Vacancy Details

  • Great opportunity to join a world-class regulator
  • Partner with senior leaders to manage governance services
  • Relocation and flexible working arrangements available for the right candidate

Position summary

Reporting to the Director People and Governance, the Senior Governance Officer will work with the business to deliver a range of governance services, including enterprise risk management, quality management and project management. The successful candidate will operate and produce high quality outcomes in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities.

Working in a small team, the Senior Governance Officer will be expected to undertake work using critical thinking, sound judgement and analytical skills. They will support senior leaders and executives to manage business risks.

In this role, you can expect to: 

  • Build and promote a risk-aware culture across the APVMA
  • Develop, monitor and review the APVMA's enterprise risk and compliance framework and corporate enterprise risk management system
  • Coordinate agency project management and contribute to implementing a ‘fit for purpose’ project management framework
  • Coordinate implementation of the APVMA's risk management policies
  • Develop, update and maintain risk and issues registers
  • Develop internal audit plans and conduct health and safety system conformance audits 

More information is contained in the position description below.

Our ideal candidate / Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role you will need the following essential criteria:

  1. Experience working in a compliance environment with sound knowledge of governance.
  2. Ability to assist in developing, implementing and monitoring enterprise risk management and/or quality management systems.
  3. Experience applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills in policy development and continuous improvement with the ability to interpret and analyse data, statistics and information.
  4. Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Ability to quickly acquire and apply knowledge of project management principles.
  6. Ability to interpret, convey and apply government legislation,  particularly the Public Service Act (1999) and PGPA Act (2013).