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Risk and Compliance Officer - Diocese of Parramatta


Risk and Compliance Officer – Diocese of Parramatta


About the Role

The Risk and Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring that internal audit, compliance and risk management frameworks and processes are effectively implemented within the Diocesan and Agency governance structure.

An effective risk management policy and framework is an essential aspect of the Diocese of Parramatta’s governance and decision making. The purpose of the role is to support the implementation of the risk management framework, specifically supporting the evaluation and quantification of risks and opportunities so to provide the management tools to oversee risk management and minimisation in support of the risk awareness culture and the achievement of the Diocese’s key objectives.

As the Risk and Compliance Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering the Parish Risk Management Implementation Plan including risk identification, assessment, evaluation, treatment, planning, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Supporting various Agencies within the Diocese with risk identification, assessment, evaluation, treatment, planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Delivering and supporting the WHS risk management strategy in conjunction with Human Resources.
  • Periodically reporting any changes to and the process of implementation plans and strategies.
  • Providing expert advice, support and recommendations to the Head of Risk, Compliance and Assurance on a range of complex risk management and compliance matters, in accordance with established policies and procedures, legislative requirements and professional standards.
  • Exercising responsibility for the provision of accurate, professional and timely risk management related services within the Diocese.
  • Supporting and delivering presentations and workshops to employees and management on risk management and compliance activities.
  • Ensuring prompt responses to requests whilst developing professional working relationships.
  • Building relationships with internal and external stakeholders are cooperative, productive and positive.
  • Ensuring the established risk management process is delivered to industry best practice standards.
  • Significantly contributing to the establishment, delivery and maintenance of an efficient and effective risk management and compliance framework and related policies, practices and processes consistent with government legislation, regulations and relevant professional standards.
  • Contributing to the achievement of Diocesan objectives, goals and priorities, through the application of specialist risk related knowledge, expertise and experience.
  • Liaising and consulting with internal and external parties to contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of compliance and risk management services.

This is a full time position.


About You

To be successful in this role you will bring the following qualities and technical experience:

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in internal audit, risk and/or compliance.
  • Demonstrated work experience in undertaking a range of risk and compliance activities, such as risk management, audit, process review and quality management, internal control systems and processes or business continuity management.
  • Understanding and experience in risk management and compliance around Financial Risk, Corporate/Business risks and/or Work Health and Safety risks highly desirable.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously, to think creatively and laterally, to problem solve and to develop strategic plans and responses that takes into account risk assessments, budgetary requirements and organisational needs.
  • Proven ability to be able to gain the respect of and develop positive relationships with a range of people at various levels.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the ethos and values of the Christian faith.
  • Ability to manage and motivate self, work collaboratively in a team environment and across an organisation, contribute to a culture of teamwork and take a shared responsibility for achieving results.
  • Demonstrated customer focus with an emphasis on building relationships with all levels of staff and management, managing conflict effectively, understanding and meeting needs, negotiating positive outcomes and providing a value added service.
  • Proven effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to develop critical and complex reports and documentation and the provision of specialist advice on issues of a complex nature.
  • Knowledge of government legislation, policies and procedures, in particular as it relates to internal compliance activities.
  • Demonstrated time management & organisational skills.
  • Tertiary qualification and/or significant demonstrated experience in Audit, Risk, Business and/or other related discipline.
  • A valid Driver’s Licence.
  • Work Health and Safety management experience highly desirable.
  • Not for Profit industry experience highly desirable.


Join our team

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role and briefly describe your skills, experience and capabilities to undertake this role (maximum 2 pages)
  2. A current resume
  3. Contact details of 2 suitable referees

Please send applications to parracatholicjobs@parracatholic.org. Applications close Monday 20 April 2020.

Only Candidates with the right to work in Australia and who are prepared to undergo appropriate background checks should apply for this position.


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