Careers in Internal Audit, Risk and Insurance Service

We are currently seeking talented, ambitious and dedicated individuals for a number of upcoming opportunities across our Internal Audit, Risk and Insurance Services teams.

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Cornwall Council has a revenue budget of over £1bn with 123 local councillors representing the 550,000 residents of Cornwall, and delivers services to every community across the county.

The Council has a workforce of around 5,500 and is the biggest employer in Cornwall.

Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) has a distinct cultural identity that reflects its unique history, and is recognised as one of the Celtic nations. In 2014, Cornish people were granted minority status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, giving Cornish people recognition as a distinct ethnic group.

Please see a copy of our Internal Audit Charter from April 2017.

We are a team of qualified and experienced professionals dedicated to providing a wide range of audit, investigatory, risk management and insurance services to Cornwall Council, its group of companies and a variety of external clients. Services include:

  • Business Audit
  • IT Audit and Data Analytics
  • Advisory and Consultancy
  • Programme and project assurance
  • Grant Compliance
  • Corporate Anti-Fraud and Investigations
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance administration
  • Insurance claims management
  • Insurance incident and claims investigations

The Service is currently undergoing significant change to enhance its arrangements for the provision of independent assurance over the effectiveness of the Council’s arrangements for managing risk, governance and internal control. Our ambition is to increase our ability to deliver deeper insights and value beyond assurance, supported by the increased use of analytics to enhance our position as a trusted advisor and intelligent business partner. Whilst we are faced with some challenges like everyone else, we are excited about the opportunities to be more agile and innovative, providing an efficient, cost effective and value adding service.

We are now looking at appointing experienced and qualified individuals to help drive this ambitious Service to be at the heart of the Council’s assurance arrangements. With the first rural devolution deal and a complex service delivery structure that includes group companies and huge change programmes these roles provide ideal opportunities for self-motivated individuals who are looking for new challenges and gaining experience of working in a diversified public sector organisation.

It’s an exciting time to be in Cornwall. We have the second fastest growing tech sector in the country, where broadband speeds are faster than central London and where entrepreneurial start-ups are developing at a faster rate than almost anywhere else. Our lifestyle offers artisan foods and great local produce, art, culture and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country from rugged moors to beautiful beaches and attractive villages.

We have the mildest climate in the United Kingdom, and are proud of world class attractions such as the Eden Project, the Minack Theatre, Tintagel and renowned festivals such as Boardmasters, the Eden Sessions and Tunes in the Dunes. 

A strong transport network puts you in easy reach of key destinations in the UK and beyond by road, rail, air and sea. Cornwall Airport Newquay – which is owned by Cornwall Council - is the fastest growing regional airport in the UK, connecting more than 400,000 people a year to UK and international destinations.

Our children and family services are rated in the top 25% of children’s services in the country from Ofsted. Six universities and colleges offer higher education at 13 campuses around Cornwall.

We’re also a safe and friendly place - crime rates in Cornwall are among the lowest in the UK.

For further information, please email careers@cornwall.gov.uk or call 01872 323800.