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Group Chief Internal Auditor

Contract Type
Public Sector
Expiry Date
We are looking for talented individuals who have the energy and drive to deliver the Group Chief Internal Auditor role

Job Description

These established roles are key in managing senior stakeholder relationships in major government departments, and also provide an important leadership role for the Agency

The post holder will own the responsibility for the Internal Audit service to the Accounting Officer for at least one of the Whitehall departments and multiple smaller organisations, which make up the Agency’s client portfolio. The portfolios will be determined once the successful candidates have been identified.

The successful candidate will be joining the Agency at an exciting time, with opportunities to help review and influence the development of the agency.


The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Providing the Departmental and Agency Accounting Officers and Audit Committees with reliable, evidence based, independent opinions on risk management, control and governance;
  • Providing timely and effective investigative services in respect of allegations against staff and 3rd party contractors;
  • Directing activity to develop and implement an Internal Audit Plan which reflects the priorities of the client
  • Managing resources to enable effective delivery:
  • Securing agreement to Internal Audit’s plans, with the Permanent Secretary, Accounting Officers and client Audit Committees.
  • Delivering plans to time, budget and quality standards in order to support year-end assurances and other agreed stakeholder requirements;
  • Supporting senior stakeholders in the identification and management of key dates;
  • Assisting the Principal Accounting Officer in management of relationships with external bodies, including NAO, HMT, PAC in respect of VFM and financial audits of the client Department.



As a senior member of the leadership team of GIAA, the post holder will be responsible for:

  • Providing leadership and management to a team of people based in a number of locations across the UK, modelling the full range of leadership behaviours;
  • Collectively organising both individual and thematic reviews sufficient to provide annual assurance to individual Accounting Officers;
  • Actively engaging with the agendas of client organisations, maintaining awareness of changing risk profiles and appetites, and adjusting audit programmes in response to these as appropriate;
  • Supporting the CEO in building the capability of internal audit function to deliver a strong, value added service to all clients, a focus on strategic risks, and develop new leaders with the capability to develop the profession in the future.