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Risk Advisor


Job Description:

* Full-time, Fixed Term position until January 2023.
* Salary Level HEW 7 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
* Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About You

You have risk management experience and preferably come from a large or complex organisation. You understand how to support in the management and oversight of risks. In addition to this, you have great communication skills and successfully manage stakeholder relationships. Overall, you thrive in your work as you are able to juggle multiple tasks at once and solve problems successfully.

Position Summary

The Risk Advisor, Risk Management position is an important role in the University responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and oversight of frameworks, processes and measures that effectively manage risks across the University. The principal function of this role is to support the design and implementation of risk management frameworks, systems and processes across the RMIT Group. The role also supports the provision of insights and oversight on risk assessment and assurance activities and involves partnering with stakeholders across the organisation to ensure the effective management of risks to RMIT.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

* Experience in undertaking risk management and/or compliance activities in a complex organisation.
* Experience reviewing, designing and implementing governance/risk/control frameworks and processes.
* Experience preparing high quality reports, briefings, processes and correspondence for internal and external stakeholders.
* An analytical and problem-solving mindset to identify and drive creative and pragmatic solutions.
* Effective interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to collaborate and build relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
* High level of initiative and the capacity to manage competing priorities within tight deadlines.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

About Group and Portfolio


The Finance and Governance portfolio partners with other areas of the university in achieving the organisations objectives, by strategically orienting its provision of financial, legal, analytics, risk and assurance and secretarial services to the delivery of the core operations of the university


The Risk, Audit and Compliance (RAC) team undertakes audit and risk management programs of activity as approved by the Audit and Risk Management Committee (ARMC) of Council. These programs are practical in nature and extend across RMIT and its controlled entities.

The principal functions of the team are to provide management and the Council with independent and objective assurance that the financial and operational controls designed to manage the University's risks and achieve the University's objectives are operating in an efficient, effective and ethical manner, and to assist management in improving the University's and its operating entities' business performance.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing Choose an item. for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Eve via email eve.charif@rmit.edu.au .

PD - Risk Advisor, Risk Management

Applications close on January 23rd at 11.00 pm.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Vaccination requirements:
The COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Directions), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT.

As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19.

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


Accounting-Finance: Risk Management-Compliance

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Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Risk Advisor






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