Head of Risk and Internal Audit

Maidenhead / Homeworking
Circa £60,000 + pension, flexible working, life assurance
21 Jul 2022
20 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Location: Office based in Maidenhead with some international travel and hybrid working arrangements when in the UK (a minimum of 2 days per week in the office). Maidenhead has fantastic, direct train links (including to Paddington, London), the office is located a 10-minute walk from the station.

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Circa £60,000, per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time

About the CWGC

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.

Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told.

About this Role and You

As our Head of Risk and Internal Audit, you will take the lead on the review and implementation of the Commission's global Risk Management policy and processes, ensuring best practice is embedded into operational decision-making. You will also be responsible for delivering the Commission's internal audit strategy, aimed at monitoring and improving the global internal control environment; the management of counter-fraud activities; and procuring insurance cover.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and independently-minded individual, keen to raise standards by working closely with managers across the Commission's international workforce and somehow managing to be both supportive and challenging all at the same time.

To be successful within this position you will have significant experience of risk management and internal audit in an international setting, excellent communication skills and a well-organised approach that is both analytical and pragmatic. You will also have some management experience, as you will be responsible for managing the output of both the employed Regional Auditor and the outsource provider of internal audit services. Deadline-focussed, you will have a particular skill at marshalling others to be similarly focussed.

As always, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.

What We Offer:

  • Hybrid working plus flexible working arrangements. You will be expected to attend the office two days a week - Tuesdays plus one other be agreement with your Line Manager. Every Friday we work from home.
  • A generous holiday allocation of 25 days plus paid public holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Generous Pension Scheme and up to six times salary Life Assurance cover

How to Apply

Simply apply by sending us your CV, completed application form with a covering letter explaining how you will add value to our organisation and fulfil the requirements of the role to our Recruitment Team. Visit our careers web page for more details and for a downloadable copy of the application form.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.

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