Risk & Compliance Officer

Job Title: Risk & Compliance Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southbank, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 200684_1578897681
Contact Name: Ben Neal
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 21, 2020 09:03

Job Description

About the company

Our client is a pre-eminent, independent Australian law firm with over 80 partners and 630 staff across our offices nationally. We are repeatedly recognised as a leading legal service provider in the Chambers Asia Pacific.

Your role
This is a great role for someone to truly make their mark in the Risk and Compliance area. You will provide advice and effectively manage the Risk and Compliance issues for the firm.

Risk Management

  • Oversee risk management across the firm, including assessing the firm's risk status, assessment of existing policies and procedures and identifying and reporting risks.
  • Ensure that the firm has a cost-effective, consistent and integrated approach to risk management across its offices.
  • Recommend and implement where relevant, projects, initiatives and changes to systems, policies and procedures to minimise risk, including a structured system by which progress and achievement can be measured and reported.
  • Oversee the development and continuous improvement of the firm's information security framework.


  • Ensure firm and employee compliance with internal policies and procedures, and the relevant legislative framework.
  • Conduct appropriate audits to ensure adherence to information security standards.
  • Undertake and participate in periodic compliance reviews and reporting.
  • Investigate and report compliance breaches.
  • Maintain documentation of compliance activities.
  • Ensure the firm has adequate systems and processes to maintain compliance with applicable privacy legislation and to ensure total confidentiality in respect of client information.

Our client offers

  • up to 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers
  • flexible work practices and work life balance
  • regular social events and functions so you can relax with your colleagues
  • regular fitness sessions, group sporting events or yoga via our Health and Wellbeing Committee

For more information please contact Ben Neal and quote job #200684