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Audit and Assurance Manager

Greater London Authority
£66,063 + benefits
Closing date
12 May 2024

Job Details

Communities and Skills

Collaborative, open, inclusive and fair – the Communities and Skills directorate work with and through partners to ensure Londoners can shape healthy, empowered and productive lives. Within the directorate sits the Skills & Employment unit. Responsible for delivering the Mayor’s vision of social justice through adult education, it is considered the best performing unit of its kind in England.

About the role

The postholder will manage a small team who will have responsibility for the internal assurance and audit programme, manage the audit programme for adult education service providers, manage the investigations and allegations process, contract manage external audit firms and lead any other assurance requirement on the unit’s programme.

The postholder will work closely with the GLA Skills and Employment Unit Portfolio Office Senior Manager, GLA Skills and Employment Unit Senior Management Team, Strategy & Governance officers and Delivery officers at all levels to ensure funding assurance requirements are met. They will also work with officers from the wider GLA Group, including (but not limited to) TfL Legal, TfL Commercial and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

What your day will look like

You will be:

  • Developing and managing a programme of internal assurance on Skills and Employment Unit Programmes and Projects, (areas for investigation to be identified based risks decided by the Skills and Employment Unit Senior Management Team).
  • Developing and managing the Provider Audit programme for all Skills and Employment Unit Programmes.
  • Working with colleagues across the unit to coordinate external audits (as required) by our Funders or other interested parties.
  • Coordinating and delivering a full range of high-level Records Management and Data Governance services and support to the Skills and Employment Unit in adhering to GLA policies and procedures.
  • Co-ordinating the management, investigation and response to complaints. This will include advising and assisting delivery colleagues as necessary

Skills, knowledge and experience

To be considered for the role you must meet the following essential criteria:

  • Relevant qualification (e.g. Degree, ISO 9001 etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable experience in Assurance and Quality management in complex programme and project environments
  • Demonstrable understanding of the rules and regulations that govern the delivery of mainstream national and/or local skills and employment delivery programmes, and associated reporting and political drivers
  • Thorough knowledge of project management, project control techniques or contract management
  • Track record of developing, leading and managing teams, including tackling poor performance, developing talent, and being accountable for the team’s performance
  • Excellent report writing skills with ability to present papers at Board level


Apply before 23:59 on Sunday 12th May, 2024

We are also recruiting for a Principal Audit and Assurance Officer role which will report into this Audit and Assurance Manager position.


The Greater London Authority (GLA) is the democratically elected strategic authority for London. It comprises two distinct parts, the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

Working for us offers you a challenging and rewarding career, as well as the chance to really improve the lives of Londoners. In return, we offer great working conditions, competitive salaries, generous annual leave, pension schemes, flexible working and more.

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