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Job title
Director of Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk
Work location
Islington, London (Flexible)
£55, 000 per annum
Hours per week
Closing date
5 December 2021
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Job Description

Job overview

We are currently recruiting for a talented individual to join us as the Director of Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk to play a key role in ensuring and providing high standards of audit for compliance, governance, and risk management within the Social Interest Group.

You will work at the heart of the audit, compliance and risk directorate and be responsible for leading on this, as well as ensuring our policies and procedures are fit for purpose; psychologically informed and are used correctly and understood across the Group. You will advise and lead colleagues on matters of internal control, compliance, best practice, and strategic importance and ensure improvement plans from any audit or monitoring are shared appropriately.

The role will require a skilled professional with strong internal audit, risk and governance experience, as well as ideally experience within a registry, professional or regulatory environment operating at a senior level. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills; proven experience of audit leadership and has dynamic interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills, alongside the gravitas which this post demands.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the audit, compliance, and risk directorate within the Group.
  • Audit and evidence our best practice and the quality and performance of the Group and subsidiaries through the audit process.
  • Responsible for the accident, near miss and incident (AINMs) reviewing and monitor for patterns, areas of concern, risk management and safeguarding.
  • Develop and continually improve the risk management, auditing, and safeguarding elements of what we do and how we work across all areas of the charity against regulatory and statutory rules and regulations
  • Ensure effective management of the processes of any legal hearings against the Group, appeals regarding the same, judgements, complaints and GDPR requests.
  • Responsible for agreeing the terms of reference and coordination of any internal investigation following AINMs, oversee the correct investigation process is followed, in a timely manner and any regarding staffing issues for disciplinaries and grievances
  • To work closely with the Service teams to learn from AINMs and cascade best practice.

Experience Required:

  • Extensive experience of supporting and advising Board and senior committees, with audit, risk and governance experience preferably gained within a registry, professional or regulatory environment
  • Experience of handling complex appeals and investigations
  • Solid understanding of Health and Safety regulations, monitoring and reporting Able to influence and negotiate positive outcomes with the peers, reports, colleagues and supporting professional bodies
  • Working knowledge regarding Equality legislation and practice
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral with both internally and externally with outside agencies and bodies
  • Proven ability to form effective positive and motivational relationships
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and write clear reports using bespoke software and branded packages
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