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Organisation : Wentworth Community Housing via People for Purpose

Location : Sydney (Penrith)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 31 Mar, 2019

About the role

  • Contribute to a culture of compliance, quality and performance
  • Manage a compliance and risk framework
  • Use your service skills to make change and improve the lives of others

Wentworth Community Housing (WCH) is a registered Tier 1 not-for-profit housing company, committed to providing secure, appropriate affordable and social rental housing across Western Sydney to families and individuals on low to moderate incomes.  Established in 1996, WCH has a wide reach extending from the Nepean, Penrith and Hawkesbury regions, as well as to the Blue Mountains, Windsor and the Hills district. It is also the only Western Sydney Community Housing Provider whose services reach across the full spectrum of housing need.

As an organisation, WCH manages over 2,000 properties, providing a broad range of services and products including private rental assistance, information and referral services, as well as co-ordinating with partner agencies to help build more resilient, self-sustaining communities. It is also a lead agency in the Specialist Homelessness Service and provides a range of programs that aim to prevent homelessness and provide crisis and transitional housing for people at risk of experiencing homelessness.

WCH is underpinned by a skilled and experienced workforce, sound business processes and a deep network of supportive local partnerships that allows them to develop community programs that address the needs of tenants.

WCH is looking to appoint a Compliance and Risk Manager. This position is integral to the organisation, and is responsible for developing compliance, risk management, internal audit, reporting and assurance functions.  The Compliance and Risk Manager is responsible for ensuring WCH’s business policy, regulatory and legislative compliance obligations and reporting and analysis requirements are met to enable business performance.  While this position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the role also provides advice and support directly to the CEO and works closely with WCH’s Leadership Group.

To be successful in the role, you will have a strong service and results-focussed orientation; be able to work collaboratively; capable of shaping service design and improvements; be a clear and confident communicator with well-honed relationship management and influencing skills, able to successfully liaise with a complex range of stakeholders at all levels, including government and partners.    You will be capable of planning, managing and implementing organisation-wide quality, risk management and compliance systems and developing organisational policies and procedures, ideally within a not for profit organisation. You will also be committed to upholding the organisation’s values of Respect, Integrity and Compassion.

This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team, driving WCH forward as a trusted source offering support to people seeking low cost, affordable or crisis housing.  You will be tertiary qualified in a relevant discipline and have a genuine commitment to social justice and inclusion coupled with social and affordable housing.    WCH has Public Benevolent Institution status.

This role is full-time and located in Penrith, Sydney and may involve after-hours work and travel.  Drivers licence essential.

If you are interested in learning more about this role, please download a copy of the position description.   If you have specific questions about this opportunity, please email

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Wentworth Community Housing via People for Purpose

Wentworth Community Housing Limited is a not-for-profit housing company that provides affordable, rental housing and other assistance to eligible people who are on low to moderate incomes.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Compliance and Risk Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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