Internal Auditor X2

Closing date: 20 February 2023 | Salary: £32,876-£36,229 (Grade 5) | Location: Flexible 

Contract type: Permanent

Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours. Compressed Hours or Term Time Working considered - discussions at interview stage welcome

Post numbers: 201926, 202485

As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.

You will be contracted to the nearest NRW office to your home, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.

Job description

To deliver audit and consultancy work as per Internal Audit plan, to time, scope and in accordance with Public Sector Internal Audit Standards. To co-ordinate recommendations follow up tracking. To provide advice on internal controls, risk management and governance to the organisation. To undertake whistleblowing and fraud investigations.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Delivery of risk based internal audit assignment to time, scope and in accordance with Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS). This includes planning and research, drafting Terms of Reverence, carrying out fieldwork, drafting audit reports and agreeing appropriate management actions.
  • Provide advice and guidance to business in relation to internal controls, risk management and governance.
  • Conduct follow up work for audit recommendations.
  • Delivery of whistleblowing and fraud investigations to draft reporting stages as per Internal Audit procedures. To report on investigative findings and make draft initial recommendations.
  • Build positive and effective relationships across the organisation

Qualifications, experience and knowledge

Knowledge and experience of the following: 


  1. Holding, or working towards or willing to complete within first 18 months in role, a professional internal audit qualification.
  2. Holding or working towards a professional qualification in fraud investigations.
  3. Broad knowledge of NRW and its functions.
  4. Knowledge of PSIAS.
  5. Knowledge of fraud and basic investigations.
  6. Good understanding of Risk Management.


  1. Experience of delivering risk based internal audits and consultancy in a large, complex organisation.
  2. Experience of delivering investigations.
  3. Delivery of assignments to time, scope and in accordance with PSIAS.
  4. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to analyse complex information.
  6. Ability to write concise audit reports with clear recommendations.
  7. Ability to retain objectivity and confidentiality.

Welsh language requirements

Essential Level 1 – Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases

Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.


Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Range of technical/specialist knowledge and skills gained through previous experience.
  • Provide professional/technical/specialist advice to others on their subject area.
  • Good communication, literacy, numeracy and IT skills, with ability to organise and manage their own workload.

Evaluation of Information

  • Analysis and interpretations of data and information. Provide guidance and advice to others on technical/specialist matters.
  • Produce documentation from a variety of sources which may require some degree of originality. The content will have some technical or specialist element to it.

Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements

  • Will be guided by expected results but the post holder may be able to decide how best to achieve these, within defined parameters.
  • Guidance provided by others but there will be some degree of judgment or creativity applied based on  technical knowledge and/or specialist skills.
  • Ability to problem solving and make decisions with a range of solutions, requiring some investigation/analysis before coming to a conclusion. There will be a limited range of options with known solutions, which will require a technical/specialist insight to the issue.
  • Adaptable and able to manage workflow. May take responsibility for management of small, less complex projects.


  • Will have moderate effect on the business, according to specialist/technical advice given. Short to medium impact but will depend on the technical/specialist discipline and the extent it impacts on others. The consequences of taking potentially incorrect action/decisions will be moderate to high and likely need to be addressed to avoid longer term impact.

Communication and Relationships with Others

  • Communication across a range of NRW functions and possibly to external contacts and third parties. To provide advice and guidance to individuals who are not familiar with the technical/specialist discipline. This will require an ability to translate and present technical/specialist information in a way that others can understand.
  • Well-developed skills to develop and sustain good working relationships/networks which are likely to be on-going and involve a degree of influencing.

Benefits of working for us

This role will offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Agile and flexible working (role dependent) 
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
  • Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
  • Health and wellbeing benefits and support
  • Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose
  • Competitive financial rewards to enhance your monthly pay

See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.

How to apply

Please send a completed application form to: using the post number as the email reference

Before completing your application, please read our Guidance on completing a job application form

Application closing date: 20 February 2023

Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Jacquie Kedward at

Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.

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