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Internal Auditor

Warwickshire County Council
£39,186 to £41,418 per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Local Councils
Job Type
Risk / Business Planning / Continuity
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Job Details


About the Team


The Internal Audit team delivers a comprehensive service to the County Council and external clients which an external quality assessment has confirmed as meeting the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards. With a forward-thinking approach to supporting and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes, working for Warwickshire County Council Internal Audit presents you with the unique opportunity to make a difference, operating within a hugely diverse client base; from Fire and Rescue to various County Council services and Police Forces.


About the Role

If you desire routine, predictability of workload and enjoy being immersed in the granular level detail, this will not be the right opportunity for you.

If you are ambitious, enjoy flexible working in an autonomous and proactive way, focus your attention on the big picture, all whilst creating and nurturing solid working and commercial relationships, then this role will be a great match.

The key roles are to improve the ability of our clients to deliver their vision and outcomes by assisting them to manage significant risks and acting as a catalyst for change, including:


  • Undertaking audits in accordance with Public Sector Internal Audit Standards that focus on key risks;
  • Undertaking investigations into alleged financial irregularities or issues where a client’s strategic or corporate interests are at stake;
  • Providing independent and objective advice and insight on new major systems, changes to existing working practices and major transformation projects;
  • Devising practical recommendations to improve our clients’ governance, risk management and control processes using a systematic, disciplined and risk based approach.


Key Requirements


  • Extensive practical experience of providing advice and undertaking audit / assurance work and investigations at a senior level preferably in the public sector
  • Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA) OR Qualified Accountant (preferably CPFA) OR evidence of equivalent knowledge and skills and extensive experience of internal audit, working at a senior level in a complex organisation
  • Good knowledge of the requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards
  • The ability to cope in situations where there is an emotional demand or aggressive reaction arising from undertaking an investigation
  • Ability to be innovative, think creatively, and find effective and pragmatic solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to communicate complicated or sensitive information effectively both in writing and verbally to all levels of staff


For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.


Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them! 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.

Additional Information


The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.

An NPPV check is required for individuals who are to be appointed due to frequent and uncontrolled access to government assets.


To discuss the role please contact Paul Clarke on

Closing date: 13th June 2024
Interview date: 26th June 2024

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. See more



As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


Company info
01926 41 8125
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