• Working with us

Working with us

We want Audit Wales to be a place where people are proud to work and enjoy what they do - an engaged and inclusive environment in which everyone can excel. See our Staff Survey results here.  

Our goal is to be a well-run, accountable and respected organisation that is a great place to work. 

We also have a set of values and behaviours in our People Strategy that guide how we work together. Our employee lifecycle tells you more on what it is like to work at Audit Wales.

Benefits

In choosing to work for us you will join an organisation which offers significant benefits, open communication, strong leadership and a commitment to employee development.

View our current pay scales [PDF 112KB opens in new window], our Pay Policy [PDF 250KB opens in new window] covers all our employees.

Buying and Selling Annual leave

You can buy or sell up to seven days’ annual leave each year. In addition you can ‘bank’ up to 12 days leave each year to use for a holiday of a lifetime.

Season Ticket Loans

We offer interest-free loans to help you buy your annual travel ticket. Annual tickets offer considerable savings when compared to equivalent daily/weekly tickets. A pre-bought weekly or annual ticket with Transport for Wales can save you as much as 40 per cent.

Cycle Loans

We offer interest-free loans, of up to £1,000, for the purchase of bikes. Not only are we supporting the reduction of our carbon footprint but also supporting your long-term health too.

Life Assurance

Our Group Life Assurance Scheme provides a lump sum of 1x your annual salary payable to your nominated beneficiary should you die while employed by Audit Wales. This free cover saves you money and avoids any need for medical underwriting.

Professional Subscriptions

Our commitment to your professional status is demonstrated by paying your professional subscriptions. The ACA annual subscription is currently £211. (Fee varies depending on membership level.)

Annual Leave

If you’re a full-time member of staff our annual leave entitlement gives you 33 days’ annual leave plus eight days’ public holiday each year.

Flexible Working

We value a work-life balance and consider all requests for flexible working, from part-time working to annualised hours. If flexible working can help you, and can work for the business, we’ll try to accommodate it.

Civil Service Pension

Working for us entitles you to become a member of the Civil Service Pension Scheme, and we contribute by paying in around 20-24.5 per cent of your salary annually.

Health and Wellness Service

As a member of staff, you’ll have access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, this service offers you emotional support, counselling and access to specialist advisors.

Childcare Vouchers

You could be between £590-£930 better off a year, by paying for your childcare through the salary sacrifice scheme.

You can find out more about the benefits of working with us by reading our benefits statement [PDF 600KB Opens in new window].

  • Our GREAT behaviours

    To get further information about our GREAT behaviours, select an item from the following list

We are honest, selfless and approachable, creating a safe and open environment for everyone to be themselves and to care for, support and encourage each other.

We embrace diversity and treat each other fairly, building strong working relationships, speaking our mind thoughtfully and being open to challenge.

We are confident and willing to take risks, displaying a positive can-do attitude, having fun and celebrating success.

We are flexible and innovative, always developing our knowledge and skills and seeking new experiences.

We take responsibility for our actions, deliver on our promises, share knowledge openly, act in the best interests of the Wales Audit Office and enable others to succeed.

  • Our Values

    To get further information about our values, select an item from the following list

As auditors, we don’t just look back: we horizon scan, and our thoughts and actions are future-focused in the context of the well-being of future generations.

As a public audit body, independence sits at the very heart of everything that we do.

We support innovation and well-managed risk taking, both for ourselves and also for those who try it out in our audited bodies.

Integrity underpins all of our interactions with each other, with the public and with the bodies that we audit.

Collaboration is vital for public service delivery in Wales, and in the ways in which we work with each other and with the inspectorates.

We act with fairness at all times in how we treat our colleagues, our audited bodies and the public.

  • Further Benefits

    As well as the above you will also receive the following

Induction

As a new employee you will receive a thorough induction programme which is tailored to meet your individual needs to make sure you gain a clear understanding of what’s expected.

On your first day you will receive a corporate induction and learn about our policies and procedures, clarifying terms and conditions of employment and our expectations. 

You'll complete essential e-learning modules such as health and safety and equality and diversity.

There will also be an introduction to the IT systems that you will be using as part of your job.

The business area you will be working in will provide you with a bespoke induction tailored to meet your individual needs.

Performance appraisals

The Performance Management Appraisal Scheme (PAS) plays a crucial role in our learning and development strategy. The PAS has three 3 parts:

  • performance review
  • support
  • development

Development needs are identified through regular 1-2-1 discussions with your line manager. Where development needs have been identified individuals are able to book onto training courses through an on line self-service portal. All learning and development requests are approved by your line manager.  

Learning and development activities are delivered through a variety of methods including classroom based training, desk training, attendance at conferences and e-learning, webinars and conferences. 

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

We pride ourselves on being a learning organisation and as such all staff are required to complete a CPD log. Staff manage their CPD log via our portal. This log is then used when completing the PAS. You are able to record all your personal learning activities to support your continuous professional development onto your own personal learning log through the on line employee self-service portal.

Personal development plan

You will also have a personal development plan which you will be able to review and monitor through the HR employee self-service portal.

Equality and human rights

We are committed to providing a work environment that values the diversity of all people, and we fully support the rights of people to be treated with dignity and respect. This applies both to our own staff and to those with whom we come into contact during our work.

Our Strategic Equality Plan outlines our continued commitment to equality and our related objectives. Our annual reports on progress made towards delivering our equality objectives are available within the Publications section.

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