Director, Risk and Compliance

Bathurst/Wagga Wagga, Australia
25 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Lead a newly established team and functional responsibilities
  • Build a culture of collaboration and effective risk management
  • Enjoy a regional lifestyle

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to three (3) years), Full Time
  • Senior remuneration in the range of $156,499 to $195,624 p.a. (inclusive of 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst or Wagga Wagga

The Director, Risk and Compliance is a member of the leadership team of the Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs and is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and reporting on strong and effective compliance, quality, information and risk management frameworks within the University.

This role will be responsible for overseeing and managing the Universitys risk management environment, providing leadership across the University for embedding a risk management culture and managing appropriate systems and processes for effective risk reporting.

The role has strategic responsibility for the implementation and sustainability of an integrated emergency, critical incident and business continuity management framework across the University.

The Directors overall objective is to ensure that Charles Sturt University has robust, efficient compliance and quality management processes that support the achievement of the University Strategy, and meet legislative and regulatory requirements. A critical responsibility will be project management of identified compliance action plans to ensure regulatory compliance, and the integration of appropriate change management programs to facilitate the change required in establishing a culture of compliance, quality and risk management.

To be successful you will have:

  • Post graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience, accreditation in risk management and eligibility for membership of a relevant professional association such as the Risk Management Institute of Australasia.
  • A proven record of fostering a compliance culture and successfully engaging stakeholders to operationalise and effectively evaluate compliance and quality frameworks, including mastery of project management to achieve this.
  • Proven ability to analyse complex issues, including the capability to develop and implement policies, procedures, systems and frameworks aligned with the Universitys legislative and regulatory responsibilities.
  • Expert strategic and operational understanding of risk management and quality assurance practices including leadership of risk identification, mitigation and management initiatives aimed at building a culture of continuous improvement and accountability.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs is responsible for coordinating the governance of the University and is required to provide executive support to senior committees of the University. The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs is also responsible for providing advice to the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and staff of the University in relation to University governance, audit and risk management, investigations/appeals and complaints, legislative compliance, legal requirements, policy management and records management. The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs also assists with other administrative, governance and advisory services relating to the corporate organisation of the University, such as graduations, elections, University rules and delegations.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Cassandra Webeck | University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs | email: | Ph: 02 6338 4207

Closing Date: 11 pm, 23 October 2019

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