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Risk Manager

Selwyn District Council
Rolleston Rolleston, Canterbury Canterbury, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 10, 2024

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Job Role
Risk Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Risk Manager

Rolleston, New Zealand

Reference: 6546653

About the role:

Do you thrive in a dynamic environment, anticipating challenges and crafting solutions? Are you a trusted advisor, adept at influencing stakeholders and building a robust risk culture? If so, this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

In this crucial role, as a member of the Legal & Risk Team, you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding our organisation's success by leading and continually improving our risk management framework across Council.

This role is full time 40 hours per week however for the right candidate we will consider a 32-hour week.

This will include:
  • Identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks that may affect Council's operations, reputation, and financial performance.
  • Leading and managing the ongoing integration of Councils risk framework
  • Introducing an inhouse Education Programme to build risk awareness across the organisation
  • Develop and maintain a map of Council assurance activity and ensure appropriate monitoring and reporting
  • Produce reports and performance indicators for use internally and externally, including reporting to Council.
  • Provide expert advice to the organisation on risk management practices
  • Develop and maintain an extensive network of contacts and partnerships with key stakeholders, service providers and community groups.

About you:

You will be a strategic thinker with proven experience in risk management, ideally within a complex, highly regulated environment.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 31000 or other risk related management framework
  • A tertiary qualification or certification in Risk Management
  • Previous experience in assurance, audit management or risk management at a senior level
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills
  • A team player with excellent leadership and coaching skills, fostering a collaborative risk-aware culture.
  • Strong problem resolution and decision-making skills

What we can offer:
  • Great work-life balance with flexibility
  • Career coaching and development
  • Life insurance
  • Wellbeing and volunteer leave
  • Three days paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Two weeks paid Partners Leave
  • Sick leave from day one
  • Continued KiwiSaver contributions during savings suspension
  • Discounts with local and national businesses

About us:

Selwyn is one of the fastest-growing districts in New Zealand. We have a fantastic quality of life, great communities, and a thriving economy. Our Council works actively with residents to provide the services and facilities that help our communities to thrive and grow.

Our head office is based in Rolleston (only 25km from Christchurch), which offers an enviable family lifestyle, outstanding local facilities and an easy drive to the ski fields, rivers and hills that make up Canterbury's stunning landscape.

Our values are important to us and represent the way we work: · Be a good human · Be brave - Think differently · Better together- Make it happen for Selwyn.

We honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and we are committed to working with our Treaty partner to deliver on our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

If you'd like to play a part in making Selwyn the best place to live, work and play, join us today!

Applications Close: 07 Mar 2024

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