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Risk Adviser, Enterprise Risk Advisory

Job Description

Risk Adviser – Enterprise Risk Advisory

Max Term 12 months (parental leave cover) 

VMIA is the Victorian Government’s insurer and risk adviser, covering the people, places and projects that help Victorians thrive. From iconic cultural institutions, major infrastructure, public schools, and hospitals, to emergency services and not for profits, our clients are diverse but united in their ambition to make a positive impact in our community. We share this ambition.

About VMIA

Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) is the Victorian Government’s insurer and risk adviser, covering the people and projects that help Victorians thrive. We’re an agency in the Department of Treasury and Finance portfolio established under the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority Act, and report to the Assistant Treasurer.

We provide insurance and risk advice to government departments and agencies, with more than 4,600 clients ranging from small community service organisations to public hospitals, schools, and core service providers. We also provide domestic building insurance to builders, giving Victorian homeowners peace of mind for building projects valued over $16,000. 

We help our clients prepare for, prevent, or reduce the impact of harm. When things don’t go to plan, we help clients restore services and recover quickly.

Our unique perspective across Victorian Government clients provides an opportunity for learning and development across the risk and insurance industry as well as the broader public sector, creating deeper connections with our clients, and a shared understanding of best practice in our fields of expertise.

Your role

As a Risk Adviser, your role is to deliver enterprise risk advice to the Victorian Public Sector, so our clients can improve their capability to assess and manage risk. In doing so, they will have a considered view of their enterprise risk maturity, a prioritised plan to address the highest value opportunities, and support from VMIA as they implement changes in their organisation.

Your key focus will be embedded in developing trusted relationships through an empathetic and supportive approach for the delivery of strategic advisory services to clients; supporting our clients to manage their risk.

You work closely with the State-wide and Insurable Risk Advisory teams, to deliver integrated risk and insurance advice to clients that also encompasses risks which are state-significant or require a State-wide approach thus ensuring the best possible client experience, further strengthening the VMIA brand.

You will become part of the Risk Services Division and a talented team of people who are passionate about doing work contributing towards a more confident and resilient Victoria.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide relationship management support to our clients and contribute to account management and client service plan processes.
  • Support the end-to-end delivery of enterprise risk advisory service – including services to support embedding the Victorian Government Risk Management Framework.
  • Provide background research to support engagements.
  • Write reports, desktop reviews, service proposals, reports on workshop outputs and project related work.
  • Facilitate client learning sessions and tailored workshops; support guiding conversations, monitor client feedback, and note taking.
  • Seek opportunities for continuous improvement.

About you

  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role with extensive knowledge across risk management.
  • You hold a tertiary qualification in Business, Health, or relevant discipline. You also hold professional membership with a risk management or relevant organisation. 
  • Previous experience of working in public sector, community or not-for-profit in a risk management or related role &/or in consulting roles related to embedding contemporary enterprise risk management practice (advantageous).
  • Strong track record of managing client relationships including the management of agreed service delivery programs and outcomes.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new systems and processes quickly.
  • Excellent organisation skills and ability to respond with confidence to changing needs and deadlines.
  • Confidence to work with stakeholders of all levels. 
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills; written, verbal and facilitation skills with the ability to influence and negotiate mutually beneficial outcomes to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Quality conscious with attention to detail.
  • Experienced with multitasking and prioritising tasks.

We encourage people from all gender identities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, with disabilities, and from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please let us know of any accessibility needs to be considered during the recruitment process.

Why work with us?

  • We’re known for our incredible culture and sense of community – and an employee value proposition that makes our people proud. 
  • We reward innovation, best practice thinking and collaboration. We’re industry leaders in diversity and inclusion, are passionate about gender equality, and encourage and enable our people to bring their whole selves to work.
  • We were leaders in working flexibly even before COVID-19. Now, we operate in a hybrid environment, with a suite of events and activities to connect us even when we’re apart. We’ll continue to work from where it makes sense to, with flexible arrangements that deliver for our clients and work for our people.
  • We offer programs, subsidies and leave options to support the wellbeing of our people and invest in their development and growth.

How to apply

If we've sparked your interest, introduce yourself by submitting a cover letter addressing your suitability for this role and why a role at VMIA appeals to you along with your CV. 

To note: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 

Should you be successful for the first round of shortlist, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialist will guide you through our process and next steps.

For more information, please see the position description and contact Hanita Singh, Talent Acquisition Partner at, or visit our careers page .

Other relevant information 

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening including a national police check, probity, and misconduct screening. 

Additional Information

VMIA is supportive of hybrid working arrangements.

Mandatory Vaccination Directions

VMIA will comply with any applicable pandemic orders, public health order, directions, or laws regarding the recording and holding of vaccination information about workers who are, or may be, scheduled to work outside their ordinary place of residence

Applications close 5pm Monday 23 May 2022.