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Principal IT Auditor

Salford City Council

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Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5AW

Principal IT Auditor

Salary: Up to £41,675
Working Hours: Up to 36 hours per week (part time or term time welcome)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 22nd May, 12 noon

About us
Salford Internal Audit Services based within Salford City Council, provide a high quality IT Audit service for councils across Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Wales and Yorkshire; other clients include the Police, Transport Executive and the Housing Sector.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of Principal IT Auditors to join our well-established and expanding team. We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced individuals with strong technical, analytical, negotiating and influencing skills to provide a professional service to our clients. Travel will be predominantly across the North West. Candidates can enjoy the flexibility of managing their own workload, be predominantly home based and/or work out of specific locations across the North, depending on where they live. Workload will, where possible, be allocated within close proximity to home aimed at reduced travel time to maximise work-life balance.

There has been a real shift in traditional office based working, work is no longer just somewhere we go, it’s about what we do, what we achieve and the outcomes we deliver. Salford council have developed a My Work programme to empower staff to work smarter, whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We will provide you with all the necessary equipment for agile working, and where possible we will try and accommodate your needs in terms of choosing your hours, whether you want to work full time, part time, condensed hours or term time.

Our IT audits vary across clients and we are ideally seeking candidates with knowledge in infrastructure IT audits; application audits; information security; cyber security; PCI DSS Compliance, and/or project audit work.

Expected Profile
• Practical audit experience in risk and control based auditing desirable. Although IT professionals with a strong information security background considering a move into IT audit will be considered.
• CISA/CISM/QICA or equivalent desirable
• A good understanding of relevant standards for Information Security and IT Service Management (e.g.ISO27001 and ITIL)
• Knowledge of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
• Confident communicator, able to converse with technical and non-technical personnel
• Analytical, problem solver and able to recommend practical solutions
• An effective team member and able to work on your own initiative for end to end assignments
• Client relationship management experience
• Excellent time management skills

What we can provide
• Fantastic career opportunity within IT auditing
• Flexible working arrangements to promote a better work life balance
• Career graded salary, based on qualifications, skills and experience
• Casual Car Allowance
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Good staff benefits, such as green lease car scheme, cycle 2 work and various salary sacrifice schemes

If you work like an informal chat about the service we provide and the areas covered, please email Gary Marland, IT Audit Manager gary.marland@salford.gov.uk with your telephone number and preferred time period and he will be in touch.

Please submit a CV with your application.

Role Profile.docx
Working for Salford.pdf

Learn, grow and develop as a leader
At Salford we’re committed to supporting our leaders to grow and from day one we’ll support you to succeed as a Salford leader through ongoing learning and development. This will include some core #LeadingSalford development and an immediate opportunity to gain a relevant leadership qualification. You can find out more here https://greater.jobs/sss/salford-city-council/leadingsalford/.

About your benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment and have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.

Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work https://greater.jobs/content/9189/diversity-and-inclusion.

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at https://www.salford.gov.uk/gdpr.

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