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Risk and Insurance Business Partner

Adelaide, Australia
$110,581 - $122,420 pa (as at 2 July 2024) plus 17% Super
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Continuing | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 8 | $110,581 - $122,420 pa (as at 2 July 2024) plus 17% Super
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the Role 

Flinders University Governance, Legal and Risk team have an opening for a Risk and Insurance Business Partner - this is an opportunity to participate in our overall risk program within a reasonably small team.

With exposure to the Senior Executive team, the Risk and Insurance Business Partner is accountable for managing the end-to-end process for the annual renewal of the University’s insurance program, along with the general management of the University’s insurance program and Risk Management Framework. This position services each of the business units of the University under broad direction from the Associate Director, Risk and Assurance.

This is achieved by:

  • Acting as the primary point of contact with external parties including the University’s brokers
  • Engaging with internal stakeholders to manage the timely collection of data required for the renewal, in accordance with set deadlines.
  • Critically reviewing with stakeholders the nature and terms of insurance cover including proposed limits and sub-limits of cover, to ensure they fit within the University’s risk appetite.
  • Working in conjunction with other relevant areas of the University to provide insurance related solutions where required (e.g. travel).
  • Evaluation and identification of areas of insurance risk and advising on appropriate insurance cover and related solutions.
  • Maintaining the University’s Risk and insurance intranet pages including the documentation of supporting resources such as standard operating procedures, toolkits, etc. Analysing, managing, and reporting on the implementation and outcomes of the University's Risk Management Framework, audit actions and the Insurance program.
  • Management of the University Risk and Audit Registers including the provision of analysis, advice, and support to stakeholders.

About You 

A dynamic individual, you are highly adept at building effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and have exemplary interpersonal and oral communication skills. Your organisational skills are second to none, as is your ability to independently prepare accurate correspondence and reports, and (where appropriate), make recommendations to senior University managers to a high professional standard.

We would expect the successful candidate to have completed a degree and possess extensive relevant experience; or an equivalent combination or experience and/or education and/or training

A highly developed understanding of, and experience in the insurance industry or insurance related roles is critical to success in this role. 

Please review the Position Description for a more comprehensive list of key responsibilities and capabilities

About Governance, Legal and Risk 

Governance, Legal and Risk provide governance, legal, policy, compliance, insurance and risk management support to the University and its staff. The Governance, Legal and Risk team provides advice on university governance and decision-making processes and plays a pivotal role in ensuring that Flinders have policies in place to protect its people, assets, and activities.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment 

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies. 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information 


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

16 June 2024

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.


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