Audit Director (Performance Audit)

Cardiff, Penllaergaer or Abergele
Competitive + benefits
06 Jan 2022
26 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

Collective responsibility as part of the Audit Director Team for the strategic leadership and operational delivery of the Audit Wales programme of audit work.

Accountable to the Auditor General for the delivery of a portfolio of performance audit work, including studies, thematic reviews and the development of proper arrangements work approaches.

Main Duties

  • Have lead responsibility for directing performance audit team/s including shaping the content of the programme of work to align with the holistic development of the Auditor General’s value for money work.
  • Responsible for delivery of a significant budgeted fee income and / or draw down of Consolidated Fund financing across a varied portfolio of audited bodies.
  • Responsible for directing research and development activity within their portfolio.
  • Working closely with the Audit Development and Guidance team to help inform the work of that function in respect of relevant audit guidance, learning and development and other materials and activities that ensure the delivery of high-quality performance audit work
  • Responsible for building and maintaining effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders at a senior level, including representing Audit Wales and the Auditor General at relevant external forums and events.
  • Actively support the delivery of the Audit Wales Annual Plan, contributing to the work of Director Team and other forums as necessary.
  • Provide direct line management for audit managers on projects and as part of cluster management arrangements.
  • Provide direct line management for audit managers on projects and as part of team management arrangements.

Job Description

  • Undertake lead roles on other functional activities as directed by the Executive Director Audit Services.
  • Champion the strategic importance of people, talent management and development issues, building a strong culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing.

Key Results Areas

  • Deliver a portfolio of audit work efficiently and within Audit Wales’ quality expectations.
  • Develop constructive professional relationships with senior officers and non-executives, members, etc at audited bodies and in other stakeholders.
  • To act as a role model for the values and behaviours of Audit Wales.
  • Embed a culture of value-for-money in Audit Wales, working collaboratively and collegiately across Audit Wales to ensure that Audit Wales maximises its strategic outcomes within the resourcing available.
  • Develop and actively protect the reputation of the Auditor General and Audit Wales creating a sense of pride in all work undertaken.
  • Build a performance culture to deliver high-quality and timely outcomes.

Our Values and Behaviours

Our values and behaviours define the way we work and how we work together to achieve our goals. All our people are fully committed to demonstrating our values and behaviours, so we can work effectively with each other and make good decisions. They help us be the best we can be and ensures that we’ve got the right skills and experiences in the right place. Our values and behaviours are designed by staff to help increase the diversity of our workforce and developing a coaching culture to ensure thriving conditions for organisational success. We ask that the successful applicant contributes fully to nurture a positive culture and to help us grow by living our values and behaviours.

Confidentiality and Information Security

The post holder must at all times be aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and security of information gained during the course of their duties. This will in many cases include access to personal information. The post holder must treat all information, whether corporate or client in a discreet and confidential manner in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and organisational policy. Any breach of such confidentiality is considered a serious disciplinary offence, which is liable to dismissal and/or prosecution under current statutory legislation (Data Protection Act) and Audit Wales Disciplinary Policy.


The Public-Sector Equality Duty in Wales places a positive duty on public bodies to promote equality for people with protected characteristics, both as an employer and as a provider of public services. There are nine protected characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex and sexual orientation. Audit Wales is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment of any of the above grounds. To this end, the organisation has an Equality Policy and it is for each employee to contribute to its success.

Health and Safety

All employees of the organisation have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. The post holder is required to co-operate with management to enable the organisation to meet its own legal duties and to report any hazardous situations or defective equipment. The post holder must adhere to the organisation’s Risk Management, Health and Safety and associate policies.

Security Checks

All employees are subject to baseline security checks as part of their pre-employment check. These checks include proof of identity and qualifications. In addition, all mobile staff are subject to security vetting arrangements to CTC (counter terrorist check) security level.

Dignity at Work

The organisation condemns all forms of bullying and harassment and is actively seeking to promote a workplace where employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect without bias. All staff are requested to report any form of bullying and harassment to their Line Manager or to any Director of the organisation. Any inappropriate behaviour inside the workplace will not be tolerated and will be treated as a serious matter under Audit Wales Dignity at work policy.

Welsh Language

We value the importance of the Welsh language in our work and aim to provide a bilingual service to everyone who wants to use it. We would therefore like to especially encourage applications from individuals that have Welsh language skills to help us meet this aim.

All job descriptions will detail whether the ability to speak Welsh is an essential or desirable requirement. If successful and you do not currently have Welsh language skills, we can support you in learning Welsh if you wish.


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