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Audit and Assurance Manager (Specialist Services)

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

You will:

  • Be a strategic lead for delivering a portfolio of highly complex and high visibility audit and assurance specialisms and consultancy reviews.
  • Apply risk management and assurance principles to the planning and delivery of audit and assurance work, at both an operational and strategic client level, advising Directors, senior managers and other client staff on a range of complex issues.
  • Control and manage a large range of highly complex and high visibility audit, assurance and consultancy reviews ensuring that suitable assurances are given.
  • Have a major role in the development and the training of audit and other NHS/non-NHS staff for audit specialisms.
  • Influence strategic and service development opportunities - including undertaking major pieces of research and development to ensure that future client needs and development opportunities are identified and addressed. 

This post is full time (37.5 hours per week) and offers flexible working arrangements – including home working, optional pension scheme and a varied professional role where no two days are ever the same!

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

ASW Assurance is the in house provider of specialist internal audit services to NHS organisations in the South West. We are hosted by local NHS Trusts, including the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Our role is to work closely with these organisations, particularly their senior managers and audit committees, helping them to achieve excellence in governance and control their costs whilst still improving patient care. Our staff have the opportunity of working with major hospitals, mental health trusts, ICBs and other health providers. 

We seek an exceptional qualified and experienced individual to join our Audit and Assurance team on a one year fixed term basis working as part of a well-regarded consortium that provides a not-for-profit alternative to the private sector.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week. Flexible - Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Truro or Bristol (with Potential for Hybrid and Home Working)

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Vikki Popple, Business Support and Corporate Governance Manager, at Alternatively, contact Phil Rogers, Assistant Director of Audit and Assurance Services at

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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