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Deputy Head of Audit & Risk Management

Manchester City Council
Manchester, United Kingdom (Hybrid)
£68,094 - £73,532 + benefits
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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Employer Sector
Government & Military, Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Risk Management, Risk Assurance

Job Details

Position Title: Deputy Head of Audit & Risk Management
Salary: SS1 (£68,094 - £73,532)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours: 35 per week
Work Location: Town Hall Extension, off Mount Street, City Centre, Manchester, M2 5DB
Closing Date: 22 December 2023

About the Role

Manchester City Council and Bolton Council are ambitious, proud, forward-thinking Councils.  We have a strong track record of innovation, excellence and working in partnership with the public and private sectors to ensure the best possible outcomes for the people and the places that we serve.  As reflected in:

  • Our investment and influence in regeneration, cultural and housing schemes The scale of integration and collaboration with health, blue light, voluntary sector and other public service partners.
  • Leadership and support for Greater Manchester level reform and investment programmes as part of the GM Combined Authority and other regional and national networks. How we support residents, adults and young people through the redesign of services and new delivery models. Manchester being named LGC Council of the Year in 2022.

Our ambition and desire to invest, integrate and reform is not without risk; so, we recognise the benefits of an influential, professional and adaptable service for the provision of high-quality internal audit and risk management services.

To achieve this, aim our two Councils collaborate in the delivery of audit and risk management functions comprising internal audit; counter fraud and irregularity; insurance and claims; risk management and business continuity; and health and safety.  We do this through a shared Head of Service and opportunities for staff to work proactively across our organisations and with other public sector partners.  As the Deputy Head of Audit and Risk Management you will play a pivotal role in the further development and delivery of services that help support and strengthen our systems of governance, risk management and internal control; and in so doing make a crucial contribution to the achievement of our overall ambitions and priorities.

About the Candidate

You will be a fully qualified accountant or auditor with a proven track record of successful delivery of internal audit or risk assurance services at a senior level, preferably within the public sector or other gained through relevant experience in other large organisations.  Comfortable working at a senior level you will demonstrate the personal and professional presence and technical expertise, to gain the respect and trust of Members, chief officers, stakeholders, staff, and partners.  In responding to the pace and scale of change, you will be adaptable and resilient to work under pressure, manage conflicting priorities and respond to new challenges across a wide range of complex business activities across the two Councils.

The role will be stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones working across two high profile organisations. In this role you will be employed by Manchester City Council and be eligible to access benefits including the Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working, discounted travel schemes and further career development opportunities.

This role is office based with home working where appropriate. You will be able to work flexibly, from home or remotely some of the time but will need to work across Council sites or offices in support of colleagues and clients.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer, and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


Who we are

“This is Manchester, we do things differently here.”

At Manchester City Council, we’re proud to do local government differently: as you’d expect from a city with our international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion.

A career with us means you can be yourself and thrive.

Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and we’ll support you – to build the career your talent and ambition deserves.

Make a difference in Manchester

The work you do changes lives. Whatever your role, you’re part of making Manchester lives healthier and happier.

Be yourself and thrive

We want a fair, inclusive workplace – as diverse as the communities that make our city. Every one of us must feel confident and comfortable bringing their true self to work, talking openly, and making the most of their talents to grow and to succeed.

Join an organisation that cares

We’ll always do our best to look out for you. We want a safe, happy, healthy, successful workforce, and our policies, practices and culture are geared to give equal access to quality work that’s fairly paid, secure and flexible.

Who we’re looking for

It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:

  • We take time to listen and understand
  • We work together and trust each other
  • We show that we value our differences and treat each other fairly
  • We ‘own it’ and we’re not afraid to try new things
  • We’re proud and passionate about Manchester.
Company info
Floor 7, Town Hall Extension
Albert Square
PO Box 532
M60 2LA
United Kingdom

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