Head of Internal Audit

£45,935 per annum
05 Jan 2017
19 Jan 2017
Contract Type

The British Museum is seeking a Head of Internal Audit to deliver a high quality internal audit service to the British Museum and the National Gallery.

In this role, you will provide Directors and Audit Committees with an objective evaluation of, and an opinion on, the effectiveness of arrangements for risk management, control and governance. This is a valuable opportunity to identify ways to improve and streamline structures, processes and controls.

Educated to degree level, or equivalent, the post-holder will be a qualified member of an internal audit or accountancy body (MIIA, CCAB) and will have strong knowledge of internal control and general management. As an experienced auditor, you will have a successful track record in audit planning, quality and performance management.

We are interested in hearing from candidates who are able to communicate confidently and clearly to a variety of individuals at all levels. You will be capable of understanding the wider contexts of the role and will exercise tact and diplomacy accordingly. The ability to manage a challenging workload in a fast paced environment is essential.

Contract: Permanent, Full time (we are happy to consider flexible working and job sharing arrangements).

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures. 

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse
workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Child care voucher scheme 
  • Professional & personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please click the 'Apply' button, then 'British Museum' and search for vacancy 1625501.

Closing date: 19 January 2017, 12 noon