Chief Executive

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £150k plus generous benefits

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  • Expiry date

    03 April 2020

  • Client

    Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

Ref: GSe62827

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) represents the profession of internal auditing, delivering qualifications, training and other  services. It plays a critical policy and influencing role, representing its 10,000 members to regulators, government and the media.

This is an exciting time to join the Institute as it enters the next critical stage in its development, having recently embarked on a significant programme of transformation to restructure the organisation, put in place key efficiency initiatives and embed a culture of customer excellence and high performance. 

The new Chief Executive will work with the President and Council of Directors to formulate and review the Institute’s mission, strategic objectives and business plans, driving continued growth, diversification of its income streams and the expansion of its offering beyond the core professional membership services, as well as servicing the needs of existing members. Maintaining and continuing to promote CIIA’s voice and influence nationally and internationally, with UK government, the profession and with the Global IIA, will be a particular area of focus and our new CEO will ensure that strong operational business plans are in place to support and deliver this.  

An inspiring leader, with outstanding communication skills, you will drive a culture of collaboration and engagement and embody the purpose and values of the CIIA. Whether you are a serving Chief Executive, or this is a career step, you will have a demonstrable track record operating and influencing at executive board level in a complex organisation, together with experience of delivering sustainable business performance, transformational change and continuous improvement. You will be committed to CIIA’s purpose and vision and will play a critical ambassadorial role in promoting its impact and influence, working effectively with our many varied stakeholders.

Politically astute, you will be a visible and motivating leader, exercising diplomacy and sensitivity when required yet willing to challenge the status quo when needed. Your integrity, standing and judgement will inspire confidence in the CIIA and its work, enabling it to hold the respect of a demanding and rapidly changing sector

Closing Date for Applications Friday 3 April 2020 @ 5pm
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 20 and w/c 27 April 2020
Final Panel Intervieww/c 18 May 2020

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement (no more than 3 pages) that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We will not approach your referees without your prior permission.

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