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General Manager Risk, Assurance & Compliance

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Join a growing NFP organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Hybrid work from home & our modern offices in LaTrobe St Melbourne opposite the beautiful Flagstaff Gardens (interstate candidates may be considered)
  • Competitive remuneration + super, salary packaging (up to $18,000 tax free/year) & gifted leave

As an integral member of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Leadership team and a critical Enterprise role, this role is accountable for leading GSANZ Risk and Assurance priorities. The role will work closely with the Executive Leadership Team to define an enterprise-wide risk assessment and reporting approach, support the facilitation of risk appetite discussions with the Board, and prioritise risk actions and Assurance activities.

Key Areas of accountability include:

  • Enterprise Risk Framework Establishment and Oversight
  • Risk Management Monitoring, Controls, Reporting and Testing
  • Assurance, Audit & Compliance
  • Financial Product Compliance Oversight
  • Board Risk Reporting, via COO & CEO & ELT

You will drive impact by:

  • Facilitating discussions with the Executive Leadership Team and the Board to determine organisational risk appetite
  • Developing strong and effective relationships with multiple stakeholders and business units to foster a team-based approach and risk-aware culture
  • Strengthening and evolving risk oversight, mitigation, reporting and compliance practices through and uplift In risk management tools, practices, policies and capability
  • Leading priority activities required for effective governance of organisational entities and maintain oversight of audit programs of work
  • Work with subject matter experts across the organisation to Identify, assess, control and monitor risk, obligations and controls
  • Partnering with other business units In the development and roll out of Risk Management and Incident Reporting systems, simplify organisational policy and procedure framework, and develop a risk reporting
  • Providing advisory support to the organisation In managing risk and meeting compliance obligations of strategic program and regulatory change projects as well as financial product management

This is a full time, permanent position, however, please talk to us about how we can make this role flexible for you including (but not limited to) flexible hours and location.

About you

We are looking for someone with exceptional interpersonal skills crucial for building relationships and managing stakeholders across all levels of the organisation. You will also have executive level experience in a risk/audit role in community services, government and/or private sector coupled with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

This role requires:

  • Tertiary qualification in Business, Management or related discipline
  • Substantial experience in leading or significantly shaping strategy development and associated initiatives
  • Significant executive level experience in risk/audit role in Community Services, Government and/or private sector
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster collaborative relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven track record in understanding and managing regulatory change in a commercial and practical way.
  • Experience in report writing for an executive or committee level audience.
  • Evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption.

We welcome discussion with anyone interested in the position as outlined. If you meet some, but not all the requirements, you should still speak to us.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (and international police check if resided overseas for 12 months or longer in the past 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

To find out more about the role and to review the position description please explore our website: www.goodshep.org.au

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