Internal Audit Manager

Ilford / remote working
£53,793 to £57,084 + benefits
10 May 2022
05 Jun 2022
Greg Montimer
Contract Type

Location:  Town Hall and Lynton House, Ilford with good remote working flexibility

Hours:  36 hours per week (full time) / part time considered

Salary:  £53,793 to £57,084 per annum (LBR16)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Internal Audit Manager to join the London Borough of Redbridge’s Internal Audit and Counter Fraud team to take a lead role in the delivery of the Internal Audit service for the council and several third-party organisations.

The primary role of the team is to provide independent, objective assurance to the council’s corporate leadership team and the Governance and Assurance Committee on the robustness of the council’s governance, risk management and internal control arrangements.

Being part of our small, dedicated team will give you the opportunity to work across a varied and interesting range of business areas and activities and help ensure the Internal Team provides a quality, valued and respected audit service through development and motivation of an in-house team and the co-ordination of an external contracted provider.

Reporting directly to the Head of Internal Audit with responsibilities for line management and assignment management, we are seeking an individual who can hit the ground running, preferably with significant Internal Audit experience gained within a council, public or third sector background.

You will have relevant skills and an appropriate internal audit (IIA) or relevant accountancy qualification (CCAB - ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS and Chartered Accountants Ireland or CIMA).  

You will have experience of managing audit teams, backed up by deep understanding of internal audit practices such as the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards. You will need to be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of risk, control and governance concepts and good practice and how these relate to the work of internal audit.  

You will be able to help ensure we audit what matters and become a trusted advisor to colleagues to drive improvements in risk, control and governance arrangements.

You will use your excellent interpersonal and communications skills to interact with colleagues across all grades, up to senior leader and councillor level.  You must be able to build strong relationships and have well developed influencing and persuasion skills.  The role calls for strong leadership of programmes of work and so must well organised and focused on achieving required outcomes.

Who are Redbridge Council:

Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London Borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.

We are one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London Borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the city.

At Redbridge we pride ourselves on a creating an inclusive work culture that is friendly, supportive, encourages new ideas and ultimately supports our aims to improve the standard of lives for all our residents. 

Benefits of working for Redbridge Council:

As well as a competitive salary, we are proud of the benefits we offer our employees, which include.

  • Excellent Pension provision via a salary-related, defined benefit scheme; 
  • 27 days holiday rising to 32 days after 5 years plus statutory and public holidays; 
  • Health and wellbeing; access to professional support and services;
  • Excellent on the job training and development; 
  • Season ticket advance (to purchase annual season ticket);
  • Carer Passport Scheme, support to staff who look after family/friends with a disability;
  • Eye test expenses support;
  • Nuffield Health – discounted rates for annual membership
  • Good opportunities for flexible and remote working

More information: 

If you would like an informal chat about this opportunity, in the first instance please contact Greg Mortimer, Head of Audit on 020 8708 5412.

Application process:

Please apply online via the 'Apply' button. Applications not submitted via this route will not be accepted. 

All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.

Closing date for applications is 5th June 2022

Interviews will take place week commencing 13th June 2022 

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