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Risk & Assurance Officer

South East Water

Location: Frankston

Job Type: Full time


Who are we?

We’re here to help people live well and create a better and more sustainable future. We support healthy and liveable communities by delivering water, sewerage and recycled water services to 1.77 million people who rely on us every day and every night. At South East Water, we innovate with purpose and act with care to deliver healthy water for life. Fresh thinking and collaboration are at the heart of our organisation. We are constantly learning, embracing the challenges of today and excited by the opportunities that tomorrow will bring.

The role

South East Water (SEW) is currently seeking a Risk and Assurance Officer for a short-term 6-month period. Acting as a partner and trusted advisor on risk, compliance and insurance matters, the role will be responsible for:

  • Leading and coordinating South East Water’s internal audit program
  • Performing risk assessments and compliance assurance reviews across the organisation
  • Assisting with the insurance claims process
  • Coordinating business continuity governance activities
  • Providing support to the Acting Risk, Assurance and Quality Manager.

More broadly, these services will underpin SEW's strategic objectives by providing a sound framework around decision making and loss mitigation.

Who are you?

Due to the relatively short nature of the role, candidates must be widely experienced in a risk management, audit, internal control or quality assurance role within a government authority or major utility in order to hit the ground running. They will be deft at identifying and managing risks associated with key deliverables and projects and possess a strong knowledge of insurance processes and business continuity.

With a minimum of five (5) years' experience in similar roles and a results-driven nature in regard to leading and managing programs of work on time and within budget, candidates will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to challenge behaviours in a constructive manner, whilst adding value, improving practices and providing solutions. If this sounds like you and you enjoy making a difference, then this short-term engagement is one you shouldn't miss!

What's in it for you?

  • A commitment to work-life balance with truly flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working and leave purchasing.
  • A range of benefits, including free on-site parking and cultural leave.
  • A great culture working in collaborative teams with strong work ethics.
  • Career focused learning and development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation committed to environmental initiatives.
  • Modern office facilities with panoramic beachfront views.

We're for everyone

We do meaningful work, but how we do it is just as important. We’re here to help people live well, protect the environment, and keep healthy water and resources accessible and affordable for all. We know to make a positive difference we need to support our people to be their very best. Flexibility and innovation are at the heart of how we work. But it’s our people’s collective ambition, authenticity and differences that bring our culture to life.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. Everyone brings a unique voice and a refreshing perspective that keeps us innovating. It makes us better learners, thinkers and collaborators, helping create better outcomes for our customers. Even though we’re all different, we still share a common goal to deliver healthy water for life.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people with disability and from culturally diverse backgrounds. We aim to provide an inclusive and accessible workplace for everyone. If you need any help with the application process or would like to discuss your reasonable adjustments during interviews, or to learn more about the role, please contact:

Keen to make an impact?

Click here to check out the position description. We're accepting applications for this exciting opportunity until Sunday 4 June!

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