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Risk Officer

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
  • Join one of Victoria's leading not for profit
  • Full Time permanent?
  • Competitive Salary, Purpose Driven Opportunity

About us

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria exists to provide support to people across Victoria. For over 165 years we have been in Victoria assisting people through the challenges of poverty and exclusion address suffering, advocating against inequality and promoting human dignity and self-determination.

Overall, the group of companies of St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria has many arms and services. These include soup vans, education programs, home visitation programs and VincentCare Victoria, which provides a range of services and programs for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and disadvantage. They also provide crisis accommodation, drug and alcohol dependency programs, and housing.

Our network of 110 Vinnies Shops across the state also play a key part in funding our many programs and services and providing material assistance to people we help.

The Role

This is an opportunity to join our Governance Risk and Compliance Team, working across our Shared Services as part of St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria group and VincentCare Victoria.

The Risk Officer will be an integral member of the team reporting to the General Manager and supporting them in their role, as well as working with multiple Stockholders across both organisation, providing support and guidance and ensuring risk and compliance requirements are understood and meet.

The role of Risk Officer would be perfect for someone looking to start their career in RiskManagement, or is a recent graduate looking to enter the workforce. You will be highly motivated and, have a willingness to learn. A strong attention to detail and relationship skills will help you succeed. Even if you have never thought of yourself working with Risk Management, this role will enable you to obtain an understanding of all areas of the organisations.

This is an incredible time for us, as we grow and strength our services within our communities, and with growth comes opportunities to develop your career with an amazing organisation that believes in Good Works!

Selection Criteria:


  • A degree in Law, Commerce, Finance or equivalent would be desirable, however experience working in a similar organisation, or a role where you have demonstrated strong analytical skills, with attention to detail, and understanding the importance of process would be welcomed.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Risk and compliance management experience
  • Working knowledge of Australian Risk and Compliance standards
  • Previous working experience in a role, where attention to detail, strong administrative and relational skills.

Skills and Attributes:

  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to work in consultation and collaboration with staff at all levels;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to prepare reports using clear, concise language and data; organise information into a logical sequence and include content appropriate for the purpose and audience;
  • Highly developed work organisation and project management skills with the capacity to manage competing priorities and respond to emerging needs;
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, support and influence organisational change and commitment to achieving a top-down, bottom-up risk awareness culture;
  • Excellent time management and ability to work on numerous tasks with multiple departments simultaneously;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify trends, and ability to critically and analytically solve problems.

Why work for us? We offer:

  • Flexible working & great hours. Work life balance is important to us.
  • Salary Packaging. This is a popular way of providing employees in the community sector with tax benefits over and above their salary. It means the real value of a salary package can be significantly higher than the nominal value.
  • We are committed to professional development to make sure that your career keeps growing while you’re working with us.
  • We make an incredible difference in the lives of more than 300,000 people every year.
  • We believe in families, so we like to provide a family-friendly environment in which to work.
  • We offer a place where you know you are contributing to an organisation committed to helping others. We are passionate about our #GoodWorks and #Socialjustice.
  • We live and breathe our values.

Call to action!

If this opportunity sounds perfect to you and you meet our essential requirements we can’t wait to hear from you. Please send us your updated CV and a cover letter that tells us a little more about you and why you would be perfect for the role. Please visit our website vinnies.org.au for a copy of the Position Description.

The process will include phone screening, an online psychometric assessment and a panel interview.

Please note that prior to any commencement of employment, pre-employment checks must be completed these will include reference checking, a national criminal history and right to work check, and a working with children check.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is proactive in supporting child safety.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

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