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Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our Internal Audit Team in the senior position of Auditor. The right candidate would support the service in the delivery of a comprehensive and varied range of internal audit services on behalf of the Council and our external clients, undertaking complex reviews and providing advice across all levels of the organisation.

The Internal Audit Service is the key player in influencing and informing the decision-making process on the control environment of the County Council and its partner organisations to provide a primary source of assurance on strategic and operational objectives to ensure organisational outcomes are achieved.

We offer flexible working arrangements including hybrid working to support a good work life balance and needs of the service.

Main Responsibility

As a senior member of the team you will be reporting directly to an Audit Manager, you will be responsible primarily for carrying out a range of complex systems based audits across the Council and project support work within agreed timescales and to quality standards. Your role would include working with stakeholders across the Council and Partner Organisations, including Members, Directors and Senior Management, as well as undertaking the supervision and support of other team members.

This role also supports both counter-fraud and special investigations work under the direction of the Counter Fraud Audit Manager.

Please see the Job Description attached for a full description of the key accountabilities for this role.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an individual who has risk-based audit and advisory experience together with a proven ability to deliver a planned programme of work, is attuned to the challenges of emerging risks, technologies and innovation and at the same time have the ability to assist in safeguarding processes and assets as management pursues new methods of creating and delivering value across Staffordshire County Council’s business operations. 

The ideal candidate should demonstrate the following attributes;

  • Be CCAB qualified (preferably CIPFA), or CMIIA qualified;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey detailed information to individuals at all levels of the organisation:
  • An eye for detail and a strong attention to accuracy;
  • Need to possess a thorough and logical approach and be comfortable working on own initiative to meet critical deadlines;
  • Proven relevant experience in a previous audit environment, providing impactful assurance and advisory services; and
  • Ability to anticipate risks and issues that could affect the organisation’s ability to reach its goals.

For any further information or if you have any questions, please contact Susan Bluck at

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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