Manager Risk and Assurance
Oranga Tamarik
Wellington, NZ
2d ago

Manager Risk and Assurance - Governance & Engagement

Role : Manager Risk and Assurance

Reports to : General Manager Governance, Risk and Assurance

Location : Wellington

Job type : Fixed Term

End date : February 2023

Are you passionate about supporting a culture within Oranga Tamariki that will allow Risk and Assurance to become trusted advisors that supports the organisation in achieving and delivering on its strategic priorities?

If so, this role is for you.

We have an incredible opportunity for an accomplished Risk and Assurance Manager to lead a team at a time of organisational change.

This provides an opportunity for an effective operator to lead this key function to assist the leadership team and managers embed strong risk and assurance practices into their everyday mahi to ensure optimal delivery of our services to Tamariki and Whānau.

You may also be interested the other roles available in our expanding team. These are the Principal Advisor Assurance, Principal Advisor Risk and a Forensic Data Investigator.

About us Mō mātou

Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values :

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey
  • About the role Mō te tūnga :

    The Manager Risk and Assurance is responsible for developing and leading a team of trusted advisors with a balance of skills in risk management, assurance and integrity.

    Key Accountabilities :

  • Embed risk management, assurance frameworks, integrity services, processes, and tools within Oranga Tamariki to ensure there is an effective system of internal control
  • Review, update and amend frameworks and tools to ensure they align with best practice and the operating model and strategy of the organisation
  • Provide technical leadership by maintaining expert knowledge in public sector risk and assurance frameworks and practices
  • Lead the identification, analysis and monitoring of organisation level risks, and co-ordinate reporting on these and emerging risks to the Leadership Team, and the Risk and Assurance Committee
  • Develop and maintain a map of Ministry assurance activity, and ensure appropriate monitoring and reporting on overall assurance activity
  • Develop training for Oranga Tamariki managers and senior leaders on risk and assurance responsibilities
  • What you will bring Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu :

  • Previous experience in assurance, audit management or risk management at a senior level including the effective management of resources and an interest in training and education of risk and assurance staff
  • Demonstrated people management experience in leading high performing teams
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the promotion and education of risk and internal control management practices at all levels of an organisation and the ability to assess risks associated with assurance related assignments
  • Demonstrated experience in advising and supporting people at all levels of large complex organisations
  • Excellent relationship management skills - able to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the Ministry, as well as with key stakeholders
  • Strong leadership skills and motivation skills - able to lead and motivate a team towards the achievement of goals, understands leadership styles and their influence
  • Strong commitment to attaining goals - target driven, generates new ideas, seeks solutions to problems before being asked, takes action that goes beyond solving the immediate problem
  • Strong problem resolution and decision-making skills - able to clearly identify problems, seek alternative solutions, identify risks and benefits, seek input from others and make sound decisions based on these considerations
  • Additional qualities that are desirable for this role :

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, or knowledge gained through relevant experience
  • A member of a relevant professional body is desirable
  • About the team Mo te roopu :

    The Risk and Assurance team provides independent and objective assurance, risk advisory and fraud and integrity services to assist Oranga Tamariki management to deliver on its strategic priorities and meet its accountabilities.

    This is achieved by bringing an innovative approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes while ensuring that integrity is at the centre of everything we do.

    What's in it for you Nou te rourou :

    In return we provide a fascinating and rewarding opportunity with flexible working arrangements and a committed team environment where we thrive to make a meaningful difference.

    We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.

    For a full list of our employee benefits please copy and paste the link below :

    https : / / mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz / working-with-us / employee-benefits /

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