Audit and Assurance Supervisor

32778.00 - 37563.00 GBP Annual + GBP32778 - GBP37563/annum
18 May 2017
01 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Audit and Assurance Supervisor

Hindlip, Worcestershire

Permanent Contract

Full Time

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Thursday 1st June 2017

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th June 2017

A strategic alliance has been formed between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police in order to enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets. By working more closely together the forces will benefit from greater operational and organisational resilience, making us the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales.

Hindlip has beautiful surroundings and easy access from the motorway (M5) plus many other benefits to include:

Free parking
Staff restaurant
Subsidised gym facilities
Career development
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) a free 24/7 confidential support service for all staff

The main purpose of the role is to be Responsible for the management of a team of audit and assurance officers and delivery of audit and assurance programmes.

To promote an efficient and effective, high quality victim focused service.

To support the Force Crime and Incident Registrar (FCIR) in carrying out the functions of the role, being a point of reference in their absence and ensuring resilience and continuity of service.

Main Responsibilities:
To manage the day to day activity of the Audit and Assurance Officer teams, promoting high standards of data quality and data integrity. To identify and deal effectively with conflicts and challenges ensuring audit findings are addressed and acted upon in accordance with force policies.

To manage the continuous professional development and competency of the Audit and Assurance staff and promoting a victim focused culture across the alliance in line with force priorities.

To implement and manage efficient and effective risk based audit programmes for both teams ensuring adherence and compliance with relevant legislation and national standards and quality of investigations.

To analyse findings, produce written reports containing analysis, findings and proposals for resolving problems and recommendations for improvement.

To act with sufficient independence and authority so that high standards of adherence to relevant legislation and national standards and investigation procedures are attained and maintained at all times.

Provide advice to the FCIR on emerging risks and themes with the remit to ensure service delivery excellence to victims of crime and antisocial behaviour and compliance with relevant legislation.

Support with the design and delivery of a range of learning methods for police officers and police staff in the application of relevant legislation, national standards and force policies.

Engage, negotiate with and influence personnel in a constructive and supportive way, being prepared to challenge where necessary, ensuring audit findings are translated into recommendations and action plans to provide a baseline for making improvements and managing organisational risk.

Ensure agreed assurance governance principles are adhered to and identified risks are escalated via the appropriate reporting structures to increase efficiency and effectiveness and minimise risk.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

Level 3 Certificate in quality management audit, or equivalent.

Recognised management qualification.

Significant knowledge of the law, statute and definitions of offences.

Understanding of case law, Data Protection Act, Management of Police Information and Human Rights.

Desirable: Specialist working knowledge of the theory and application of Home Office Counting Rules, the National Crime Recording Standard and the National Standard for Incident Recording.

Significant experience in the application of data quality and continuous improvement principles.

Significant experience and understanding of audit and inspection and quality assurance work.

Experience in the management of people.

Significant experience in the use of various Data bases, Microsoft office - excel spreadsheets, power point.

Proven ability to make critical, independent and objective decisions balancing risk, costs and benefits and considering the wider impact of those decisions.

Proven ability to influence change by stressing the benefits of a victim centred approach and managing the expectations of such change.

Proven ability to lead change and find innovative ways to solve problems and promote service excellence.

Negotiating and influencing skills.

Special Conditions:
Exposure to disturbing/unpleasant images or tasks.

Regular travel throughout the Alliance.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks