Manchester city centre
Fixed term contract until the end of 2019
Over the next five years we’re going to grow the Co-op and help make the communities we serve great places to live. We’re planning to invest in the businesses we have now, and explore new opportunities to make a difference. As part of that we’re now looking for an ambitious individual to join us for 2019 help drive more improvements to the way we do business.
You’ll join our high performing and continually developing Internal Audit team. You’ll be contributing to making sure the Co-op has effective risk management in place. Where there are risks, you’ll give assurance that they’re being managed well. Where there are weaknesses, you’ll support business colleagues to put in the right controls to make things better. You’ll be building relationships with colleagues at all levels, giving you fantastic exposure and a real opportunity to build a Co-op career.
What you’ll do:
•own a portfolio of projects, which could be across all areas of the Co-op
•develop a deep understanding of what colleagues do, the processes they operate and the culture they work in
•link in with different teams and processes, identifying any potential gaps or areas of risk in the Co-op achieving its objectives.
•challenge and influence to make sure colleagues put the right actions in place to fix any issues
•create insightful reports, making sure they’re clear and concise so that senior leadership can focus on what matters most
•get involved in other ad-hoc assurance work
•help us continuously improve – we’re on a journey to be more agile in our delivery and innovative in our reporting in 2019.
This role would suit people who have:
•project management experience and the ability to juggle multiple things at once
•great written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present information clearly and confidently
•the ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels of the business
•strong influencing skills, and an ability to challenge in the right way
•a finance or internal audit qualification
As a Co-op colleague you’ll do work that matters in an organisation where principles are just as important as profits. You’ll also get a package that includes:
•a competitive salary
•28 days holiday
•an annual incentive scheme
•discounts on Co-op products and services
•a pension with up to 10% employer contributions
Building an inclusive workplace
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to create an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies.
Once you’ve completed your application we’ll email you inviting you to take part in an online assessment. You’ll need to complete the assessment within 3 days of applying – it should only take around 12 minutes. The assessment is designed to help us (and you) understand how closely your personal values and motivations match our own. Once you’ve completed the assessment you’ll receive a report outlining your results, and we’ll get in touch to let you know the outcome no later than 3 working days following the closing date for this role.