Senior Accountability and Risk Officer
Fair Work Ombudsman
Canberra, Australia
7h ago
  • Ongoing APS Level 6 opportunity
  • Position available in Melbourne or Sydney
  • Develop and oversee whole of organisation risk and reporting frameworks
  • The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is an independent statutory office established by the Fair Work Act 2009. The FWO provides a challenging and supportive work environment with access to training and development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.

    You will have the satisfaction of knowing you work for an agency that aims to achieve fairness in Australian workplaces.

    The FWO is currently seeking exceptional candidates for the role of Senior Accountability and Risk Officer in the Accountability and Risk team.

    The Accountability and Risk team develops and oversees whole of organisation frameworks for risk management, fraud control, business planning, and corporate reporting.

    The team also is responsible for business continuity, delegations, security, monitoring conflicts of interest, and providing secretariat support to committees.

    Typical Duties

    The duties of the Senior Accountability and Risk Officer include :

  • Evaluating the FWO’s governance framework by surveying stakeholders, developing recommendations, and implementing and monitoring any changes.
  • Reviewing and refreshing the FWO’s risk management framework to ensure it remains current and in line with best practice.
  • Working with teams to develop relevant case studies. Organising and participating in workshops to deliver new materials.

  • Co-ordinating conflict of interest declarations. Compiling reports on declared interests for management. Providing advice on managing conflicts of interest and addressing probity.
  • Recording all gifts, benefits and hospitality received in internal and external registers as required. Responding to enquiries regarding the suitability of accepting gifts, benefits and hospitality.
  • Assisting with fraud control measures, including updating of policy and conducting risk assessments. Monitoring the implementation of fraud controls and treatments, and preparing reports for committees and external bodies as required.
  • Supporting the coordination of the business planning processes and the development of the Corporate Plan.
  • Assisting with the provision of secretariat support to committees.
  • Note : Interstate and overnight travel may be required once restrictions lift.

    Selection Criteria

    The successful candidate will possess :

  • High-level relationship management skills, including the ability to work with senior managers and with a network of key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear and concise written advice and solutions.
  • Resilience and ability to perform in a rapidly changing environment and under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently, using self-initiative and drive.
  • Sound judgement, attention to detail, and experience working in confidential environments
  • Experience in risk management or fraud control is desirable but not essential.
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