Principal Advisor, Risk Management - Wellington City Council

Location: Wellington
Closes: 25 January 2021

  • Are you an experienced risk management professional looking for a new challenge?
  • Champion Council’s best practice risk management
  • Innovative, diverse and challenging role

Wellington City Council’s Risk and Assurance team is looking for a credible and influential leader to join as their Principal Advisor!

Wellington City Council plays a very important part in building a healthy, vibrant, affordable and resilient capital city with a strong sense of identity and ‘place’ for all Wellingtonians. It is such an exciting and crucial time to join the Council as we embark on our Long Term Plan (LTP), support the City as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and take on delivery of our largest capital work projects the city has ever seen.

The Risk and Assurance team provides strategic advice, support and assurance to build trust and confidence in the services Council delivers and the decisions we make. The team is made up of advisors who manage a range of functions across the business – complex LGOIMA requests, escalated complaints, privacy as well as an internal audit work programme and risk management programme that are overseen by our Finance, Audit and Risk Subcommittee.

In this role, you will lead the development of an enterprise risk management framework to strengthen the understanding and application of risk management across a diverse and complex organisation. You will not be able to do this alone, so a key part of the role is to be a real connector who can create a network of champions across Council to lift the risk management maturity. You will be working independently but collaboratively in a small team and report to our executive leaders and politicians confidently to inform good decisions making.

To view the full job advertisement or to apply online, please visit the Wellington City Council website.