Internal Audit Reporting Assistant

Network Rail

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Milton Keynes, UK ⚠️

Internal Audit Reporting Assistant


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name


About Network Rail

* Join Our Team at Network Rail! *

Are you ready to make a difference in people's lives? At Network Rail, we connect passengers and freight customers, ensuring safe and efficient transportation across the country. We're an organisation where people truly matter, and when you join us, you matter to us and millions of others. Click here to watch our inspiring video to learn more about us!

We're dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that reflects the passengers we serve. To achieve this, we're committed to becoming an open, diverse, and inclusive workplace, leveraging the skills and expertise of our talented workforce. Together, we strive to create a safe and accessible railway for everyone. Discover more about the importance of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail by clicking here..

Investing in our people is key to enhancing the safety, reliability, and efficiency of our railway system. If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact, then this opportunity is for you!

We're also a Disability Confident Leader employer and we'll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles.

About the function…

We are a dynamic and fast paced audit function committed to delivering quality insights to the business. We are continually developing and always look to drive improvements to our processes and outputs, and are also committed to investing in our people. The function is regarded well by the business and we have a strong track record of making a difference.

Brief Description

Brief Description

We are looking for an Internal Audit Reporting Assistant for a Permanent opportunity (full time) based in Milton Keynes to support the work of the department in reporting and administration.

About the role (External)

* Join Our Team as an Internal Audit Reporting Assistant in Milton Keynes! *

Are you ready to embark on an exciting career journey where your skills and passion make a real impact? We're on the lookout for a dedicated and dynamic Internal Audit Reporting Assistant to join our team in Milton Keynes on a Permanent basis.

Who Are We?

We are a forward-thinking organization committed to excellence, and we're looking for someone like you to be a crucial part of our Risk & Assurance team. As our Internal Audit Reporting Assistant, you'll play a pivotal role in administrating our integrated audit database and providing essential support services.

What's Your Average Day Like?

In this multifaceted role, your day-to-day activities will be diverse and engaging. You'll have the opportunity to:

📊Produce Impactful Reports: Create regular and ad hoc reports for our Internal Audit team. You'll also have the chance to produce new and additional reports as needed by our Director of Risk & Assurance and Deputy Head of Internal Audit.

📊Produce Papers for Audit and Risk Committee: Being responsible for pulling together our reporting to our Audit and Risk committee as well as our Business Assurance committees on the work of the department and the status of audits and audit actions.

🔄Support Audit Action Tracking: Be the first point of contact for the Internal Audit team on audit action tracking and reporting through Pentana and CMO compliance.

📈Collate and Review Data: Compile, review, and provide audit and action status for crucial committee meetings, including Business Assurance Committee, Audit & Risk Committee (ARC), and Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) Committee meetings.

🔄Ensure Consistent Quality: Manage an effective review process to ensure that all reports maintain consistent quality standards.

🌐Process Improvement: Contribute to the identification and improvement of inefficient processes within the Internal Audit Team, adherence to audit manual documentation and sampling guidance , fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

📊Performance Metrics: Assist in the preparation of periodic Internal Audit performance metrics for the Director of Risk & Assurance.

🛠️ Workshop Preparation: Play a key role in the running and preparation of Internal Audit workshops, contributing your valuable insights.

📋General Administration: Provide support in the general administration of the department, ensuring smooth operations.

What essential skills and experiences are required?

The successful candidate for this role will be required to be/have: -

1.Strong inter-personal skills.

2.Ability to work as a member of a team delivering audits.

3.Excellent organisational and time management skills – a good administrator.

4.Good database operation and other I.T skills (e.g. Word, Excel, SharePoint)

For a full list of the key accountabilities and essential/desirable criteria, please click apply and you will be taken to the network rail external site where you can see the attached Network Rail Job Description.

How to apply (External)

A message from our Chief Executive, Andrew Haines:

‘Our passengers and freight users are at the heart of everything we do. We help connect people to their friends and families and get goods to their destination safely and efficiently. We're an organisation where people matter.  Watch our video to find out more!

We're continuing to build a diverse organisation which is representative of the people we serve. We want to harness the skills and expertise of our people and attract the best talent, to enable a safe and accessible railway for everyone. To learn why inclusion is important to us, please click here.

Duration: Permanent

Location: This role is based at The Quadrant:MK. For roles based in the Quadrant:MK, you must live within 75/90 minutes of The Quadrant.

Closing date: 26th January 2024. On occasions, we may need to close the advert early based upon application volumes. Late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held W/C 5th February 2024

**Band & Salary:**Band 5

What can we offer you in return?

We have a range of benefits including:

·28 days annual leave entitlement, plus Bank Holidays and five volunteer days

·My Benefits – our discounted online shopping site

·Flexible and family friendly policies and practices

·A range of discounted offers including, Healthcare offers, cycle to work, healthcare club discounted membership and other benefits

·Subsidies of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets

·A range of pension schemes

·Two weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community

·Training, development and employee assistance programme available

·To learn about the benefits we offer please here.

What does our recruitment process look like?

  1. Once you have applied, our Recruitment Specialist will look at your CV.

2.If your experience matches what we're looking for, you'll be invited to an interview /or complete a first interview using xxx a video interviewing platform, you can complete your interview anytime that works for you. /or complete an assessment.

3.If you ace your video interview/or assessment, you'll be invited to face to face interview with the hiring manager.

About our people and the recruitment process…

We're an inclusive employer of choice and we welcome applications from everyone!

We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly, as we know traditional working patterns don't always fit. If you want to consider working flexibly, just let us know and we'll do our best to help and invest in your career with us, whilst you have a healthy work life balance.

We're also a Disability Confident Leader employer and we'll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles.’

Visit and have your IRC number ready as this will be required.

As an arm’s length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees. Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements.

• Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

• Complete a satisfactory 3-year employment history check

• Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check for more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or another factor.

We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our Safety Vision

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

We’re delighted to have been named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2023 .

Drugs and Alcohol Standard:

Our Drugs and Alcohol Standard is changing as of 16.01.2023. All prospective candidates who have not been offered a conditional role by 16.01.2023 will be required to undergo and pass a drugs and alcohol test. Your application will be rescinded if you record a positive test. All positive drugs and alcohol test results for prospective candidates will be securely held on Sentinel database and a 5 year suspension from applying for a safety critical role, a role which requires PTS certification or a Key Safety role on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure will be enforced.


We own, repair and develop the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.

Working Week

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 28 days annual leave, plus public holidays

  • 37 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 89 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Some staff work fully on-site with other teams working hybrid remotely.

  • United Kingdom

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Childcare support
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 43k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • business development
  • information technology
  • operations
  • finance
  • support
  • education
  • human resources
  • +11 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Inter-personal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management

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