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Person Specification


You will be required to write a statement of 750 words setting out how your skills and experience meet the criteria:

• Have the ability to build and maintain relationships within the organisation at all levels, including a successful track record of influencing a diverse senior stakeholder community to adopt good practice internal controls and risk management and governance processes;


• Be a proactive, independent thinker who can confidently express their views, having the ability to look across their work and understand and apply bigger picture considerations where necessary;


• Be able to demonstrate resilience and tact in the face of challenging circumstances using innovative and creative solutions as necessary;


• have significant knowledge and experience of successfully planning, managing & delivering multiple audit reviews across multiple business areas to time, whilst ensuring a high quality of service is maintained;


• An effective decision maker, with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and targeting work to key risk areas;


• an excellent communicator through both written and verbal means, including leading and coaching team members to achieve highest standard quality products using departmental audit methodology, recognising success and challenging performance when necessary;


• Leading and supporting change at a team and organisational level, adopting a continuous improvement approach; and


• Contributing to the wider corporate responsibilities of the organisation.


Recruitment Process


To apply for this post, you will need to submit your personal details, CV and provide a statement of suitability no more than 750 words referring to the Person Specification.

We suggest that you upload your CV first as this will then populate the mandatory fields in the application form for you. Please ensure you check the details before submitting.

Failure to submit your full application along with attaching your CV will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

As part of the application process, you will be asked a number of diversity-related questions. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the particular characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'. The information you provide when submitting your application is confidential and will not be shared with the panel but will help us monitor our progress towards the Civil Service becoming the most inclusive employer by 2020. See the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for more information.

Should you encounter any issues with your online application please get in touch with us via: giaarecruitment@giaa.gov.uk 

Feedback will be provided only to those invited to attend an interview.

You will receive an acknowledgment of your application via email.
A panel, will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the ‘Person Specification’ section and your CV.

The timeline later in this pack indicates the date by which a decision is expected to be made, and all shortlisted candidates will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible thereafter.

If you do not score a four or more against any one indicator, your application will not progress to the next stage.  In the event of a large number of applications, GIAA reserve the right to raise the minimum pass level.

Interview Assessment
Candidates invited to interview will also be required to undertake a written test and presentation followed by an interview to a panel. At interview you will be tested on strengths, experience and the following behaviours, Managing a quality Service, Leadership, Working Together and communicating and influencing. 


Please note the interviews will be held in the London and Nottingham office

Expected Timeline
We will try and offer as much flexibility as we can, but it may not be possible to offer alternative dates for assessments or interviews. You are therefore asked to note the below timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process, including participating in assessments via video (e.g. Skype / Google Hangout) where necessary in order to meet the dates given.

Please note that, whilst we’ll endeavour not to, these dates may be subject to change.


The anticipated timetable is as follows:
Advert Closing Date: 29 March 2020
Shortlist Meeting: 01 April 2020
Interviews: w/c 20/04/2020 & 27/04/2020

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