Deputy Head of Audit & Risk Management

Manchester City Council
22 Feb 2019
14 Mar 2019
Job Type

Manchester City Council and Bolton Council are ambitious, proud, forward thinking Councils. We have a strong track record of innovation, excellence and working in partnership with the public and private sectors to ensure the best possible outcomes for the people and the places that we serve. Current examples of this include:

  • Investing in the strategic redevelopment of Bolton Town Centre, in the ground-breaking Factory Arts project and in the restoration of Manchester's iconic Town Hall.
  • Integration and collaboration with a wide range of NHS partners across health and social care services; as part of a trailblazing health devolution agreement across Greater Manchester.
  • Leading and supporting Greater Manchester level reform and investment programmes as part of our key roles within the GM Combined Authority.
  • Reconfiguring our own services to adults and young people through the redesign of services and new delivery models.

Our ambition and desire to invest, integrate and reform is not without risk; so we recognise the benefits of an influential, professional and adaptable service for the provision of high quality internal audit and risk management services.

To achieve this aim our two Councils collaborate in the delivery of audit and risk management functions comprising internal audit; counter fraud and irregularity; insurance and claims; risk management and business continuity; and health and safety. We do this through a shared Head of Service and opportunities for staff to work proactively across our organisations and with other public sector partners. As the Deputy Head of Audit and Risk Management you will play a pivotal role in the further development and delivery of services that help support and strengthen our systems of governance, risk management and internal control; and in so doing make a crucial contribution to the achievement of our overall ambitions and priorities.

You will be a fully qualified accountant or auditor with a proven track record of successful delivery of internal audit or risk assurance services at a senior level, preferably within the public sector or other gained through relevant experience in other large organisations. Comfortable working at a senior level you will demonstrate the personal and professional presence and technical expertise, to gain the respect and trust of Members, chief officers, stakeholders, staff, and partners. In responding to the pace and scale of change, you will be adaptable and resilient to work under pressure, manage conflicting priorities and respond to new challenges across a wide range of complex business activities across the two Councils.

The role will be stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones working across two high profile organisations. In this role you will be employed by Manchester City Council and be eligible to access benefits including the Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working, discounted travel schemes and further career development opportunities.

If you are interested in applying and want to find out more about the role and what it is like to work for Manchester and Bolton then please contact Tom Powell () for an informal discussion.

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Assessment Centre/Interview date: Thursday 21 st March 2018