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Qualifications required


Candidate will need to demonstrate full current membership of a recognised professional accountancy/audit body below:

• Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors UK & Ireland

You must hold the chartered auditor/CMIIA designation or the MIIA designation where you qualified under the previous exam route and did not apply to make this chartered. If you have passed all of the CMIIA/MIIA exams but do not hold the designation, you are not eligible to apply.


No other level of internal audit qualifications meets the requirements for this post.


• Other Institutes of Internal Auditors that are part of IIA Global

If you studied with the Institute of Internal Auditors in another country, you must hold the equivalent of the MIIA designation. You should verify this with the IIA UK & Ireland prior to submitting your application, by e-mailing membership@iia.org.uk. (If invited to interview you will be asked to provide us with the IIA response and the designation certificate you hold, as your evidence of meeting the qualification criteria for this post)



• Accountancy

Fully Qualified, current member of one of the five CCAB bodies (ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS and Chartered Accountants Ireland) or CIMA.

Person Specification


You will be required to write a statement of 750 words setting out how your skills and experience meet the first three of the following criteria. We will test all criteria at interview:

• Be able to develop and maintain strong relationships with senior management and the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC), to be confident that you understand and respond to their needs and they are clear on our service;

• Be able to inspire team members to achieve their highest potential and create a genuine team spirit, recognising success and challenging performance when necessary;

• Be highly organised and have experience of: successfully planning, managing and delivering multiple concurrent audit reviews; monitoring; making effective decisions; delegating; and reviewing team members’ work to ensure a high quality of service;

• Be experienced at developing risk-based Internal Audit assurance and consultancy programmes, adhering to professional standards;

• Be able to form, and confidently support, engagement and annual audit opinions that are influential in developing effective governance, risk management and internal control arrangements and take account of bigger picture considerations where necessary;

• Be experienced at influencing a diverse senior stakeholder community to develop effective governance, risk management and internal control arrangements;

• Be an excellent communicator through both written and verbal means, including delivering difficult messages persuasively; and

• Be able to demonstrate resilience and tact in the face of challenges from senior staff.


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, leadership, communicating and influencing, managing a quality service, and delivery at pace.


Please note the interviews will be held in the Swindon 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 April 2020 & w/c 27/04/2020



The law requires that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles.


If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact GIAARecruitment@giaa.gov.uk in the first instance.

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission.

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