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Job Title : Principal Manager - Risk And Assurance Services


Government, Defence & Emergency
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About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

About the role

The Principal Manager, Risk and Assurance Services is responsible for leading, developing, managing and maintaining operational risk management and assurance processes and standards relating to risk and assurance activities within Corrective Services. The position works collaboratively with the Performance Assurance and Risk Directorate within Professional Standards in managing risks across the division in accordance with the Department's risk management framework.

The position leads the provision of high level advice, guidance and support in relation to risk analysis across Corrective Services and provides input into the review of business processes, their effectiveness and how they align with the Division's operational and strategic business objectives, policies and practices.

About you

You will have the capacity, initiative and drive to -

  • Lead the strategic development, implementation, management and ongoing review of the division's operational risk management, governance and assurance processes and standards in accordance with departmental risk and corporate governance and assurance frameworks.
  • Lead the provision of facilitation and high level advice, guidance and support to key stakeholders in the development of control strategies, structures and accountability mechanisms as they relate to risk management and assurance processes across Corrective Services.
  • Lead the provision of risk analysis, monitoring and reporting designed to proactively inform internal stakeholders of impending risks that requires mitigating actions being agreed and undertaken.
  • Provide input into the review of internal business processes, their effectiveness and gap analysis to ensure alignment with business objectives, policies and practices.
  • Coordinate the implementation of recommendations arising from risk and assurance activities and design and develops repeatable processes to remediate risks, improve compliance and deliver on successful outcomes.
  • Provide input into business continuity planning and the development of business continuity plans across Corrective Services.
  • Coordinate the provision of specialist advice, trend analysis and comprehensive risk and assurance reports to senior executive through the Corrective Services Performance and Risk Committee.

All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the job related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

  1. A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees; and
  2. A statement of no more than two (2) pages addressing all the role specific criteria contained in the Job Description Form.

You do not need to address the job related criteria as this will be assessed at subsequent stages of the selection process.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application click the "Apply for Job" button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Candidate Search

If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Linda Coelho, Assistant Director Operational Governance and Assurance on (08) 9264 6467 for a confidential discussion.