Manager, Risk and Assurance

  • Innovation and improvement.
  • Risk management that adds value.


Ministry of Justice play an important part in keeping our communities safe and ensuring our justice system is fair and credible.  They are seeking a future-focused and innovative Manager Risk and Assurance, to provide an enterprise view of risk management, internal audit and integrity that ensures the organisation is operating effectively, and that risks are understood and appropriately managed.


This role will lead a small team and develop and implement a risk-based assurance plan, perform and/or assign internal audit activities and ensure appropriate controls and organisational compliance.  You’ll advise managers on long-term risk management and influence the organisational design of the Ministry’s risk system.  This is a business facing role as you continue to lift the profile and value-add contribution of the function across the organisation.


We are seeking a proactive leader who is agile in their thinking and confident advising in areas of complexity and ambiguity.  You’ll be an experienced people leader with previous experience in driving change and managing an organisation’s assurance and risk functions. Your success will be built on strong analytical and problem-solving skills, business nous and a track record of embedding robust organisational frameworks. Superior communication skills and the ability to engage with and influence senior executives and governance committees is required. A relevant tertiary qualification is required, along with membership of an appropriate professional body.  An awareness of internal auditing standards and wider risk management advancements within the public sector is desirable.



APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, 13 July 2020




FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Nicola Beale or Tracy Szeto on 04 550 8000

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