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Limited demand for governance professionals in the public sector

Demand for corporate governance professionals in the public sector is at a historic low. The retrenchment in government spending has led to downward pressure on budgets across central and local government, the NHS and other government agencies. Difficulties in raising funding have also affected the charitable and not-for-profit sectors.

However, the need for governance work to be carried out remains. This has resulted in an increase in the number of contracts being awarded to consultancies that supply to the public sector, with a consequent flow of vacancies particularly for internal and IT auditors. These roles offer internal auditors excellent career development opportunities due to the quality of the training and professional development the firm’s provide, access to the latest methodologies and rapid promotion paths.

Our Public Sector division works for a wide range of clients, throughout the UK, including local government bodies, central government departments and agencies, education institutions, relevant audit consortiums, consultancies, the NHS and housing. We also recruit for charitable organisations. We are an accredited Government Procurement Service supplier for temporary internal audit and IT security positions for the NHS and other public sector bodies. Click here for more information on the Government Procurement Service framework agreement.

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For more information on our public sector services, please contact:

Permanent Appointments - Daniel Flynn, df@barclaysimpson.com  

Temporary Internal Audit Appointments - Andrew Whyte, aw@barclaysimpson.com

Temporary IT Security Appointments - Anthony Young, ay@barclaysimpson.com

For up to date information on the current internal audit recruitment market, including latest salary information, visit Internal Audit Mid Year Market Report 2012.

Barclay Simpson is committed to equality of opportunity and promotes diversity. All applications for positions advertised on behalf of our clients will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit. To view our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy, please click here.

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