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Head of Audit & Risk

St. Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Contract


Working on behalf of an excellent Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Audit & Risk on a 2 months contract with a possibility of an extension.

Main purpose of post

To support the Assistant Director in the provision of strong leadership, direction, and professional advice and guidance regarding the allocation of resources, the financial outputs, risk management, change management and management behaviours when leading on Health and Safety, Risk and Audit functions of the Council.


To be a member of the Department\'s Senior Leadership Team working with the wider leadership community ensuring a one council focus and culture to the delivery of priorities.
To act as the lead in the strategic management and development of the professional functions taking overall responsibility for the Health and Safety, Risk and Audit functions within the Council
To lead the Audit function on a day to day basis, developing the strategic positioning of the Service so that it can be relied upon to provide efficient and effective systems and audit coverage for all areas of the Council actively contributing to the delivery of the Council\'s Strategy.
To ensure that the development and improvement of the Audit function is in accordance with the requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards
To insure sound internal control and governance arrangements exist throughout the Council, working closely with the Monitoring Officer on the annual review of governance arrangements for the Council.
To lead develop and deliver an effective Council wide Risk Management Framework to identify, evaluate, manage and report key corporate and service risks and opportunities, with a view to maximising delivery against its strategic objectives.
Ensuring that the Council\'s and group companies\' insurance arrangements are adequate and cost effective as well as providing risk management and insurance advice to officers and members.
Manage an effective and fit for purpose health and safety function to meet the Council\'s statutory duties.
To contribute to ensuring the functions business targets are met, in accordance with best practice, to agreed specification, and with full compliance with health, safety, professional standards, statutory and other relevant legislation
To deputise for the Director as and when required.
To represent the Council at corporate, regional and other meetings and forums as directed by the Director.
To lead, develop and/or participate in projects, both within the Department, multi-agency and collaborative partners, as directed by the Director.
To work collaboratively across all service areas with other Heads of Service/Assistant Directors/Directors.Skills/Qualifications

Qualified accountant (CIPFA), usually full CIPFA or equivalent qualification recognised by CCAB or full MIIA).

To get more information about this role and how to apply please contact Anisha 0(phone number removed)

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St. Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual