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Senior Internal Auditor

Contract Type
Accountancy, Public Sector
Various Locations
*£34,313 (£37,466 - Croydon) plus audit accountancy allowance
Expiry Date
Looking for a new opportunity in auditing? Then why not join the busy, innovative and dynamic Internal Audit Team at HM Land Registry (HMLR)?

Job Description


Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS : Telford, West Midlands, TF3 4LR


About the job

Job description

Looking for a new opportunity in auditing? Then why not join the busy, innovative and dynamic Internal Audit Team at HM Land Registry (HMLR)? 

Internal Audit – We are responsible for providing assurance over the governance, controls and risk management frameworks in place across the whole of HMLR and have developed a strong reputation in the organisation based on professionalism, expert knowledge and respect. 

The job – As a Senior Internal Auditor, you’ll need to develop strong working relationships with directors and senior managers to understand complex business processes and transformation activity in a rapidly changing risk environment. You’ll lead on specific internal audit assignments from end to end, articulating findings and making reasoned, proportionate recommendations for improvement. There’s also the opportunity to apply your professional knowledge and expertise in an advisory capacity to support ongoing change and business-as-usual activity. 

The organisation – HM Land Registry is committed to becoming the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data, and aiming to achieve comprehensive registration by 2030. We are a government department created in 1862 to register land and property ownership in England and Wales. The Land Register contains more than 25 million titles showing evidence of ownership for more than 85% of the land mass of England and Wales and safeguards land and property ownership worth in excess of £4 trillion, including around £1 trillion of mortgages. 

The locations – HMLR has 14 offices across England and Wales. This role could be based in: 

  • Croydon, where regeneration initiatives such as the new Boxpark street food mall are transforming the town centre of this fast-growing London borough; 
  • Telford, a New Town close to the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; or 
  • Plymouth, a vibrant waterfront city with hundreds of miles of stunning coastline and 368 squares miles of Dartmoor National Park within easy reach. 

The benefits – HMLR offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. You will have flexible start and finish times and access to Civil Service pension arrangements. The maternity, paternity and childcare benefits are extremely competitive. HMLR actively encourages career progression and as part of the wider Civil Service there will be many opportunities for self-development through Civil Service Learning. 

The person – Ideally you will be a qualified internal auditor or accountant, with recent experience of auditing transformation/change activity in a forward-thinking, innovative environment. It would be a distinct advantage if you also hold a relevant IT audit qualification or project/programme management qualification. You’ll need to be a strong communicator and team player, be naturally curious, with good attention to detail, and have a balanced approach to risk management. We will support you in maintaining the continuing professional education requirements of your professional body. 

GIAA – Government’s medium-term aim is for all internal audit resources within the Civil Service to become part of the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA), an executive agency of HM Treasury. However, at this time there is currently no formally agreed schedule for when HM Land Registry internal auditors will move to GIAA. 

For further information on our benefits please Working for Land Registry 
You can find out more about HMLR by visiting our blog HMLR Blog 

For more information about the role please see the attached job description. 


Relevant internal Audit qualification OR Accountancy qualification 



These roles will attract an audit or accountancy allowance subject to the applicant holding the relevant qualification. Or become payable in the future on acquiring the relevant qualification.


Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.


Selection process details

Please use the CV and Personal Statement section to provide details of how you meet the essential criteria listed on the job description: 

  • Recent internal audit experience, demonstrating good audit and assurance knowledge and expertise 
  • Knowledge and experience of auditing organisational transformation activity and delivery of digital products and/or technology 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Understands and can assess the balance between managing risk and taking risks in the overall strategy of the organisation 
  • Understands risks, their impact on the organisation and how information systems may be used to help manage risk and provide assurance across the whole of the organisation 
  • Clear understanding of good practice within systems, controls and processes 

At shortlisting stage your application will be considered against the examples and evidence demonstrating the essential criteria for the role listed on the Job Description attached. 

If you are successful at shortlisting stage then you will be invited to a pre-prepared presentation and competency based interview. 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.



Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.


Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

For further information on this role, please contact 
For further information on the recruitment process please contact


Sift/interview dates and location

The sift will take place week commencing 5 March 2018 and the interviews will take place week commencing 19 March in Croydon.


Further information

*About the salary: For existing civil servants where a level transfer occurs existing salary will be honoured. Where this falls below the Land Registry minimum the minimum will be paid. When Land Registry maximum is exceeded existing salary will be retained on a mark-time basis. 

An individual joining Land Registry on promotion from another government department / agency will be placed on the minimum of the higher pay range.

Candidates should ensure they read the attached guidance document fully before submitting an application