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We will consider applications from people able to access the following offices: Birmingham, Blackpool, Bootle, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle and Swansea. GIAA has an expectation for all colleagues to attend their local workplace for a minimum of 60% of their working week. This enables all our people to benefit from the positivity and enhanced wellbeing of spending time with colleagues and teammates and to combine this with individual working when this is most beneficial for specific activities. Workplace attendance is usually your local GIAA office location and can also include time spent attending our customers' sites. For people with a part-time or compressed hours working pattern our expectation for 60% workplace attendance would be applied on a pro-rata basis. Please note, relocation costs will not be reimbursed with this appointment. Existing GIAA employees appointed into this new role will be allowed to remain at their current workplace location.

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About Government Internal Audit Agency

We are an executive agency of His Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury), established in April 2015 to improve the quality of internal audit provided to central government.

Most of the Agency’s people are professionally qualified internal auditors, accountants or investigators.

Many are also specialists in areas including counter fraud, project management, digital and commercial audit.

We lead both the Government Internal Audit Profession and the Government Internal Audit Function.

Our workforce brings with it a unique depth of experience gained in a wide range of government departments, related bodies and other sectors.

This enables us to offer a high-quality service based on cross-government insight and a strong understanding of our customers’ business.

In GIAA, we aim to be a great place to work and to ensure that we have the capability and capacity to make even more of a significant contribution to achieving A Brilliant Civil Service over the coming years.

Our initial focus was on becoming “a single audit practice”. We are now focused on taking GIAA to the next level so we can provide better insights and better outcomes for government.

Job Description

Audit Profession and Practice is responsible for driving consistency and quality across GIAA via the audit methodology, audit management system and quality assurance work.

Audit Profession and Practice sets standards, monitors compliance against those standards and shares best practice to promote continuous improvement. It also supports development and capability for internal auditors within GIAA.

This new role provides an excellent opportunity to support GIAA in enhancing its internal audit capability, through supporting and developing its people and embedding a culture of continuous improvement and professional learning and development.

The role focuses on developing professional learning and development solutions for internal auditors that add value to GIAA’s learning portfolio, responding to and reflecting the changing landscape of internal audit.

The post holder will have practical experience of undertaking internal audit work as well as developing flexible and blended learning solutions, using a variety of methods including digital and remote learning. They will make effective use of their skills and knowledge, collaborating with subject matter experts to deliver high-quality professional learning and development solutions for internal auditors within GIAA.

The post holder will have excellent inter-personal skills and be proactive in improving the range, quality and delivery of GIAA’s professional learning and development solutions for its internal auditors.

Professional Capability Lead (Internal Audit) responsibilities;
• Consult with stakeholders to agree professional learning and development priorities for internal auditors.
• Plan and coordinate a programme of professional learning and development solutions for internal auditors, involving external providers in the development and delivery of such training where appropriate and cost effective.
• Collaborate with subject matter experts across the Agency in different disciplines to design, develop and deliver in-house professional learning and development solutions for internal auditors, including events/webinars, supporting material and intranet content on topics related to:
• Developments in the internal audit methodology;
• Induction for new internal auditors, reflecting the route of entry (apprenticeship, returner, part qualified etc), including audit boot camps, which provide an overview of GIAA’s methodology and audit management system;
• Induction for new Heads of Internal Audit (HIA); and
• Other professional capability training related to identified training needs as they arise.
• Review and evaluate professional learning and development solutions for internal auditors by seeking and acting upon feedback and developing management information.
• Develop, maintain and communicate Skills & Learning Frameworks for internal auditors.
• Support the Head of Professional Practice in managing GIAA’s relationship with Gartner, provider of GIAA’s online research and advisory resources for internal auditors.
• Represent PPD on GIAA-wide forums and groups related to the accountabilities of the role.

Person specification
• Practical experience of delivering internal audits effectively, ideally both managing audits in addition to delivering individual audit assignments.
• Experience of designing flexible and blended learning solutions that meet the needs of a wide variety of target audiences, from those new to internal audit to senior management.
• Excellent writing and presentation skills, able to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely to a wide variety of stakeholders with differing levels of experience and knowledge and to adapt training dependent on audience.
• Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, able to work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels both within the organisation and across wider government in relation to the development and delivery of training using knowledge and skills rather than the exercise of authority.
• Highly organised, able to complete multiple tasks to tight timelines and with minimal supervision to a high quality.


The post-holder is required to hold either:
• a Chartered IIA qualification; or
• an equivalent Chartered Accountancy qualification (CCAB) and have experience of internal audit and a thorough understanding of internal audit methodology and the Global Internal Audit Standards.

You need to have obtained the required qualification at the time of submitting your application. If you are waiting to sit your exams or have not yet received your results then you are not eligible to apply this time.

Technical Skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
• Internal Audit


Alongside your salary of £53,661, Government Internal Audit Agency contributes £14,488 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

• Competitive salaries and in-year rewards
• Flexible working
• A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
• Discount on big brands
• Volunteering days
• Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Schemes
• Free eyesight tests
• Family-friendly HR policies
• 25 days’ annual leave increasing by one day per year of service to 30 days after 5 years’ service
• Geographically based Agency

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window) , and will assess your Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

As part of our pre-employment security checks, if you are invited to interview and are not a current GIAA member of staff, you will need to bring:
• Proof of identity, e.g. your passport or driver’s license. Documents must be in date and valid.
• Proof of address, e.g. a utility bill or bank statement issued within the past 3 months
• Proof of your National Insurance (NI) number, e.g. letter from DWP confirming your NI number, or P60
• If you do not bring a UK or EU passport, you will need to bring other documentation of your right to work in the UK, e.g. your visa, biometric residence permit or birth certificate.

Further details regarding acceptable documents will be provided in the invitation to interview.

Please let us know if your contact details change at any time during the selection process.

Eligibility Statement:

Individuals appointed to the Treasury Group will be subject to National Security Vetting. To allow for meaningful checks to be carried out applicants will normally need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 out of the past 5 years. A lack of UK residency in itself is not always a bar to security clearance but the Department will need to consider eligibility on a case by case basis using all information that can be obtained following a successful application.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window) . See our vetting charter (opens in a new window) .

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality Requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
• nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
• nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
• Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window) .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan (opens in a new window) and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window) .

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This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment (opens in new window) .

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
• Name : Katie Woodhouse
• Email : GIAARecruitment@GIAA.gov.uk

Recruitment team
• Email : giaarecruitment@giaa.gov.uk

Further information

Complaints Procedure: The law requires that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact: GIAARecruitment@giaa.gov.uk in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission
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