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Strategy & Change Audit Manager – Salary Competitive

Strategy & Change Audit Manager – Salary Competitive

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Up to £73K
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00AOR01641
  • Closing Date: 25 May 2022
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

We’re looking for someone who can really make a difference as part of a highly professional and friendly Community. As an Audit Manager within the Strategy & Change Portfolio you’ll lead audits covering the breadth of change activities at Nationwide.  Nationwide has an ambitious strategy with our members at its core; and internal audit is looking for an audit manager to help provide assurance over delivery of these strategic changes.

You’ll be primarily focused on providing real time assurance over the planning, governance and execution of strategic, programme and change activities. As an Audit Manager, you’ll also take responsibility for co-ordinating the delivery team, identifying development needs and coaching individuals to achieve their performance objectives.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys a challenge; commercially minded, energetic and willing to try new approaches, with a collaborative mindset.  Proven technical experience in auditing business and technology change activities providing dynamic feedback in a fast-paced change environment, with experience of agile, will be an advantage. 

It’s an exciting time to join Internal Audit.  We are a 100-strong community with backgrounds in everything from Financial Crime and Compliance to IT and Retail. We use our expertise, critical thinking and experience to complete internal audits across the whole Society.  You will also have the chance to increase your skills, supported by access to an array of training and development opportunities. Most importantly of all, you will work in a team where you are trusted and supported so that you can be your best self and grow during your time in the role.

We are leading the way by embedding agile techniques across our activities to improve the delivery, value and impact of our audit work, driving increased engagement with stakeholders and empowering our staff to perform at their best.

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.

Your success isn’t based on how long you spend at your desk. You’ll have contracted hours, but we’re always happy to support flexible working wherever we can. That might mean working from home or different Nationwide offices or agreeing a working pattern to help you balance work and life. We will always strive to find a way that works for everyone. If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll work collaboratively to deliver high quality and impactful audits across Nationwide’s strategy and change portfolios. 

To support this, you will use strong influencing skills, listening and building trust with your stakeholders, including the business and colleagues from across Internal Audit. 

About you

We’re looking for an experienced audit manager with experience of auditing strategic and change activities.  This would include experience of auditing in a project/programme environment at all stages of the change lifecycle, both real time assurance and standard audits.  This will involve working with stakeholders to provide assurance on delivery risks and controls, including governance activities.  Knowledge of agile working practices would be helpful, especially if gained in a financial services environment.  Full training on our audit approach, including the use of agile auditing techniques will be provided.

As a minimum you’ll:

  • Have experience of auditing strategic and change activities;
  • Be able to collaborate with the Audit Senior Manager to help develop the audit plan covering technology services
  • Have subject matter expertise relevant to the key areas of strategy development, execution and the project and change lifecycle
  • Have strong organisational skills to drive individual audits plans and delivery, ensuring they’re high quality, value-adding and in line with our audit methodology; 
  • Coach your colleagues to build their skills and confidence, providing feedback and helping them to be their best and deliver efficiently to the highest professional standards;
  • Confidently influence others and build professional business relationships, demonstrating your proven collaboration and negotiating skills;
  • Be comfortable with change and identifying continuous improvements to deliver our audit strategy and improve

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are
  • How you’d make a difference to our members in this role

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • Salary Competitive
  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday pro rata

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So, if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application. 



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