Principal Auditor

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade J (36-39) £44,428 - £47,420
  • Location: Magdalen House
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 14/02/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: CR/24/269289

Principal Auditor Positions: Agile Work Environment - Based in Bootle, Sefton - Six-Month Fixed-Term Contract

Join Sefton, a dynamic local authority committed to aspiration and ambition, as we work together with our partners and communities to achieve our Vision 2030. Be part of a confident and connected borough that values its unique blend of vibrant city life, stunning coastline, and renowned green spaces.

As an internationally recognized authority for our commitment to sustainability and natural beauty, Sefton boasts a rich history of partnership working, place leadership, and a dedicated workforce. Our resilience and adaptability set us up for success in tackling future challenges and seizing exciting opportunities.

Role Overview: We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Internal Audit team as a Principal Auditor. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering a diverse range of audit assignments.

Key Candidate Attributes:

Extensive experience in Internal Audit, with a proven track record of managing varied audits

Relevant professional qualification(s)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Innovative thinker capable of providing practical solutions to clients

Self-motivated, driven, and hardworking

High degree of ethical integrity and personal resilience

Our Internal Audit Team offers assurance on risk, governance, and control systems to Sefton Council.


Work Schedule: Full-time, 36 hours per week

Generous leave: 28 days per annum, increasing to 33 days after 5 years of service

Join us in shaping the future of Sefton and contribute to the ongoing success of our thriving borough. Apply today to become our next Principal Auditor.

Equal Opportunities


Sefton Council strives to ensure that our workforce is inclusive and representative of our communities. A diverse workforce is important to us, our staff bring with them a wide range of experiences, views, ideas, and innovations, and we are committed to providing an environment that recognises, respects, and values everybody’s identity, where individual differences are strengths and where everyone can thrive and maximise their potential. We are always open to learning and growing as an organisation, and we welcome new ideas and initiatives that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer; all candidates will receive equal treatment. Our decision to appoint will be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.


Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

If you are currently in care or have previously been in care, we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for care experienced people if you meet the essential requirements for the role.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.

This vacancy is now closed