Risk & Compliance Manager

We are seeking to appoint a Risk & Compliance Manager to join our organisation in Fitzroy North Become part of our passionate team and help shape the growth of our school by applying your excellent skills and experience.

About this position:

Part-time (2 days per week)

About the opportunity:

This is a newly created autonomous role with a significant opportunity to add value to the role and the school. Reporting to the Senior Leadership Team and the Risk Management Sub-Committee, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that DSM meets Child Safety Standards and general and Non-Government Schools Registration Standards. You will be responsible for the day-to-day compliance responsibilities of the School, including:

- Identify and mitigate risks with a particular focus on Child Safety and Well-being.
- Analyse compliance data to ensure best practice and effective decision-making.
- Review and maintain policy registers and policies, and ensure changes are communicated effectively to key stakeholders.
- Manage and propose updates to the risk registers based on risk reviews undertaken.
- Keep up to date on legal and/or regulatory changes that may impact the school.
- Make recommendations where existing frameworks, policies and procedures may require review.
- Facilitate the promotion of a strong culture of risk and compliance awareness and management with a focus on training and mentoring senior staff.
- Risk and Compliance Reporting.
- Close cooperation and communication with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

Your profile:

As a team player with exceptional critical thinking skills and the ability to quickly understand the large, complex, high risk and highly regulated school environment you enjoy being part of a dynamic work environment. You are motivated by the opportunity to play an active role in the development and growth of DSM.

Selection criteria - essential:

- Relevant tertiary qualification including several years of experience, OR equivalent experience within a Risk and Compliance environment within a highly regulated industry.
- Experience in the development, implementation and embedding of strategic risk and compliance systems.
- Proven ability to understand risk management, compliance, legislative and regulatory frameworks and prior experience assessing and assuring compliance against legislative and regulatory requirements.
- Prior experience identifying and responding to risks and applying risk frameworks.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with a range of stakeholders.

Selection criteria - highly desirable:

- Experience in the Education sector.
- Knowledge of, or the ability to develop a good working knowledge of Ministerial Order No. 1359 – Implementing Child Safe Standards.
- Policy writing.
- Facilitation of compliance training.

Our offer:

- Excellent professional development and career progression opportunities.
- Access to extensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
- Attractive benefits such as easy access via public transport and onsite parking, flexible working, a fully equipped staff kitchen, free coffee, and tea.
- A unique opportunity to work in an international environment in Melbourne with a great team, a collaborative leadership style and a consultative approach.

How do I apply?

Please send your complete application including a cover letter, a detailed CV and at least two references to apply@dsm.org.au.

Deutsche Schule Melbourne is committed to promoting a culture of child safety and wellbeing. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School’s Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy and Child Safe Code of Conduct. We encourage all applicants to familiarise themselves with the School’s Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy and Child Safe Code of Conduct available on our website.

DSM is a child safe organisation which welcomes all children, young people and their families. DSM is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children, including those under the care and supervision of the School. The School recognises the importance of, and its responsibility for, ensuring a safe and supportive environment which respects the rights of children and fosters their enrichment and wellbeing.

Our teaching staff are expected to hold current training encompassing Child Protection, National Disability Standards, Asthma, Anaphylaxis and First Aid/CPR. All teaching staff are expected to foster a child safe environment at all times including during excursions, camps, events, online and in daily teaching programs. Our school community supports the empowerment of children and to the cultural safety of students and families stemming from a culturally diverse background including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. DSM is committed to preventing child abuse and all concerns will be treated in accordance with our policies and procedures.