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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/04/2021.

Graduate/Trainee Internal Auditor

Job Reference: 313-A-21-93551-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
360 Assurance
£24,629 as per AfC annex 21

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Graduate/Trainee Internal Auditor

Starting Salary£24,629 as per AfC annex 21 with a supported 3 year training programme for study and work experience with linked annual increases

37.5 hours per week

Flexible working – with a base in our Nottingham

Would you like the opportunity to learn about how the NHS is structured and operates, to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and to work with many different types of healthcare organisation?

Do you have an interest in topics that are crucial to how well an organisation is run and performs, including governance, risk management, financial management, data and information management and IT?

Would you like to develop the skills that allow you to support senior client managers to meet their objectives?

If so, a career in internal audit with 360 Assurance could be the right fit for you. We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join our Internal Audit team.

We are an NHS service, hosted by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, providing audit services to NHS clients in South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. As a Trainee Internal Auditor, you will work within a team that provides internal audit services to a wide spectrum of NHS organisations, gaining experience across a wide range of topics including financial management, IT and human resources.

The role will see you:

  • Undertake a professional qualification: studying whilst developing in the role of Internal Auditor.
  • Add value to the NHS: researching and assessing clients, providing evidence-based feedback through audit reports and face to face presentations. Proposing practical solutions to support busy organisations as they seek to perform to the highest standards possible.
  • Work as part of a team: working together with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver audits for NHS clients.

You can find out more about a career in internal audit on the Institute of Internal Auditors website.

Good verbal and written communication skills are essential, as are confidence and self-discipline. Candidates will be required to build strong relationships with colleagues and clients and be able to work on their own or as part of a team. The candidate will be able to adapt and prioritise as workload requires, and will ensure timely delivery of quality audits.

We offer a competitive starting salary plus a three year training programme, including a fully supported study package for the Institute of Internal Audit or a CCAB accountancy qualification. The cost of your professional training package is paid for by 360 Assurance (subject to terms and conditions) and you will be provided with time to study. Upon qualification you will have opportunities to develop further within our organisation and continue to progress your career. Upon successful completion of the trainee programme, you will be appointed as an Audit Principal.

As you pass exams and meet work based competencies, you will be rewarded with salary increases. You will benefit from being an NHS employee with the option to join the NHS pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to access NHS staff benefits.

360 Assurance operates within the East Midlands and South Yorkshire with offices across these areas. Although based at one location, travel across the client base will be expected. Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our whole team is working from home. We anticipate in the future a mix of working from 360 offices, from client sites and from home.

For an informal discussion, please contact Robert Storr, Assistant Client Manager and our trainee liaison lead on 07342 072 892.

Candidates will be required to go through a two part recruitment process that will include as a minimum an interview, academic assessment and communication test.

You will need to be a car driver to enable travel between NHS and other locations across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire (use of public transport is unlikely to be practical for this post).

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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