Overview

Our Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership – If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference – If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people’s lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Internal Audit team! Our Audit and Risk Management service provides a dedicated internal audit, internal control / risk management and counter-fraud service to West Northamptonshire Council (one of the largest new unitary authorities), and other partners including the Northamptonshire Children’s Trust.

This role is flexible, meaning you can carry out the majority of your work remotely, coming into the main Northampton office or any of our other office locations for meetings as and when required. 

What will you be doing?

You will have responsibility for undertaking a varied and interesting portfolio of internal audit work across all areas of the Council. Reporting into the Audit Manager and supported by a Principal Auditor, your work will provide assurance on the effectiveness of our risk management, governance, policy, and internal control processes.

You will be full / part qualified CCAB, or Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), or qualified Association of Accounting (AAT); or actively studying for a relevant qualification and have relevant experience commensurate with these qualifications and/or the role.

About you

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced internal auditor. You will be a team player and excellent communicator who is able to write concise and well-reasoned audit reports to a high standard. Your problem-solving skills, attention to detail and an enquiring mind, with an ability to balance work priorities and work under pressure to achieve pre-determined personal and team targets is fundamental to you being an effective auditor.

Your desire to improve the way systems and services work, challenge current processes, and work closely with officers and senior management to agree practical solutions and recommendations is essential.

About us

We’re a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government
reform in recent history. As a new authority, we’re embarking on an exciting journey
to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and
communities.  

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is ‘to make West Northants a great
place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to
make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance,
Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver
services. 

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with
ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail,
and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A
place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-
minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and
challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.

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