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Head of Risk & Compliance

Our client is a major Australian Law firm with a strong reputation nationally.  A need has arisen for an experienced Head of Risk & Compliance to lead a team, predominately based in Melbourne.

As a newly created position, you will be involved in implementing & establishing the firm’s risk & compliance framework/strategy whilst you grow and develop a dedicated team underneath you as the function grows. You will be heavily involved in a raft of functions including but not limited to:
  • Providing internal stakeholders across the firm with advice on a range of risk & compliance issues in line with policies & procedures (some of which you will draft & update);
  • Ensuring best practice guidance is adhered to and relevant legislation, standards & guidance is complied with;
  • Implementation of projects & making changes for systematic changes and initiatives;
  • Identifying & grading reportable risks; in addition to
  • Monitoring, controlling & continually reviewing processes & procedures in order to minimise risk to the firm; as well as auditing.
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in a similar role- preferably within a professional services or a financial services organisation.
  • At least 2 years’ of proven leadership & managerial experience the ability to lead and develop a small team.
  • Knowledge of ISO27001 is highly desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail with an analytical mind.
  • Systematic approach with the confidence & ability to build rapport and advise with internal stakeholders.
This is a great opportunity if you are looking for a new challenge and enjoy being strategic.

To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. For a confidential discussion, please contact Camilla Overall on 029 195 2981/0421 171 391.