Careers at yourtown

Governance and Risk Officer

Job no: 492924
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: Milton
Categories: Business Support, Compliance & Risk

About the role

Reporting to the Enterprise Risk and Compliance Manager the Governance and Risk Officer supports yourtown to manage risk and develop and maintain frameworks that are fit-for-purpose, meet internal and external requirements and are aligned with industry best practice.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Setting and supporting the policy framework that outlines how enterprise documents (policies, procedures and guidelines) are developed, approved, implemented and reviewed.
  • Developing, maintaining and overseeing the Quality Management System and coordinating periodic external audits to maintain ISO 9001 certification;
  • Helping to identify and manage risks in projects across all areas of the business.
  • Preparing reporting on risk and compliance matters for senior management and the Board.
  • Assisting with the administration and implementation of the Risk and Compliance Framework, including planning and facilitating workshops for training and awareness;

About you

To be successful in this role you have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a risk management, policy or governance related position;
  • Strong knowledge of policy frameworks and associated governance arrangements;
  • Demonstrated knowledge with Risk Management Frameworks and the ability identify risks and design pragmatic controls;
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to coordinate multiple, competing priorities across different business units at a national level;
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal coupled with strong attention to detail;
  • Strong relationship building skills and the ability to influence positive change when working with diverse stakeholders;
  • A dynamic, results driven attitude and embrace organisational change.

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About yourtown

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. The community with yourtown’s Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Tharshi Thavapalan, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0466 943 401

Closing Date: Thursday 21 October 2021

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check. 

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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