Compliance and Privacy Manager

Macquarie University
February 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$136,636 to $159,864
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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• Salary Package: From $136,636 to $159,864 (HEW Level 10), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading • Appointment Types: Full time, continuing role • Location: Macquarie University, North Ryde


The Compliance and Privacy Manager position within the Office of General Counsel will be responsible for establishing and embedding a compliance framework for the University, managing privacy breaches and complaints, and providing reports to the University Executive and Council on how the University is meeting its compliance obligations.

About You

We are seeking applicants with qualifications in legal and/or compliance management and expertise in managing compliance and privacy frameworks, policy and stakeholder engagement for large and complex organisations. You have strong knowledge, and practical application, of compliance and privacy legislation, regulations, standards and policies with a portfolio of work in helping organisations to meet their statutory obligations, effectively manage complaints and breaches, and develop strategies of risk mitigation.

You also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and influence at all levels, including with executives and senior management.

About Us

We offer an exceptional and flexible working environment in an exciting, engaged University context.

The position is part of a small professional team where your work will be valued and supported. We offer excellent and flexible working conditions.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter that addresses the following selection criteria:

  • Qualification in Law and/or compliance management.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing compliance and privacy with legislative, regulatory, standards and policies obligations for a large organisation within a complex environment.
  • Delivering expert compliance and privacy advice, solutions and support to the overall business with commitment to build awareness and competency throughout the organisation.
  • Reviewing, implementing and maintaining compliance frameworks to ensure organisations meet the legislative and industry standards.
  • Conducting enquiries and leading investigations into privacy breaches, as well as reporting these breaches to regulators.
  • Leading reviews and preparation of reports for executives and senior management, as well as undertaking risk assessments to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Success in engaging and influencing at all levels, including executives, senior management, regulators, and internal stakeholders.
  • This position requires a Criminal History Check.

    Role Specific Enquiries: Carol Kirby, General Counsel via [email protected]

    Applications Close: Sunday, 12 February 2023 at 11:59pm (AEST)

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, [email protected], MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    12/02/2023 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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