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Technology Risk Assurance Principal Auditor

04 June 2019 @ 14:14
Employer: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (AuditOne department)
Location: Lanchester Road Hospital Durham, Lanchester Road Hospital
Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 per Annum (Pay Band: 7)
Industry: Public Sector
JobType: Principal IT Auditor
Closing date: Expired

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 1.4 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

NTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the Health and Wellbeing of our staff, with all trust sites adhering to a contractual smoke free policy. We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.


Technology Risk Assurance Principal Auditor – Band 7

AuditOne is a recently formed provider of IT Assurance, Internal Audit, Counter Fraud and Risk Advisory services to a wide range of NHS, Local Authority, Further Education and public sector bodies across the North of England and Cumbria. We currently have a growing portfolio of 50+ client organisations and 64 staff located between six hub offices.

AuditOne is the product of a merger of four NHS employed audit groups. As a not-for-profit organisation we are hosted by Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest NHS trusts in the north east.

Located in the vibrant North East of England, our offices are sited amongst outstanding natural beauty, with national parks, ancient cities like Durham and world heritage sites such as Hadrian’s Wall on our doorstep. We also benefit from the proximity of dynamic modern cities like Newcastle and Sunderland, with their famously lively regional cultures. We also have excellent national and international transport links in the form of regional hub railway stations (Newcastle and Darlington) and international airports (Newcastle and Durham/Tees Valley).

The post holder will fulfil an important role within a team providing specialist internal audit services to a group of NHS organisations, local authorities, FE colleges and to external clients.

The post holder will be required to audit a wide range of clients, planning, organising, controlling and conducting audits in accordance with Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and the high degree of autonomy expected in delivering projects. This will require the post holder to work with a high degree of independence, and to communicate with staff at all levels.

The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the training and development of Technology Risk Assurance Auditors.

We are looking for candidates with intellectual curiosity, particularly about the risks and opportunities for business arising from emerging technology. A good grasp of business process related matters is also required. The post holder will therefore be expected to keep up to date with new and emerging technologies, and business developments in our areas of operation, on an ongoing basis.

An ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively as part of a team to deliver a team result is essential, as is the drive and determination to overcome obstacles, resistance or challenges in order to achieve goals.

Evaluating existing practices and procedures to review whether there are more efficient ways of working will be a major part of the role.

Working with client management to gain acceptance of recommendations for alternative ways of working will be one of the key challenges, and accomplishments, of the role. The post holder will also undertake or assist the Technology Risk Assurance Manager with complex assignments.

Our standard full-time hours are 37.5 but we are happy to consider candidates wishing to work part time or other flexible working arrangements.

Informal enquiries can be made 9.00 – 5.30 weekdays to the Director of TRA, Stephen Watson, or TRA Manager Paul Tilney by ringing 0191 4415929.

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All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. 

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

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