Senior Internal Auditor (Generalist or Technology)
The UK’s intelligence community.
It’s yours to audit.
At MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, we work together to keep the UK safe. We work closely as partners in the intelligence community to safeguard Britain’s people and interests from various threats including cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. As a Senior Internal Auditor, you’ll help support our missions by delivering value and insight across all three agencies and enjoy some incredibly impactful audit work.
You and your team will work across the intelligence community, so you’ll deliver internal audit assurance and advisory work across a wide range of topics. Because of the nature of what we do, you’ll assess things you’ve never imagined. From reviewing capabilities essential to our mission, through to looking at the legal frameworks underpinning our work, you’ll cover exciting operational and corporate areas. Your approach will help to strengthen our risk management, governance and internal control arrangements. And with a collaborative and future-focused ethos, you’ll encourage your team to take pride in delivering high quality and impactful services, while continuously looking for ways to innovate.
To join, you’ll need to hold (or be working towards) a relevant professional qualification. Plus, you’ll have a strong internal audit and risk management background in the public and/or private sector. This means you know how to perform complex internal audits and can apply audit testing methodologies, data analysis, root cause analysis and strong report writing skills. Importantly, you’re always looking for ways to improve these processes – and ways of working.
With experience of managing people, you’ll be able to oversee small teams and help everyone to navigate ambiguity and manage their priorities. Your effective communication skills also mean that you can build rapports with a range of stakeholders. This’ll help you to deliver difficult messages, promote collaborative working and influence real change.
In return, you’ll join a welcoming and supportive workplace where we’ll help you fulfil your potential. We offer comprehensive training and development opportunities, as well as a flexible working policy to ensure a healthy work-life balance. Where possible, we also accommodate reduced hours or job share options.
We are proud to have achieved Leader status within the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. This is aimed at encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people. Being Disability Confident, we aim to ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview where practicable; this is known as ‘Offer of an Interview’. To secure an interview for this vacancy, the minimum criteria (in order of application process) are:
- Passing the eligibility stage
- Meeting essential criteria for the role at the application form stage
At MI5, MI6 and GCHQ diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodiverse conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce.
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To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. One of your parents must be a British Citizen or must have one of the nationalities or citizenships from one of the following: British Overseas Territory, British Subject, British National (Overseas), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, citizenship of a country in the Commonwealth, citizenship of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), or citizenship of the United States of America (USA). If deceased, they should have had such citizenship or nationality before death. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you will nonetheless be considered. If successful, you will not normally be required to give up your non-British citizenship but, as a condition of your employment or secondment, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ may impose restrictions on your postings, work travel and/or general use of that nationality. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. Each case will be carefully considered on its own facts. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside of the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the Applying section.