Deputy Head of Internal Audit - Technology

Cheltenham, London
London £67,316 - £72,486, Cheltenham £66,297 - £71,376
17 Aug 2020
28 Sep 2020
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time

It’s yours to audit. 

At MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, we all work towards the same goal – keeping the country safe. It means we do some incredibly important work, safeguarding the UK against cyber-attacks, terrorism and organised crime. So don’t just think of financial controls. When joining Internal Audit and Consultancy, you’ll assess everything from covert surveillance and agent running, to emerging technologies and cyber threats.

As our Deputy Head of Internal Audit (specialising in technology), you’ll work at the heart of the UK intelligence community. With great leadership skills, you’ll shape internal audit assurance and offer advice across MI5, MI6 and GCHQ. You’ll focus on quickly understanding different topics and areas of the agencies, providing customers with the advice they need. Everything you do will help us to strengthen our risk management, governance and internal controls.

To join, you’ll have an IIA qualification (or equivalent), and/or you’ll be a qualified accountant. We’ll also expect you to have an extensive internal audit and risk management background. Plus, you’ll need impressive knowledge of technology audits, platforms and product sets, and you might have worked in an IT function before. Ideally, you’ll also hold a CSA qualification. But, importantly, you’ll be able to deliver a portfolio of complex audit work to set deadlines.

As a credible leader, you’ll have a successful track record of developing teams and nurturing talent. Plus, your proactive mindset and collaborative ethos means you’ll provide solutions ahead of deadlines and build strong relationships with our partners. All in all, your skills and expertise will give us the confidence to carry out our work.  

So join us, and the UK’s entire intelligence community is yours to audit.

The UK Intelligence Agencies are Equal Opportunities employers, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.

To apply for this exciting career move, visit our website.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or a naturalised British Citizen and one of your parents must be a British Citizen or have substantial ties to the UK. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside of the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months. If successful, you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the How to Apply section.