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Senior Risk Adviser, Enterprise Risk Advisory

Victorian Government

Job Description

Senior Risk Adviser, Enterprise Risk Advisory, Risk Services
Ongoing, Full-Time
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
We've an opportunity for a highly experienced and engaged person to contribute to the Enterprise Risk Advisory team as Senior Risk Advisor.
We're looking for someone who will deliver high quality client service and lead a program of continuous improvement activity within the team.
You'll thrive in a dynamic and complex environment, working on concurrent deliverables and with multiple stakeholders.
As a Senior Risk Advisor, reporting into the Head of Enterprise Risk Advisory, you'll also have a key role in planning our future service offerings and supporting the team to deliver a wide variety of services to our clients.
Using your advanced interpersonal and influencing skills, you'll foster stakeholder relationships to deliver on our team's program of work.
You'll also draw on your experience and risk expertise to coach and mentor others.
Your skills centre on client engagement, knowledge of risk management and experience in bringing continuous improvement ideas to life.
How you'll make an impact

* Develop trusted relationships through empathy and deliver strategic advisory services to clients.
* Identify new ways to connect clients to VMIA's wealth of expertise.
* Provide relationship management support to our agency clients and contribute to account management and client service plan processes.
* Provide insights into leading practice enterprise risk management that continuously improves our advice and service for clients, and act as a coach to build contemporary risk management capacity within the team.
* Deliver an end-to-end enterprise risk advisory service – including promoting the use of cyber and risk maturity benchmark tools, embedding the Victorian Government Risk Management Framework, facilitating workshops and other client engagements.
* Provide, and contribute to the development of, a suite of enterprise risk services, tools, and templates to support the ongoing improvement of enterprise risk maturity in our clients.
* Provide tactical support to the Head of Enterprise Risk Advisory through mentoring, support, and guidance to other team members, and representing the Head of Enterprise Risk Advisory in meetings or forums as required.
* Lead the design and delivery of services in partnership with the Service Development team.
* Support the design, implementation, and reporting on a quality assurance process for enterprise risk services.
* Actively monitor client feedback via formal and informal channels, and continually improve services.

Who you work with
As a Senior Risk Advisor, client engagement, facilitation and internal stakeholder relationships are a key aspect of this role.
Key stakeholders are:

* VMIA clients including Departments and agencies


* Risk Services Division, with particular emphasis on the Service Development team, and other areas across VMIA as required

About you

* You have a history of working at a senior level in the development and management of sector, portfolio, and client relationships, including the management of agreed service delivery programs and outcomes.
* You have advanced communication and interpersonal skills, including facilitation skills and writing for multiple audience, proven client relationship management experience and the ability to influence very senior stakeholders and negotiate mutually beneficial outcomes.
* You have a deep risk-management knowledge and ability to recommend effective risk management solutions.
* You have successfully collaborated with professional people across multiple organisational levels and in environments undergoing constant change to achieve objectives.
* You have an appreciation of the complexities and nuances of public sector management, having operated successfully in such an environment before.
* You have strong influencing and coaching skills, and experience collaborating with people (team members, colleagues, and clients) to achieve outcomes.

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.
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, refer to the job description, alternatively, 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.