First listed on: 05 April 2020

Manager, Enterprise Portfolio Risk and Compliance

About the role

The Manager, Enterprise Portfolio Risk and Compliance is a senior role within the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO) which has the scope and accountability for promoting a strong risk and compliance culture across the Enterprise’s project portfolios, business improvement initiatives and change activities. The role ensures all portfolio, program, project and change risks and issues are identified, recorded and managed using the Risk Management Frameworks. This position is located in our new Geelong Office.

Some key accountabilities:

  • Leading strategic and project based risk and compliance management for all portfolios within the EPMO
  • Provide assurance that each program of work identifies and communicates any introduced or changed risks into the existing Business Risk & Compliance Register
  • Maturing, implementing and delivering a technical and project risk and compliance framework, tightly linked with WorkSafe’s Enterprise-wide Risk Management Framework across all portfolios
  • Critically analysing risks and issues to draw out causes, controls and treatments
  • Providing specialist expert risk and compliance advice which is both pragmatic and commercial to Steering Committees, Program Sponsors and program and project teams, the WorkSafe business and WorkSafe’s senior stakeholders and commercial partners

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You are an experienced Senior Leader with strong technology and operational risk experience. Your communication and organisational skills are highly developed as stakeholder engagement is key within the role.

More specifically you will have:

  • Demonstrated capability in waterfall and agile based programs and a good working knowledge of human centred design, user experience design and lean principles.
  • In-depth understanding of program, project and change risk and compliance.
  • A results-oriented track record.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Extensive stakeholder management and influencing skills


  • Tertiary qualification/ post graduate qualification ideally in Project Management or Strategic Risk Management
  • 5+ years portfolio/ program risk management experience

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance.

WorkSafe employees enjoy: Discounted Gym & Pool Memberships | WELL Rated Building | Group Training & Yoga Classes | Very active Social Club | Pool & Table Tennis | Sparkling Water | Discounted Prescription Eyewear | Career Opportunities and Working for your Community!

What’s next?

Applications close Thursday 16 April 2020.  Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position. You will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Jess Richardson at

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

Our future

WorkSafe 2030 will ensure that WorkSafe Victoria remains at the forefront of workplace health and safety, and meets the community’s high expectations in relation to managing the workers’ compensation scheme at a time of rapid workplace change. WorkSafe 2030’s prevention-led approach will save lives and reduce injuries. It will deliver affordable premiums and lower administration costs for employers, freeing up their time and resources.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.


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