Senior Risk Advisor

Date: 22-Jan-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Our Risk and Assurance team have an exciting opportunity for an experienced risk practitioner to join team as a Senior Risk Advisor. This is an exciting role where you will be a key contributor in helping to create a culture of professional risk management within Council.


You will have the opportunity to lead the delivery of risk management activities throughout the organisation, working across a number of business units and key groups including senior managers and other important stakeholders. Additionally, you will be responsible for leading risk management in some key projects and programmes including facilitating workshops for the identification, assessment and reporting of key risks and controls.


You will liaise with risk partners across the Auckland Council group and facilitate the identification and management of group level risks. You will provide regular reports to relevant stakeholders including the Audit and Risk Committee and Executive lead team members. You will have the opportunity to influence across the organisation to drive high performance and best practice in risk management.



For a copy of the position description please click here



He kōrero mōu: About you


You are knowledgeable in risk management at an intermediate/senior level and at least 3 years experience working in a large organisation. You can explain Risk management in 30 seconds or less and, if asked, give a 5-minute presentation on the topic as well. Degree qualified and almost certainly an affiliated member of a Risk organisation, you have proven experience in a large organisation working with stakeholders at all levels and are adept at putting customers at ease with your knowledge of risk management.


Alongside sound knowledge of risk management methods, processes and procedures and experience in evaluation, problem solving, planning and policy development, you will also be familiar with AS/NZ ISO 31000.


You are confident to have courageous/ brave conversations with senior leaders to challenge and support evolving risk management practices.


You thrive on working with ambiguity, learning, prioritising, and adapting to the changing risk landscape.


You would also be able to independently lead, influence and support strategic change projects working with Council group whanau to serve Auckland in the best possible manner.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are committed to environmental action and green growth to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most liveable city.


In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!


For more information on our employee benefits package please click here


Applications close Monday, 6th February 2023 

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.