Senior Risk Advisor, Finance and Performance

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/614130B
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: 4/07/2024
Attachments: Homes Victoria Position Description 614130 637315 Senior Risk Advisor VPS5.docx (Word, 322KB)
Job Specification

Homes Victoria Position Description 614130 637315 Senior Risk Advisor VPS5.pdf (PDF, 255KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kerry Lowe

Position Details


Senior Risk Advisor

The Senior Risk Advisor role has been created as part of a dedicated capability to enhance the risk identification, awareness, and management across Homes Victoria as it effectively delivers on the Big Housing Build and other commitments. Given the strategic importance of effective risk management for the delivery of strategic programs and organisational effectiveness, this role will work with the broader Performance, Risk and Program Management team and the other Homes Victoria branches to enhance the organisation's capabilities with fit for purpose approaches to risk management policies and procedures.

You will work with internal stakeholders to provide risk advice and support as part of a cross-organisational lift in risk awareness and capability. Equally, the risk function works closely with DFFH's Chief Risk Officer (and team), connecting Homes Victoria portfolio risks with the whole of department risk management approach.

Are you:

  • An experienced risk professional who has supported large scale infrastructure-related programs covering a diverse set of enterprise- and program-specific risks and issues?
  • Equipped with demonstrated knowledge and experience with the Victorian Government Risk Management Framework and other related enterprise and infrastructure-related government policies?
  • Effective at collaborating to implement risk management policies, procedures and practices that are fit for purpose and demonstrate impact and value to an organisation?
  • Passionate about leading and engaging others to enhance risk awareness and management in a dynamic and ever-changing environment?

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Please note, for this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  
For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (
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