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Vacancy - Senior Assurance Manager, DAP

Salary: £44,624 - £48,678 per annum

Appointment: Full Time

Job Term: Permanent

Location: Devon

Closing date: 05 June 2022

Interview dates: 15/16 June 2022


For more information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Robert Hutchins, Tony Rose or Matthew Thorpe on 01392 383000.

You can find out more, or apply here.


Do you have a strong understanding and desire for good Risk Management?

Devon Audit Partnership is a shared service providing professional internal audit, risk management and counter fraud services to a number of local authorities and other not-for-profit organisations in the Devon area and beyond; we are seeking to recruit a Senior Assurance Manager who, along with any oversight of other assurance activities e.g. internal audits, will primarily have core responsibility for the delivery of our Risk Management Services to one of our key partners, Devon County Council.

We require a successful and motivated professional who can effectively manage and deliver a Risk Management services to a complex and demanding client. You will work collaboratively with other Partnership managers in delivering our Integrated Assurance vision and service, comprising Risk Management, Counter Fraud and Internal Audit. In addition, you will help develop services, help extend our client base and further refine our offering.

You will have proven experience of working with clients at all levels of their organisation in a partnering and supportive manner, making a real difference. Our service culture is based on delivering quality and customer service; you will be well supported, will have a 'can do' ethos and will have the freedom to operate. In return we will expect a confident and focussed individual who is able to bring enthusiasm and solutions in an environment with an increased pace of change, complexity and risk.

The benefits include local government pension, excellent work life balance inc. flexitime, home/remote working through hosted systems, training & development opportunities and generous annual leave, part time applicants will be considered.


About us

Devon Audit Partnership (DAP) is a shared service which provides Assurance Services (Internal Audit, Counter Fraud and Risk Management) to Local Authorities and third sector bodies in the Devon area.  Our Partners and clients include County, unitary and district councils, Schools and Academies, National Parks and local Fire & Rescue Service.  We continue to grow in client base, services offered and reputation.

We are a not for profit organisation and our purpose is to benefit the partners, clients and public they support. Customer service excellence is at the core of all our work and something we have been proud of with our CSE Award for many years.

We pride ourselves in being people focused in supporting our client’s needs in providing assurance and developing both our client’s and our own services. We recognise the need for constant improvement and been recognised through national awarding bodies for services in risk management, counter fraud and public finance innovation.


About the role

The role is to lead, manage and support in the delivery of professional Risk Management services to a range of clients, but in particular Devon County Council.  As part of the Management Team, you will develop the delivery including its continuing integration with Internal Audit and Counter Fraud services. We provide a professional audit and advice service across a wide range of high-profile clients where you may also hold oversight and management responsibility.

You will be likely be working out of our clients’ offices (namely Devon County Council) for some elements of the role to meet the client need (but we are flexible in relation to location).  You will ensure that the team delivers a professional, effective, responsive and efficient service. As part of the Management Team you will work collaboratively with other managers to meet the service needs of all clients.

We are seeking a highly skilled individual who can effectively manage and deliver our Risk Management services, and to help further develop and expand our offering and client base.


About You

As an experienced assurance professional, you will have an excellent understanding of how to undertake Risk Management activity, be that policy development, risk workshops or advice, guidance and support. You will also have knowledge and experience of the public sector Internal Audit Standards to aid the application of Integrated Assurance activity.  You will understand public sector client risks and facilitate pragmatic and effective solutions to support clients in mitigating those risks.

You will:

  • Be an effective communicator at all organisational levels, able to develop an added value service that provides assurance at times of considerable change.
  • Have excellent, and proven, team management and organisational skills to manage deliver at a large client and to ensure all work is completed to professional standards and within the time frames agreed.
  • Be flexible, able to cover a relatively large geographic patch and be able to work remotely whilst still providing a significant presence at each client.
  • Be able to lead, develop and motivate your team and ensure that our customer service excellence standards are maintained.
  • Have very good IT skills and be willing to maximise the efficiency of our existing and any new IT systems, including PowerBI.
  • Have an excellent understanding of the principles of risk management and be able to advise our partners on their arrangements.
  • Be fully qualified in any of the CCAB, IIA, AAT, IRM qualifications or other relevant discipline.


For more information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Robert Hutchins, Tony Rose or Matthew Thorpe on 01392 383000

To find out more and to apply, please visit https://www.devonjobs.gov.uk/job/DAP%20Senior%20Assurance%20Manager%20(Ref.%202695)

DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.

Closing date: 05th June 2022

Interview Date: 15th/16th June 2022

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