Internal Auditor

Homes England
NE11 0NA, Gateshead
£30,300 to £58,580
09 May 2018
23 May 2018
5F0092, 5F0189
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation

Homes England is the new national housing agency, recently launched to play a major role in fixing the housing market and enabling delivery of homes that our country needs.

Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.

We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floor space and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Our investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses.

We own public land, which we sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which we overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

Homes England was launched by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2018. Homes England is the trading name of Homes and Communities Agency. To find out more about what we do please visit:

The Role

The role of the Homes England Internal Audit team is to enhance and protect organisational value by providing risk based and objective assurance, advice and insight.  We do this through the delivery of a programme of work across all aspects of the organisation’s business to provide independent and objective assurance to the Accounting Officer and Audit & Risk Committee that the arrangements in place for governance, risk management and internal control risk are adequate and effective.

What you'll do:

Work within a small Internal Audit team delivering high quality reviews to specified timescales;

Complete a programme of Internal Audit reviews, aligned to Global Internal Audit standards and the methodology employed within the team, from initial planning through to reporting and feedback to management;

Contribute to the development of the team methodology;

Ensure continued delivery of a quality Internal Audit product;

Travel across Homes England to ensure onsite delivery of Internal Audit reviews.

You'll definitely:

Have recent Internal Audit experience working in a risk based environment

Be at least part qualified CIA or equivalent

Be proficient in the use of electronic audit papers – ideally MK Insight.

Be proficient in the use of standard Office IT products, Word, Excel, Powerpoint,

Demonstrate ability to successfully manage challenging workloads and meet deadlines – ability to absorb additional work and contribute to wider team objectives and priorities

Work well under pressure, thriving on challenges and responsibility;

Show initiative and be able to work independently;

Demonstrate strong organisational, communication and influencing skills;          

Manage and resolve conflicting priorities and stakeholder concerns.

Have a full UK driving licence