Senior Assurance Analyst

HM Revenue and Customs

Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 11th August 2020


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£37,503 - £41,683


Senior Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

HMRC - CDIO - Finance

Type of role

Risk Management

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts




About the job


HMRC is building a modern, digital tax administration and runs the biggest digital operation in Government, providing digital services for 45 million individuals and 4.9 million business customers. Our digital programme is multi-award winning and the envy of other government organisations.
This is an exciting time to join an organisation that probably doesn’t work how you’d imagine a government organisation would!
This role is in a customer group called CDIO (Chief Digital Information office) and you will sit within the Finance Delivery Group.

Job description

The Risk, Assurance & Governance (RAG) team supports and enables a strong risk and assurance culture within the Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO) delivery group of HMRC. The role supports the delivery of risk, control, assurance and governance services to CDIO, including commitments to HMRC on behalf of the Director General, aligning with National Audit Office (NAO), Internal Audit (IA) and HMRC corporate governance requirements.
The role provides good opportunities to collaborate and establish relationships across CDIO business and HMRC risk, assurance and governance communities.


Key Responsibilities:
Leadership and Management:

• Handle and develop the Risk & Assurance partners
• Apply leadership skills to support the RAG team to maintain an in-depth knowledge of CDIO and Directorate business and use that knowledge to challenge and improve CDIO business risk and assurance management
• Fulfil delegated duties of the Heads of Risk, Assurance & Governance as required

Assurance Management:

• Develop and maintain risk, control and assurance frameworks and ensure alignment with HMRC Corporate risk and assurance management policy and standards.
• Analysis of audit reports and recommendations to identify key risks for input into the annual Governance Statement;
• Develop and maintain assurance reports for performance meetings and CDIO’s Risk and Assurance Board;
• Maintain strong working relationships with the National Audit Office and Internal Audit;
• Support the strengthening of CDIO’s second-line assurance provision; aligning and continuously improving risk, assurance and governance activity;
• Develop and implement a continuous improvement process for Audit Management across CDIO;
• Maintain good working relationships with other fields within the RAG team to drive a holistic view of risk, assurance and governance within CDIO.

Essential Criteria:

• Excellent analysis skills;
• High quality oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence a wide range of partners, including senior leaders across CDIO;
• Ability to collaborate and partner, efficiently reaching desired outcomes;
• Experience of working in a customer focused environment (internal or external);
• Experience or understanding of internal and external audit/assurance processes.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing


• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension

If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department’s Daily Travel Assistance guidance.

Please also find attached 'Your little extras booklet' for further information'.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and statement of suitability. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

Your Statement of suitability needs to link into essential criteria, experience and what you can bring to the role

Sift will be carried out on statement of suitability, CV, Experience, Behaviour and Essential Criteria.

If there is high interest pre-recorded interviews will be carried out , with successful candidates progressing to a live interview via SKYPE.

The pre-recorded interview will cover your experience and CV, whilst the live SKYPE interview will cover the Behaviour, Strengths and your Experience.

Anticipated sift will take place from 12/8/20- 21/8/20
Interviews will commence from 1/9/20

Further Information

Any move to the HMRC will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers you will however have access to the Governments Tax Free Childcare scheme.

Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process.

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

Security Update

If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment.

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

HMRC transformation

In November 2015, HMRC announced the next step in our ten-year modernisation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future, committing to high-quality jobs and the creation of new regional centres serving every region and nation in the UK. We set out our plans to consolidate into 13 large, modern offices, equipped with the digital infrastructure and training facilities needed to build a more highly-skilled workforce. These offices will be located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford. There will also be a small number of specialist sites, where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. In addition, our Welsh language service has people in specialist roles located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff. If you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HMRC’s applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases this will be via a transitional site. If you are not a current civil servant, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. If you are a current HMRC employee and you joined HMRC through an advert that was advertised on or after 11/01/2017, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. This is in line with the terms of your original appointment to HMRC. For more information please contact the vacancy holder.

Terms and Conditions

Some of HMRC Terms and Conditions of employment changed on 1st May 2013, these will apply to people who are new recruits to HMRC or who take a new job in HMRC on promotion. The document attached to this advertisement provides more information on the changes we made, please note this is not a full list of HMRC's terms and conditions. If you need to discuss how these changes might affect you, please contact the vacancy holder. For further information on terms and conditions please visit


New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

If you are currently working for an OGD and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Pay on Transfer from OGD" for further information.

Reasonable adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Eleanor Howells
Email :
Telephone :  07391411047
Recruitment team :
Email :

Further information

Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. You have the right to complain if you feel a department has breached the requirement of the Recruitment Principles. In the first instance, you should raise the matter directly with the department concerned. If you are not satisfied with the response, you may bring your complaint to the Commission. For further information on bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission please visit their web pages:

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