Vacancy: Risk & Assurance Officer

Classification: APS 6
Direct Reports: Nil
Reports to: Director – Risk & Assurance

Position Purpose

As the Risk and Assurance Officer, you will provide assistance to the Director, Risk and Assurance, to support planning, executing and reporting on operational, regulatory and compliance related audits/reviews, including the internal audit program of the Agency. You will work in partnership with a number of external and internal stakeholders, including the ANAO, project business sponsors, internal auditors and general managers.

This may include assisting within the branch to identify, capture, monitor and report on current and emerging risks that may materially impact upon the Agency or the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and support the Agency’s audit and assurance activities.


As the Risk and Assurance Officer you will be responsible for a number of tasks, including:

  • coordinating work with the Agency’s appointed Internal Auditors
  • liaising with the Australia National Audit Office (ANAO) for external performance audits
  • providing secretariat support and timely audit reports for operational committees, executive management, and the Audit, Risk and Finance of the Board
  • identifying control gaps and opportunities for improvement
  • administering and maintaining central compliance and risk registers
  • assisting the implementation of the Agency’s Risk Management Framework, specifically relating to the interdependence between strategic, program and project risks
  • analysing and providing input to project risk reports for a number of the Agency’s governance committees.

Skills and Personal Attributes

Contemporary attitude to disability

  • positive contemporary attitudes to people with disability
  • understanding and knowledge of disability and its impact on individuals
  • experience with supporting people with a disability to maximise participation in community.


  • competency, or ability to develop competency, in consistently applying assessment tools to identify support needs
  • competency with IT systems.


  • strong and adaptable communication and interpersonal skills
  • has experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders
  • able to engage in negotiation if dealing with external providers


  • ability to work within and across teams and adapt quickly to a changing environment
  • ability to work closely with participant and their carers.

Service Orientation

  • commitment to achieving positive outcomes for NDIS participants and the Scheme
  • ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy
  • ability to manage confidential and sensitive information
  • ability to synthesise and analyse information and make decisions
  • judgment and decision making within delegated limits in relation to accountability of funds and interactions with individuals and communities.


  • ability to provide a mentor role within the team.
  • The successful applicant will represent the Agency in dealings with the ANAO and appointed internal auditors.
  • The successful applicant will represent the Risk and Assurance team from time to time in dealings with the Agency’s Committees.
  • They will also represent the Risk and Assurance Team in dealings with internal stakeholders, including significant dealings with Agency SES.

Main Relationships


Knowledge of the Australian Government financial, risk and compliance management frameworks.

Knowledge of public sector governance particularly relating to audit requirements.

Written and oral communication skills of a high standard.

Relevant tertiary qualifications and membership of appropriate professional organisations are highly desirable.

General understanding of the disability sector.

Other requirements

Entry Level checks will be required for all successful candidates and dependent on the role the appropriate working with children and/or vulnerable people checks may need to be undertaken as per State Legislation.



Apply through the NDIS website here.