• Senior Auditor (Performance)
    £48,893- £56,611 (pay band 4)
    Salary on appointment is at the minimum of the range

About this job


Are you passionate about a making a difference to the way public services are run in Wales?

Do you want to further your career in an organisation uniquely placed to influence improvements in the Welsh public sector?

 About the role 

Audit Wales is looking to recruit Senior Auditors to join our Performance Audit Group, that covers central government, the NHS, and local government. We have two permanent roles, one of which needs to be a fluent Welsh speaker. We also have a small number of fixed term vacancies.

We are looking for highly motivated people who are passionate about making a difference and ensuring public money in Wales is well spent.

You don’t have to have an audit background or an accountancy qualification to apply for these roles. In fact, we recruit people from a wide variety of backgrounds to work within our Performance Audit Group. 

You will need to have a curious mind, good critical thinking skills and the ability to analyse a range of different information to assess performance and identify opportunities for improvement. Strong written and verbal communication skills are pre-requisites as you will need to describe the findings from your work succinctly and clearly to a range of stakeholders and where relevant make recommendations for how the services you have examined can be improved. 

Working in the Performance Audit Group 

The roles are based within our Performance Audit Group, and you’ll be assigned to a team of well-motivated and like-minded people delivering performance audit or “value for money” work that aims to make a real impact and difference to public services in Wales.

A typical day will see you delivering a range of audit activities. This could include planning the scope of an audit project with colleagues; gathering evidence which could involve reading/analysing documents, interviewing or running focus groups with people in the bodies we audit, analysing data; or writing your findings and recommendations in a report. We are a highly flexible organisation, so you may be working from one of our 3 offices, working from home, or out at an audited body.

Who are Audit Wales 

Audit Wales is the independent public sector audit body within Wales. We hold a unique position within the Welsh public sector, where our role is to:  

  • Assure the people of Wales that public money is being managed well through our annual audit of public sector accounts. 
  • Explain how public money is being used and how it meets people’s needs through our Value for Money studies. 
  • Inspire and empower those with whom we work to continuously improve by sharing initiatives and best practice.

 Working for us 

Audit Wales is a dynamic and friendly place to work, with an incredibly supportive culture. We’re passionate about working with the Welsh public sector and making a difference to local communities. 

We’re Flexible – We work Smarter; providing choices of how, when and where individuals and teams deliver their work – we trust you in making the right choice to deliver the task in hand while supporting you in your individual circumstances, be that caring responsibilities or managing disabilities. 

We’ve got Excellent Terms - We genuinely care about our people and about providing an environment that encourages a positive work-life balance through our 35-hour working week, and our 33 days annual leave per annum (exclusive of public bank holidays), you can also purchase, sell, and put leave in the ‘bank’ to enable extended holidays.  

We invest in our People - We’re advocates for personal and professional development and invest in our people to fulfil their career aspirations to be the best they can be. We offer a generous training package which is complimented by a blended approach of structured and unstructured learning.  Our successful mentoring and coaching scheme to our LinkedIn Learning licenses give staff the opportunity to learn at times and in ways that suit them. 

We have Excellent Benefits - Alongside our generous salary package, we offer all employees opportunity to enter the Civil Service Pension Scheme which is considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.  Our staff benefits also include a cycle to work scheme, shopping discounts and the option to obtain a vehicle through our beneficial lease scheme among many more.  

We’re Proud to be Accredited - We are a proud top ten Working Families employer and have achieved Living Wage accreditation. 

We are growing a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we work in and the skills, experiences, and perspectives they offer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We are also a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role. 

Find out more 

You can apply for this role online and find out more about the responsibilities, skills and experience required for the role in the job description. For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Carwyn Rees on 029 20829375 or Darren Griffiths on 02920 320591.

Closing date for applications is 30/06/2024. Please note, there will be a two stage selection process for these positions. Following a review of on-line applications, successful candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment comprising of a short task followed by an interview assessing your experience, skills and aptitude.  

All assessments and interviews will be conducted online via Teams. 

When applying online please remember to press the continue button following submission of your application – once you have done this you will receive an acknowledgement to confirm your application has been submitted. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact our Human Resources Team immediately on 02920 320500 or via HRandPayroll@audit.wales 

Please note, we are not able to sponsor work visas.

Closing Date

  • 30/06/2024
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