Operational Risk Specialist
Southern Cross
1d ago

About us

We're a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to transform ourselves and empower Kiwis to live their healthiest lives.

With over 860,000 Kiwis in our care, Southern Cross Health Society is New Zealand's leading health insurer.

We have an unstoppable focus, delivering outstanding experiences and assurances to our members in their time of need. This is an exciting time to be part of our journey and in return for your extraordinary talent, we'll provide a high performing values-based team environment where people are at our heart.

About this opportunity

A great opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of all New Zealanders, working in the risk, security, compliance & governance field for New Zealand's largest private health insurer.

As an Operational Risk Specialist you will partner with the business to drive appropriate risk management practice, develop and deliver operational risk training and coach and challenge Line 1 to ensure that the business increases in risk maturity.

This is a hands-on leadership role working across the entire business and will provide great exposure that will challenge and grow your development. About the role :

  • Ownership of operational risk management guides, training & awareness tools to ensure that risk process and reporting is driving appropriate and considered decision making
  • Development and delivery of training and awareness materials to support users in meeting policy, conduct and risk behavioural requirements
  • Ensuring that business unit risk registers accurately reflect risk, associated controls and appropriately map to organisational strategic objectives
  • Ensuring that a timely review of business unit risk registers takes place
  • Ensuring that business units are performing controls tests as per agreed plans and provides appropriate challenge over their effectiveness
  • Ensuring that appropriate and regular communication with business units is in place to discuss concerns, share insights and provides updates of relevant risk information
  • Responsible for ensuring a healthy risk management processes aligned to Board appetite is maintained, balancing the demands for agility, growth & innovation, with keeping the organisation safe from material or systemic risk
  • Ensuring risks resulting from change activity is appropriately captured, reported and escalated as needed
  • Coaching and supporting Line 1 on how to apply risk management frameworks and assist with the timely resolution of issues or non-compliance
  • Developing and implementing strategies for improving risk management practice
  • About you :

  • 2+ years’ experience in a risk role within financial services, insurance or health
  • Degree qualification in business or finance discipline
  • Proven experience influencing senior leaders and key stakeholders across the business
  • Experience managing and or utilizing web-based Enterprise Risk management systems, data analytics and visual reporting tools
  • Experience in implementing and managing risk policies and operational risk-related training programmes
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in complex and challenging conversations and the ability to provide coaching for capability uplift
  • Experience in or exposure to Board & executive governance processes
  • Risk based professional qualification (desirable)
  • 2+ years proven experience in Agile project management (desirable)
  • Benefits of working with us :

  • High performing values-based culture where people are at its heart (we're Rainbow tick certified)
  • Discounted health, pet and travel insurance
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Flexible work options
  • Health and wellbeing incentives
  • Applications close Tuesday 30 June 2020 .

    We're a safe, welcoming and inclusive workplace. Will you be unstoppable with us?

    If you share our commitment and passion, then apply now!

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