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General Manager - Enterprise Risk & Assurance

Apply now Job no: 985554
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Management, Compliance, Audit & Risk

  • Drive best practice risk management in a national for purpose organisation
  • Located in the Sydney CBD in our National Office
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

This is a critical position that will lead Mission Australia’s approach to enterprise risk management and assurance, audit and insurance. You will be an individual who is passionate about our values and driven to ensure high levels of engagement with internal stakeholders and the board. Key to success in the role is adaptability and ability to move between practice and hands-on support.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop and implement risk, audit and insurance strategies, policies and procedures
  • Lead a team to ensure compliance and controls operate optimally
  • Collaborate and build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including staff, leaders, Executives, Directors, and regulators
  • Prepare reports and presentations at both executive and Board Audit and Risk Committee level.

Requirements for Success

  • Extensive experience across risk and assurance practice including risk and incident management, investigations and compliance reviews and/or audits
  • Knowledge and experience of operational risk relevant to human and/or community services organisations
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international standards and current best practice
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in related field
  • Relevant certifications in Risk Management, Internal Audit, Quality Systems and/or Compliance well regarded

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

 Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’. For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via Download File GM Enterprise Risk & Assurance - PD.DOCX. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight, Saturday 19 October 2019. 

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Application close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'