First listed on: 03 September 2021

  • Permanent, Full Time Position
  • Salary circa $117k p.a. + super
  • Preston Location with hybrid model of working, close to train and tram with flexible work opportunities

About Darebin City Council
Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Darebin City Council is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in terms of culture, language, religion, socio-economic background, occupation, and housing needs. The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.

About the Role
Leading and managing the Risk, Insurance, Audit and Business Improvement area, this position is responsible for managing and delivering Council’s risk management program. Leading a team of four, this role will provide strategic leadership across the organisation to strengthen Council’s operations and ensure best practice in areas relating to risk, audit, business continuity and improvement.

  • Provide leadership in the areas of integrity, risk and resilience
  • Identify and analyse business risks and develop risk controls
  • Develop, implement and review business continuity and disaster recovery plans
  • Deliver a business improvement program to support improvements to service quality
  • Oversee Council’s insurance program

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s and experience in public sector governance, business management, quality assurance and/or risk management
  • Capability to effectively lead and manage staff
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practice management of risk, insurance, audit, business continuity and compliance
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Sound financial management and strategic planning skills

Accreditation in ISO 31000 or ISO 22301 would be considered advantageous.

As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.

We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices including working from home options, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

How to Apply
Darebin values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

We’re also happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please submit your application including a resume, and those who wish to address the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description may do so in their cover letter.

Contact Anthea Kypreos, Manager Property and Business Improvement on 8470 8506 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close on Friday 17 September at 10.00pm. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22 September.

The Darebin City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

To work at Darebin City Council, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check and may be required to complete a Functional Health Assessment

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