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Senior Internal Auditor

Job Introduction

We are seeking a Senior Internal Auditor to join our team based from our Head Office in London Bridge (hybrid working).

You will provide independent assurance on the adequacy of financial and operational controls and risk mitigations over Southeastern’s business processes.

In conjunction with the Audit & Compliance Manager, you will develop and complete the programme of Internal Audit work for Southeastern and the report on activity to relevant stakeholders, including the Southeastern Audit & Risk Committee.

Additionally, you will support delivery of Southeastern’s compliance obligations against relevant legislative requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for this role you will need to demonstrate the following in your application:


  • Recognised Internal Audit or CCAB qualification.
  • Demonstrable experience within a professional internal audit department,
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to manage interruptions, changing priorities and perform tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Ability to influence and persuade others
  • A team player approach to working
  • Enthusiastic approach to a customer focused organisation and a culture of employee engagement


  • Experience of working in a government organisation or a rail environment.
  • Good working knowledge of legislation relevant to a rail operator.
  • Audit Committee experience
  • Advanced used of O365 Products

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

Just over 4,700 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are committed to being an inclusive employer, creating a workplace where everyone can come to work, feel safe and comfortable and able to do everything to the best of their ability. Read about some of the great Diversity and Inclusion initiatives our Head of Colleague Experience has been leading on here

We recognise the positive value of diversity and it matters to us that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation. We are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK. 

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

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