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Risk And Compliance Manager

Canberra Grammar School - Canberra, ACT

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Business Office | Whole School

The School is seeking to appoint a Risk and Compliance Manager (RCM) who will be responsible for the overall design, implementation, maintenance and review of the School's risk and compliance framework.
CGS is a vibrant and rewarding place to work with staff who are engaging, innovative and are committed to helping our students be ready for the world.
The Position commences as soon as possible.
Applications close, Friday 11 June 2021 at 5.00pm
Canberra Grammar School reserves the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate is found.
About Us

Canberra Grammar School is a leading co-educational independent day and boarding school offering outstanding academic education, co-curricular opportunities and pastoral care to students of all backgrounds and faiths within a community guided by Anglican values.

Our fundamental aspiration is to educate students who are curious, creative, confident and compassionate young citizens of the world.

The School is a vibrant and rewarding workplace with a strong commitment to professional learning and to nurturing excellent conditions in a superb campus environment. It offers highly competitive salary and superannuation, as well as attractive salary packaging arrangements, and a range of staff benefits, including parking, discounted lunches, flu vaccinations, employee assistance programmes, school fee concessions, and generous professional development funding.

About the Role

The Risk and Compliance Manager (RCM) is responsible for the overall design, implementation, maintenance and review of the School’s risk and compliance framework, processes and systems including the leadership of occupational health and safety (OHS) within the School. The position is responsible for creating a positive risk and compliance culture and ensuring the School’s regulatory obligations are met.

The position works in conjunction with the Director of Business and provides specialist advice to the Head of School, School Board, Executive Leadership Team and Human Resources to ensure the School’s risk, OHS and compliance objectives are carried out in accordance with current legislation and sector best practice. The Risk and Compliance Manager will undertake the administrative, practical and hands-on work elements.

Specialist knowledge of best practice workplace health and safety and enterprise risk management (ERM), as well as relevant supporting software programs is essential for success.

  • Please note, for a full description of the above position, please refer to the attachment at the bottom of this advertisement.
About You

Skills / Knowledge Required

Strong background in risk and compliance roles, with significant prior experience in similar positions.
Demonstrated experience in implementing an enterprise risk and compliance management framework for an organisation.
Excellent knowledge of ACT OHS legislation and best practice.
A sound understanding of the education sector, and the risks and hazards associated with school settings.
A sound understanding of child safety standards, legislation and applications within an educational setting.
High level literacy and numeracy skills, including the ability to analyse and interpret complex data and produce reports that are visually appealing, easy to read and understand, and effective in achieving their intended purposes.
Strong attention to detail and ability to think critically.
Excellent organisational, planning and time-management skills.
Advanced MS Office skills, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.
Previous experience using CompliSpace Assurance or similar software is highly favourable.

Key Competencies

Well-developed communication and inter-personal skills which build and maintain effective and positive working relationships with immediate supervisors, colleagues and key stakeholders including officials.
Ability to successfully manage change - able to partner with key stakeholders, ensure buy-in from staff, and manage individual and team reactions as safety or risk-mitigation solutions are implemented.
Ability to speak confidently and engagingly in front of small, medium and large groups.
Ability to disseminate important information/instructions in ways that make it easy to understand and follow.
Risk management mindset.
Proactive, hands-on and collaborative approach to problem solving.
Ability to exercise sensitivity and confidentiality in all dealings.
High level of trust, integrity and work ethic.
Proactive, resilient and able to work productively.
Professional and diplomatic approach to work.

Staff Benefits

CGS is an employer who promotes staff excellence and offers a range of additional benefits, including various professional development opportunities; superannuation of 11.5% (for permanent staff); a range of salary sacrifice benefits; access to the health clinic and annual influenza vaccinations, staff organisations/associations and representation, an employee assistance programme. And staff awards programme; and many other benefits which you can read about by visiting CGS.ACT.EDU.AU/EMPLOYMENT

To find out more about the School please visit CGS.ACT.EDU.AU

Child Protection

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All employees of the School must be eligible to work with children in accordance with ACT Working with Vulnerable People checks.

Canberra, ACT

Education, Childcare & Training


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