Job Details
  • Reference398419A_1663048765
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted13 days ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Assistant Director - Risk Analysis and Management on a contract for 6 months with potential extension.

Job overview

Risk Management professionals forecast, identify, assess, and prioritise risks, allowing a coordinated and economical application of resources to minimise, monitor and control the probability or impact of the identified risks.

Risk Analysis and Management professionals may undertake an agency governance and specialist advisory role on risk management practices or may undertake risk management processes for their business area.

The Assistant Director - Risk Analysis and Management may lead a multi-disciplinary team to provide specialist advice, or undertake, best practice risk management in alignment with agency risk management policies and frameworks. A major aspect of the role is providing specialist risk advice on such matters as assessment, control effectiveness, risk appetite and tolerance.

The Assistant Director - Risk Analysis and Management exercises a considerable degree of independence and undertakes a leadership role, with work being performed under the broad direction of senior management. Decision-making is substantially dependent on their high-level judgement and consideration of wider agency implications. The Assistant Director drives innovation, changes in workplace practices and organises work in the context of competing priorities and strategic direction.

Assistant Directors are responsible for creating a productive and healthy workplace culture, mentoring staff and ensuring effective and accurate communication to stakeholders.

Key duties/tasks

Duties may include some or all of the following:

  • develop, maintain or implement risk policies, plans, frameworks and guidelines
  • provide expert advice, support and training in relation to analysis, assessment, management and monitoring of risk, and associated strategies and programs
  • undertake risk management and assessment activities within an allocated context e.g. strategic, operational and/or program/project
  • identify and report on control effectiveness in relation to agency risks
  • establish and monitor key risk indicators and identify, and potentially facilitate, corrective action to mitigate risks
  • use risk and mitigation data from core business systems to enhance insight into business activity
  • develop and implement risk management approach and processes to methodologies, projects or programs
  • make decisions using professional judgement while maintaining an understanding of the agency's environment
  • prepare and review written material including plans, reports, executive briefs and corporate documentation
  • build and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve outcomes, facilitate cooperation, and generate trust and recognition of the team in the wider work environment
  • represent the team at workshops, meetings, committees, seminars and conferences
  • lead and manage the team including performance, attendance, wellbeing, coaching, mentoring, and capability development
  • lead and support the operations of the team including monitoring business performance, setting priorities, and managing resources and workflow
  • lead and manage change across the team, taking responsibility for implementing continuous improvement processes
  • exercise delegations in accordance with legislation and guidelines.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.