Head of Audit

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Who we are

VIVO provides facilities management and accommodation maintenance for the UK military and its partners. VIVO embodies both experience and innovation.


What we do

We put our Customers and Families First. They are the driving force behind everything we do. We drive forward improvements for them to ensure the service they receive, whether reactive repairs or a major project, is completed safely and on time. In order to achieve this, we have 4 core values: open, caring, agile and collaborative. These are at the heart of everything we do.


Location - West Midlands

Salary - Competitive 

Benefits - Car Allowance, 20% Bonus, Private Medical



VIVO is a young joint venture between Serco and Equans where we're modernising the lived experiences of our armed forces.  VIVO has grown rapidly over the last 2 years and is now close to £1bn turnover.


This is a key new role required to support this fast paced organisation ensuring that we build a strong foundation on which we can excel.  The Head of Internal Audit will bring expertise in control, risk and control and will assess the adequacy of VIVO's internal control environment.

Reporting directly to the Audit Committee, Internal Audit deliver a risk-based programme of audits across the breadth of the business including contracts, functions, systems and major programmes. The Head of Internal Audit has overall responsibility for designing the internal audit strategy, approach and risk-based audit plan aligned to the business' operational delivery.


Key Accountabilities

  • To provide strategic direction on the provision of assurance across the organisation
  • Provide independent, reliable, and objective assurance on the overall effectiveness of risk management control and governance processes across the organisation.
  • Design and implement strategic direction and goals for internal audit across the organisation, including a risk-based annual audit plan to provide an independent assessment of the quality of internal controls and business processes.
  • Interface with the Audit Committee of the Board and the Executive Committee to provide information about the status and results from the audit plan.
  • Manage the effective and efficient delivery of internal audit plans and goals.
  • Monitor and challenge progress on the implementation of management action plans to ensure they are addressed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Establish strong relationships at an operational level, providing guidance, challenge, and corrective action to the business, without preventing growth or inhibiting commercial performance.
  • Provide a cost-effective internal consultancy service to management in areas where there is an identified problem or high risk due to business change activity.
  • To undertake special projects or investigations at the specific request of executive management.
  • Accountable for the conduct and behaviour of people across the audit function, the Head of Internal Audit will set the tone from the top and ensure senior leaders and the wider team are in line with the expected behaviours.
  • Design and implement an appropriate operating model and team structure.


Essential Skills/ Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level
  • Accountancy qualification - ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • Internal Audit Qualification - CIA

VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Leader. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.



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30/05/2024 01:07:00
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