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Compliance and Risk Officer

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne (Abbotsford)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Consulting & Strategy, Social & Support Work

Sector : Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

Due to our expansive growth, a new fulltime, ongoing position has been created for someone to be the organisational lead to advise, establish and promote best practice in governance, risk management and compliance. You will also be responsible for ensuring that Djirra meets its commitment to:

  • integrate effective risk management practices across all levels of strategic and operational planning, processes and performance reporting
  • foster a risk-aware culture where staff members are encouraged to adopt a positive and proactive approach to risk management.

This role will be integral to contributing to a culture of continuous improvement in Djirra’s activities whilst we continue to expand as well as ensuring corporate accountability.

Djirra is committed to Child Safety and as part of Djirra’s screening requirements all staff must have (or are able to obtain) a Working With Childrens Check and a National Police Check. An International Police Check may also be required. You must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of Child Safety.

Applicants who have demonstrated extensive knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community, particularly in relation to the impact of family violence on Aboriginal women will be looked upon favourably.

In addition, but not limited to, the following will be highly regarded:

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing accreditation and quality improvement processes from beginning to end with excellent results.
  • In-depth and practical knowledge of legal and sector legislative requirements
  • Exposure to accreditation frameworks such as Human Services Standards, Community Legal Centres (CLC) National Accreditation Scheme (NAS), Quality Improvement Council (QIC) Health and Community Standards, International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.
  • Sound understanding of continuous quality improvement processes and the use of standards and accreditation to enhance organisational leadership and management systems.
  • Knowledge of contemporary quality and risk principles, best practice and the statutory and regulatory framework in which they operate.
  • High level project management and organisation skills and experience, including the ability to independently plan, prioritise, meet deadlines and drive project and reporting deadlines.
  • Ability to engage employees at all levels to encourage an active involvement in continuous improvement and risk management activities.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and consultation skills including the ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with stakeholders and staff at all levels and use a coaching approach to influence outcomes.


  • Generous Salary Packaging options – including Meals Entertainment (Not For Profit Organisation)
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Refurbished offices
  • Conveniently located near public transport and ample street parking nearby
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

Djirra supports Aboriginal women's journey to safety and wellbeing, and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history as we grow our services.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit their cover letter, resume and provide responses to the questions found at the bottom of the application form. Please refer to for organisational information, position description and how to apply. Further enquires regarding this position can be directed to Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor at


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



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