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Risk & Compliance Officer

Full-time, continuing position 

Kimberley College, in the bayside area of Brisbane, is an independent, non-denominational P-12 school currently educating over 800 students. Kimberley College has a reputation as a nurturing educational environment for its students.

The College seeks applications from suitably qualified individuals to support the development, implementation and maintenance of the College’s Risk Management framework, in order to ensure compliance with legal, quality and ethical compliance requirements as well as industry best practice with a view to reducing and managing risk across all areas of College operations.

Duties undertaken by the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as the College Fire Safety Advisor.

  • Provide advice and support to College Management in the effective identification and analysis of key business risks and the implementation of appropriate risk mitigation and management strategies.

  • Provide advice relating to risk management strategies that inform and add value to the College.

  • Take responsibility for the central administration and management of the College’s Complispace software.

  • In conjunction with the College Leadership Team, and through the utilisation of the Complispace software: 

    • Manage the identification, analysis and evaluation of compliance risks and develop risk treatment plans based on the analysis. 

    • Manage the development, implementation, documentation and dissemination of relevant policy, procedures, processes, controls and guidelines to promote compliance and reduce risk across the College. 

    • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of systematic monitoring and regular reporting of compliance with the College’s internal and external  obligations.

    • Undertake internal compliance reviews / assessments, with a view to identifying control weaknesses and implementing measures to address those weaknesses. To maintain a current knowledge of legislated compliance pertaining to the College.

  • Oversee coordination and completeness of College Staff Policies and Procedures repositories

  • Liaise with Regulatory Authorities including liaison for compliance related audits and reviews

  • Responsible for the induction of staff – compliance and resources.

  • As required, organise training and education of staff on risk management

  • Provide advice and oversight for College commercial operations including, College Canteen, Catering and Transport Services.

  • Through appropriate assurance process (e.g. calendars / checklists) confirm and record satisfaction of all College reporting obligations, including periodic returns to authorities such as ASIC, ACNC, ATO, DOE, and NSSAB.

  • Attend Board Risk Sub-Committee / College Risk Management Committee meetings and keep records / minutes as required.

  • Provide monthly risk and incident reports to the Chief Financial Officer and ad hoc reports as required.

  • Management of the School’s obligations under Child Protection legislation, including maintaining the Blue Card Register system.



Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience – particularly in compliance areas
including work health and safety and fire.
Some knowledge of organisational structure and functional responsibilities;
Understanding of general governance issues;
Ability to deal with a range of stakeholders;
Demonstrated ability in the use of PC applications including databases, spreadsheets, word
processing and risk management software;
Experience in schools would be beneficial.

Key Selection Criteria:

●   Supportive of the vision, mission, goals and values of Kimberley College

●   Ability to plan, co-ordinate and manage various strategic actions relative to risk management.

●   Demonstrated level of competence in judgement and analytical skills in problem-solving and decision-making within the scope of the position.

●   Sound interpersonal and communication skills, including conflict resolution and negotiation; ability to build positive and co-operative relationships with staff at all levels.

●   Sound organisation and time management skills; well-organized, with the ability to meet deadlines.

●   Appropriate qualifications and/or experience and demonstrated interest in student wellbeing.

The position Role Description is available on the College website: 

Please apply via Seek.  Applications are to be addressed to The Business Manager and are to include your resume and cover letter.  The cover letter will need to reflect the key skills and personal attributes for the position.  Blue Card legislation has changed, effective 31 August 2020, and a ‘No Card, No Start’ policy is now in effect.  This means that paid employees must hold a current ‘P’ Blue Card / Exemption Card before they can commence work.

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