Head of Audit and Assurance, GM Combined Authority

Job Title: Head of Audit and Assurance, GM Combined Authority
Location: Manchester
Salary: 65000 - 65000
Reference: DEC20181385
Contact Name: Janice Hawkins
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 03, 2019 10:33

Job Description

Are you a senior audit professional and a strong leader?  Are you seeking a role that offers the opportunity to lead and inspire others to support the achievement of ambitious plans for Greater Manchester?

In this new role of Head of Audit and Assurance, based in central Manchester, you will help Greater Manchester to deliver its unique range of devolution responsibilities which include transport, police and crime, fire and waste disposal, for which the total budget is approaching £2 billion.  Employed by the GM Combined Authority, but working across Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police and the Combined Authority, you will provide audit and assurance services and have the opportunity to reshape and reposition the internal audit function to deliver these services collaboratively.  You will have an influential role in shaping the audit and assurance strategy with the opportunity to develop relationships at all levels, including Boards, Non-Executive Directors, Independent Committee Members and local GM District Councillors.

Collaboration is critical to success in this role and you will engage and inspire existing team members and others you will recruit, based within two organisations, to work together to continuously improve the delivery of the service.

You will have extensive experience in leading an Audit team, delivering audit services to a large, complex, public sector organisation and establishing a culture of continuous improvement.  You will also have experience of engaging and managing multiple and varied stakeholders with proven ability to effectively present and discuss audit recommendations at all levels of management.  You should also be prepared to undergo Police vetting.

In addition to competitive salary we offer a range of benefits such as:

  • 25 days holiday a year;

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

If you believe you have the skills and expertise we are seeking we would really like to hear from you!  Please visit to access our online application process for this role.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4pm, 16 January 2019