Audit Officer Birmingham
Published: 8th September 2020
Job Type
£19.89 - 26.96 per hour


Role: Audit Officer

Contract Length: 6 Months

Location: Leeds or Southport (remote at present)

IR35: Inside

Rate: £19.89/hr PAYE or £26.96/ umbrella

Security Clearance: Basic Disclosure

Ref: PSR1JP00024200

The Role:

The post holder will work in the Assurance and Risk Management directorate in the Audit Team, providing support to the team leaders and lead auditors, primarily on:

  • Data Protection Officer (DPO) audits: internal audits to assess NHS Digital’s compliance to GDPR and Data Protection legislation and its own internal policies 
  • Data Sharing Audit (DSA) team, external audits of data recipients (e.g. universities, NHS trusts, local authorities, charities and commercial organisations) to ensure they are meeting the terms of our data sharing agreements and that data we share is protected. 

Practical experience of auditing, information governance and information security is required for this role. Experience of remote auditing would be an advantage, though training will be provided if not. Knowledge and experience of working within the health and social care sector is advantage



  • Knowledge and application of formal audit framework, e.g. ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems or Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors standards
  • Knowledge of quality management or other audit or assurance processes, tools and techniques
  • Knowledge and application of information governance, GDPR and Data Protection legislation (in health care setting would be an advantage)
  • Knowledge of records management, risk and issue management, information security or technical controls

Skills and experience


  • Audit experience
  • Knowledge of IG record management
  • GDPR and information security background
  • Data protection legislation knowledge
  • NHS / Healthcare experience (desirable)Qualifications



  • Educated to postgraduate, diploma/degree level or equivalent
  • Auditor qualification, e.g. ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 20000 (Service Management), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Internal Auditor qualification e.g. Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent

To apply for this role please submit your latest CV or contact Aspect Resources on 0121 794 8181

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