Risk and Compliance Project Officer

Location
Sippy Downs, Australia
Posted
04 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2017
Ref
17013
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Role Statement

SALARY LEVEL: Classification Level 7 (Salary range A$82 499 to A$90 184 gross per annum plus 9.5 percent employer super contributions).

APPOINTMENT: Full-time, fixed-term (approx 12 months)

USC VISION

USC will be a university of international standing, a driver of capacity building in the Sunshine Coast and broader region, and an unsurpassed community asset.

UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC GOALS

The University will be:

  1. A comprehensive university of 20,000 students by 2020;
  2. Positioned in the global tertiary education community as a top-100 university under 50 years of age; and
  3. A primary engine of capacity building in the broader Sunshine Coast region, from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.

OVERVIEW OF THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the oversight, facilitation and strategic development of various planning, financial viability and resource management activities as well as services and facilities to support the University. Functions which come under this portfolio include: financial services, human resources, information technology, asset management, capital and commercial operations, marketing and external engagement, and clinical trials. The Office of the Chief Operating Officer is responsible for overseeing a range of business functions to support the Chief Operating Officer, including: secretary to University Council, strategic and operational planning, risk management, audit, legal and compliance services and University insurance.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE

The Project Officer, Risk and Compliance will support the Manager, Planning and Risk in the further development and implementation of a project to strengthen and enhance the University’s risk management and compliance frameworks. Significant elements of this project will include: the review of risk management procedures, operationalisation of the University’s risk appetite statement, embedding risk management principles within the existing compliance framework, development of risk and compliance reporting enhancements, further implementation of the conflict of interest and fraud control policies, review of the University’s business continuity planning policy and templates and assist departments and faculties to update business continuity plans. Tasks will also include: liaison with key stakeholders throughout the University and the development and maintenance of effective internal communication regarding risk and compliance matters.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant university degree with at least 4 years subsequent experience in compliance and risk related fields, or possess an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education/training.

This position requires advanced research, analysis, communication and policy writing skills. High level analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to use judgment and initiative in diverse situations. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in developing, implementing and monitoring risk and compliance systems within a complex service environment. Good understanding of risk management principles, practices, standards (AS/NZ ISO 31000:2009) and relevant legislation relating to the higher education sector. Experience in the development of business continuity plans would also be an advantage.

Additionally, in accordance with the University’s Staff Code of Conduct – Governing Policy, all staff are expected to display professional behaviour, communicate respectfully, and perform their duties responsibly.

A role statement is not intended to limit the scope of a role but to highlight the key aspects of the role. The requirements of the role may be altered in order to meet the changing operational needs of the University.

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Trish Watson

Manager, Planning and Risk

Office of the Chief Operating Officer

+61 7 5459 4763

pwatson@usc.edu.au

CLOSING DATE

Midnight, Sunday 20 August 2017

TO APPLY

All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

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USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.
USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.