Lead Internal Auditor

Network Rail

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

  • 4 x 9hr days
  • £57k - 61k per year
  • Hybird Remote, Milton Keynes

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

Lead Internal Auditor


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name


About Network Rail

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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!

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.

Brief Description

We are looking for a Lead Internal Auditor for a Permanent opportunity (full time) based in Milton Keynes. The purpose of this role is to lead and deliver planned internal audit assignments focusing on a wide range of subjects, such as: safety, health, asset management, environment, and significant change programmes.

About the role (External)

This individual will be able to answer yes to the following questions:

·Are you someone that has experience of identifying significant risks to business objectives?

·Do you have relevant up to date experience of assessing the design, effectiveness, and efficiency of internal controls over risks?

·Are you able to provide senior executives with recommendations that will improve the quality of their control environments?

·Can you coach, train and provide guidance to other members of the team?

You will be involved in this plus more, so if you are looking for a great role in a great company and working with a diverse team of professionals then what are you waiting for? Apply now!

Person Spec

The successful candidate will need to hold a professional qualification such as qualified accountant ( ACA, CIMA,ACCA) or IIA or have relevant up to date operational experience. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills – written and verbal, including report writing. Experience in applying data analytics to provide audit insights is desirable. You will be a team player but at the same time able to take the lead when it is appropriate to do so and have experience leading teams in a global management consultancy, professional services firm, or a large matrix organisation with an internal audit or consulting background. We also welcome applicants from the utilities and construction sectors.  You will also need to have the ability to utilise core risk and controls skills in a broad range of projects both in traditional internal audits and advisory projects aimed at assisting in the implementation of controls / improvements.

For a full list of the key accountabilities and essential/desirable criteria please click apply and you will be redirected to the Network Rail external website where you will find a dedicated job description for this post.

How to apply (External)

Duration: Permanent opportunity

Location:  Milton Keynes: The Quadrant if you were to work in Milton Keynes you must live within 90 minutes of the Quadrant office.

SalaryBand 3C (£55,596 - £62,546) plus benefits Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised.

Closing date: 19 th November 2023 Late applications will not be accepted

Interviews: W/C TBC The interview will consist of a 2 - stage interview process 1st interview will consist of a Competency based question pack you may then be invited for a face to face/virtual meeting with the department head following on from that a decision will be reached.

Salary: Band 3C (£55,596 - £62,546) plus benefits Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised.

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

🌞 Generous annual leave (28 days plus statutory days), with the option to buy/sell days.

 Defined benefit pension scheme

🚂 75% subsidy on train/underground season tickets.

🎟️ Interest-free travel loan for train and car park season tickets.

🎁 Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass.

🌍 Flexible/hybrid working arrangements.

🕊️ Volunteer leave to make a positive impact.

Plus more….

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 Microsoft Teams 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.

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're an inclusive employer of choice, Disability Confident Leader employer, encourage people to work flexibly and we welcome applications from everyone.

If you have any questions about this role or if you have an HR related questions or require any reasonable adjustments/modifications, please contact IREC Support ([email protected]) . You must have the vacancy/IREC number ready as you will be asked for this.

Network Railnetworkrail.co.uk

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)

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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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

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Audit skills
  • Risk management
  • Communication skills
  • Team leadership
  • Advisory

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