  • Homeworking
  • Term time only

Other rewards

  • Discounted city parking at a number of sites with reduced charges for blue badge holders
  • Annual Travel Card Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice scheme for cars - with a wide range of ‘green’ vehicles, cycles and associated equipment, personal IT equipment and smartphones
  • Retail, leisure, legal and ethical savings and loans through our competitive rewards portal

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01902 552345
City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre
St. Peter's Square
West Midlands
United Kingdom

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