Director of Internal Audit

Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
£68,800 to £86,000 per annum
01 Sep 2021
21 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an internal audit expert looking for a broad and varied role where you can make a big impact? Join the leadership team in the Isle of Man Treasury!

About the role and our team

In this unusual and interesting role, you’ll lead the internal audit and financial forensics function for the Island’s Government. You’ll provide governance, risk, control and improvement advice to all of the Governments’ various Departments and Boards – these include Manx Care, the Department for Education, Sport and Culture and the Department of Home Affairs to name a few!

Your work will include a series of assurance reviews, but also can include specific investigatory reviews into governance and control matters reporting at the highest levels of Government.

You’ll be part of a forward thinking Leadership Team and Department, always seeking to drive improvement across its range of functions.

What can this role offer me?

The role has a great deal of autonomy as the Division enjoys a higher degree of independence than might be the case in some UK government bodies (as can be seen from the Division’s terms of reference), and allows more freedom in the approaches and methodologies utilized.

This role can be challenging, but extremely interesting, and provides an opportunity to not only gain an understanding of the function of the individual parts of Government, but also how Government functions as a whole.

It is an excellent role for personal development and previous holders of the role have progressed subsequently to different executive roles within Government using this experience base to assist in this respect. You’ll also have access to the fantastic range of courses and support that our Learning, Education and Development team and Centre offer.

You will have the opportunity to shape the service to meet the needs of the organisation as a whole. We are due an External Quality Assessment, delayed by Covid-19, and part of the remit of this review is to look at opportunities to develop the service and provide improvements. 

If working flexibly is important to you, you’ll be happy to know we operate a flexi-time system making it easier to reclaim any additional hours worked and to fit your other commitments around your work life.

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. 

A relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached Job Profile, alternatively contact Caldric Randall on 01624 685653.

A provisional interview date of 5th October has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.

You can also find out more at our virtual information session with our Chief Financial Officer - 15th September at 12pm. 

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post.

Please note a standard police check is required for this post, where a charge of £23 will apply to you.

Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.