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Director of Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk

Harris Hill
£55k per year + up to
Closing date
30 Dec 2021
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Do you have the experience within the charity sector to play a key role in ensuring and providing a high standard of audit for compliance, governance, and risk management?

We are looking for a talented individual to join this national charity as the Director of Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk.


This is a great opportunity to join a growing and evolving charity because you will be working at the heart of the audit, compliance and risk directorate and be responsible for leading on this.

It's your responsibility to ensure the policies and procedures are fit for purpose; and are used correctly & understood across the charity.
You will advise and lead your colleagues on matters of internal control, compliance, best practice, and strategic importance and ensure improvement plans from any audit or monitoring are shared appropriately.

As a skilled professional with strong internal audit, risk and governance experience, ideally you will have experience within a registry, professional or regulatory environment.

As the ideal candidate, you will have operated at a senior level and you will use your strong analytical skills; proven experience of audit leadership and has dynamic interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills, to be successful in your new role.


Key Accountabilities:

- Leading the audit, compliance, and risk directorate within the charity.

- Audit and evidence best practice and the quality and performance of the charity's the audit process.

- Responsible for the accident, near miss and incident reviewing and monitoring patterns, areas of concern, risk management and safeguarding.

- Develop and continually improve the risk management, auditing, and safeguarding elements across all areas of the charity against regulatory and statutory rules and regulations

- Agreeing to the terms of reference and coordination of any internal investigation, oversee the correct investigation process is followed, regarding staffing issues for disciplinaries and grievances


Experience Required:

- Extensive experience of supporting and advising Board and senior committees within a non-profit environment, 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 and be 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

- Proven ability to form effective positive and relationships

- Ability to maintain accurate records and write clear reports

All the best & we look forward to meeting you :)


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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