Senior Specialist Risk Management

University of Otago
February 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:$91,224
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Senior Specialist Risk Management-2300115


• Opportunity to lead the implementation and improvement of a University-wide Risk Management Framework. • Open to flexible work arrangements - achieve a true work/life balance. • Opportunity to apply risk management and investigative skills with ongoing access to professional development in internal audit, compliance, and risk management.

The role/Te mahi

The Senior Specialist Risk Management role within the Office of Risk, Assurance, and Compliance is responsible for improving and maintaining the University's Risk Management Framework and engaging with stakeholders at both an operational and strategic level.

The role also involves the co-ordination of special reviews/investigations, with support provided by external specialists if needed. This work will also drive the development of training programs to alert staff to fraud and corruption risks.

This is an interesting and varied role, providing you with access to a wide variety of stakeholders and senior leaders across the wider University.

You will be responsible for facilitating risk management activities across all University operations.

Skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

Ideally you will have previously worked in risk management at a senior level within a large/complex organisation. The role will see you working in collaboration with various University groups and committees, so your strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills will be valuable in ensuring your success in this position.

Other useful skills/experiences include: • The ability to synthesise complex information into a clear and concise risk position appropriate to the University environment. • Prior experience with the development and implementation of risk management programs • Flexible, adaptable and professional approach when dealing with colleagues and stakeholders.

About our team/ Mō te tīma

Our team is the Office of Risk, Assurance, and Compliance and we are responsible for supporting all areas of the University's business, including its academic, research, administrative, project, and commercial activities.

We are a valued and effective member of the University community, tasked with helping our colleagues navigate assurance, compliance services, and providing them with value added risk management consultancy services.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a permanent, full-time position. Candidates seeking both full time and part time work (minimum 0.6 FTE) are encouraged to apply.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

We offer competitive salary, five weeks' annual leave, a 6.75% superannuation scheme, and the ability to achieve real work/life balance. More information regarding employee benefits can be found here: Employee Benefits

Applications from candidates with Māori and Pacific backgrounds or strong competencies in these areas are warmly encouraged.

For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence – please contact Mark Cartwright via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2300115 will close on Tuesday, 21 February 2023.

Additional Information

Contact: Mark Cartwright

Position Details: Job Description

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Employment Status


Salary Level and Range Management Band 2 (Range of Appointments $91,224 to $99,306, Top of Range $107,387)


Risk Assurance and Compliance Office

Job Function

Accountant and Analyst

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