Careers at BSL

Risk Management Officer

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Work type: Permanent Part-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Compliance and Risk


  • Improve your take-home pay by using salary packaging options – up to $18,500 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)!
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements including a hybrid work arrangement.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted health insurance and free flu shots each year

We’re looking for a professional Risk Management Officer with relevant experience who wants to join our team of 1500 employees and 1000 volunteers to make a difference on a permanent part-time basis, working 30 hours per week based in Fitzroy.


This role will assist the Risk & Resilience Manager with the continuous improvement of BSL’s risk management processes and systems.  The role will ensure effective administration of all risk assessments and processes and the compliance with all risk related policies, processes, procedures and frameworks.  The Risk Management Officer provides support to ensure we maintain and update the central risk registers.  This role will also support in refining current processes, policies and other documentation as needed.

Key responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Risk Manager, provide accurate, reliable and current risk management advice, guidance, support and education to ensure all staff understand, competently use, apply and comply with approved policies, procedures, processes and frameworks
  • Under the guidance of the Risk Manager, work to develop and implement protocols, procedures, processes and education programs to create a culture of risk awareness
  • Participate in audits as required
  • Establish strong working relationships across all levels of BSL
  • Provide regular progress updates to the Risk & Resilience Manager and reports to executive.


We are passionate about the work we do. We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia. We are made up of 1500+ employees and 1000+ volunteers to make a difference in our communities.


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • At least 3-4 years of experience in an Enterprise Risk Management function (i.e. similar position within the context of a second line of defence risk context)
  • Experience in the review, development, and implementation of risk related policies and frameworks within a not-for-profit or commercial environment.
  • Clearly demonstrated experience in taking ownership and responsibility for enterprise risk management functions and showing accountability for your decisions and recommendations.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Relevant experience and/or tertiary qualifications in business, risk management or related discipline
  • Customer service focused
  • Highly-developed administration, computer skills and competency in Microsoft Program and Folio.


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.


If you have any questions about the role or want more clarification, please contact Randolph Head via  for a confidential discussion.

Please review the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close: Friday, 28 June 2024 at 11.55 pm

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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