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Retail Internal Auditor

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £31,500
  • Home based
  • Closing 26th September 2022

  • Advertised from 12th September 2022
  • Hours Per Week: 35. Permanent.
  • Plus car + benefits


The opportunity

Are you an Internal Auditor who would like to put their mark on the work of one of the country’s largest charities?

Could you recommend and improve out shops and stores to exceed operation standards?

If so, you could be the Retail Internal Auditor we’re looking for!

You’ll play a crucial role in providing assurance to Senior Management and Trustees that British Heart Foundation (BHF) Retail Outlets are operating as expected.

Identifying potential weaknesses and shortfalls you’ll will be instrumental in making recommendations and highlighting improvements, working with Shop and Area Managers to help individual outlets meet and exceed the required operating standards and will act as a key driver for change and improvement in our retail operations.

Our Retail Internal Audit Team is an intrinsic part of the overall BHF Risk & Assurance Strategy and is seen as a key component of the three lines of defence model. A key feature of the team is to provide proactive support to the Retail Directorate in order to help contribute to the delivery of improvements and efficiencies, whilst retaining a strong degree of independence in its reporting and assurance to the wider BHF Charity.

Working requirements

This is a home based position with extensive travel covering your patch and extensive overnight stays required.

We understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in different ways, from the hours or days they work, to their office or home location or a blend between the two. Please feel free to talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role in helping to deliver our cause.

About you

With an entry level qualification in Internal Auditing or Health & Safety (e.g. CIA, IOSH), you’ll have previous retail management experience and an in-depth knowledge of Shop & Store operations including till operations and financial systems ideally gained in a Charity environment.

You’ll have previous audit experience and/or extensive Charity Retail experience gained in a Shop or Store Manager, Regional Support Manager or Area Manager role, as well as experience of conducting Compliance, Operational, Security and Health & Safety Audits.

With experience of conducting investigations, gathering evidence and writing reports you’ll also have experience of training and supporting staff to deliver improved performance outcomes.

With strong personal integrity, you’ll be able to make clear independent judgments and reports without fear of influence or persuasion, and will have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, able to develop and maintain strong working relationships, both with auditees and Senior Management in the BHF.

A confident self-starter, able to manage their time and own workload with the minimum of supervision, you’ll be able to work as a highly effective team player, able to both collaborate and lead on audits, investigations and projects.

You’ll have a robust, determined, inquisitive nature with a willingness to go the extra mile to resolve issues, and will be able to cope with, and resolve, conflict.

About us

When people affected by heart and circulatory diseases are in need, they turn to us. With our research we give people hope. With our expert advice and training, we give people knowledge and support. And with our campaigning we help build a healthier world for everyone.

We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, celebrate diversity, and make inclusion part of what we do every day.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, Igniting Change, along with our internal EDI group, Kaleidoscope, and a growing number of employee network groups (our Affinity Groups), help us create an environment where all our colleagues and volunteers can succeed.

What can we offer you?

We offer excellent benefits including 30 days annual leave, private medical insurance, dental health cover, pension, and flexible working. We commit to actively developing you and offer learning and development opportunities to support, inspire and help you unlock your full potential.

To find out more about benefits available at the BHF please download our benefits document on our website.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing Date:26 Sep 2022

Interview process

Please note interviews will be held over Microsoft Teams on 12th and 13th October 2022