Interim Chief Internal Auditor (CCC)

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Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 6 months interim
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Hours to be confirmed
Rate Contact us, Negotiable

About the job:

The Internal Audit and Risk Management service is a shared service led by Milton Keynes Council providing services across Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. We are looking for an experienced and effective strategic lead for the Audit and Risk service for Cambridgeshire County Council.

The role is demanding and will require very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.  You will be experienced at working at a Senior level, with elected members and senior officers and capable of balancing complex and sensitive issues.

You will be able to provide strong and effective professional leadership to the Audit and Risk team whilst supporting the Corporate Leadership team with timely and well balanced advice in a fast changing and demanding environment.

  • Producing, implementing and monitoring the annual service plans and performance management arrangements that clearly articulate and translate the Council’s corporate vision / strategic objectives into service delivery. Striving for constant and continual service improvement, delivering best practice and being open to new and innovative ideas.
  • Demonstrating a clear focus on understanding and placing customer need at the heart of service delivery including active engagement.
  • The effective management of large financial budgets and resources including large scale, high volume and value front line services. Ensuring cost effective service delivery designed to best meet changing customer needs.
  • Recognised as a Leader who develops and promotes talent, ensuring the effective development of staff including appraisals, training, coaching, motivation and mentoring and two-way communication within the services. Ensuring staff achieve their potential.
  • Empowering and supporting staff and partners to take responsibility and accountability, by demonstrating such conduct personally, and turning those commitments into real delivery.
  • Ensuring this role and its services develop, maintain and positively engage good working relationships throughout the Council, influencing both internal and external stakeholders.
  • The development and implementation of understanding and involving the external environment.
  • Leading by example to demonstrate the highest standards of openness, conduct, professionalism.
  • Perceived as a senior leader who can successfully resolve difficult, ambiguous, complex and sometimes adversarial situations, identifying and resolving potential barriers.
  • Engenders and fosters effective relationship (both internal and external) to achieve ‘win/win’ solutions and support service delivery and Council objectives.
  • Meeting the Health and Safety requirements including regular inspections and H&S measures for officers involved in adversarial situations.
  • The role is accountable for the Councils whistleblowing arrangements to discharge these responsibilities by maintaining and promoting a culture of openness, honesty, integrity and rigour and ensuring necessary investigations agreed through the MKC 151 are properly completed and reported.
  • Contributing to and participating in the Council’s Business Continuity and Emergency Planning processes.
  • Being recognised as a ‘critical friend’ sought for guidance and creating a culture where constructive feedback is welcomed and seen to be acted on.
  • Develop, improve and maintain the above services to improve and enhance corporate governance, corporate aims, objectives and nationally agreed standards.
  • To direct and improve the delivery of a robust, high quality Internal Audit service providing assurance on the adequacy of both Partner Led Shared systems of control and governance. Providing advice and guidance to the Audit Committee.
  • To develop, improve and maintain Risk support across Cambridgeshire County Council to ensure risks are effectively and proportionately managed. Provide assurance to Joint Management Team, Directors, and the Audit Committee that risks are properly managed and the adequacy of those arrangements.
  • To develop and provide timely and accurate advice to the Joint Management Team, Chief Executive, Leader, Audit Committee, Committee Chairs and any members of the Shared Service Partnership.

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