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Risk And Compliance Manager

The Springfield Anglican College - Springfield, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


The Springfield Anglican College
Position Description:
Risk and Compliance Manager

Last Reviewed: February 2021

Student Protection
Anglican schools support the rights of children and young people and are committed to ensuring the
safety, welfare and wellbeing of students. Anglican schools are therefore committed to responding to
allegations of student harm resulting from the conduct or actions of any person including that of
employees. This commitment includes the provision of a safe and supportive living and learning
environment for all students and requires all employees, volunteers and visitors to model and encourage
behaviour that upholds the dignity and protection of students from harm.

1. Position Details

Position Title: Risk and Compliance Manager

Location: The Springfield Anglican College

Classification: Salary Package to be negotiated

Status: Permanent Full Time

Reports to: This position reports directly to the Principal

Last Reviewed: February 2021

Special Conditions: Some out of hours work required, compensated in the remuneration

2. Essential Qualifications

Qualifications: Relevant Post‐Secondary Qualifications, preferably legally trained

Registrations: Nil

Blue Card: A Queensland Working with Children Blue Card is a mandatory requirement for
this role

Experience: Previous experience in a senior risk and/or compliance role.
Excellent knowledge of risk and compliance within the private education
sector will be highly regarded.

3. Position Purpose
The Risk and Compliance Manager will work strategically on a whole College approach to risk
management and compliance. In particular, the Risk and Compliance Manager will be responsible for
the maintenance and ongoing implementation of the College’s governance, risk, compliance and Work
Health and Safety programs.

4. College Expectations
Business Support and Leadership staff at The Springfield Anglican College will be:
 Supportive of the Aims and Philosophy of the College
 Supportive of the Christian values and ethos of the College
 Focused on the needs of the College’s clients
 Strategic in their leadership and management
 Consultative and collaborative in their approaches to provide opportunities for staff contribution to the

growth of the College as a learning community
 Committed to the holistic education of the students in their care
 Effective role models to staff through appropriate communication and negotiation skills
 Supportive of the effectiveness of the Executive Leadership Team
 Maintainers of the confidentiality of the team
 Facilitators of positive and productive community relationships
 Focused on developing a culture of excellence

5. Domains of Professional Responsibility
The Risk and Compliance Manager is responsible for meeting the following professional
responsibilities. The responsibilities should be read within the context of the Statement of Principles
of Effective Business Support, attached to this Position Description.

Reporting Relationships:
This position reports directly to the Principal and liaises with other members of the Executive

Leadership Team on all matters relating to risk and compliance.
 This position works closely with the Business Manager, the WHS Officer and as an advisor to the

Executive Leadership Team (ELT).
 The Human Resources and Compliance Officer reports to this position

Breadth of Role ‐ Task Force/Committees:
Work Health and Safety Committee (Chair)
 Child and Youth Risk Management Committee (Chair)
 Business Services Leadership Team (BSLT)
College Council Audit and Risk sub‐Committee

Student Protection ‐ Commitment to the Student Protection in Anglican Schools Policy and Procedures
and Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy:

The College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of students enrolled at the school. In accordance
with sections 171 and 172 of the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
(Qld), the College is committed to eliminating and minimising risks to child safety through the Child
and Youth Risk Management Strategy. The Risk and Compliance Manager will demonstrate a
commitment to Child Protection, supporting the rights of children and young people and are
committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and wellbeing of students. The Risk and Compliance
Manager will model and encourage behaviour that upholds the dignity and protection of students
from harm.

Commitment to the College Vision and Goals:

 Demonstrate a commitment to the College aims and philosophy of holistic education and
support the College’s worship and value‐based approaches.

 Embrace change and support College development, with a focus on building positive and
productive relationships with students and their families.

Duty of Care:
The Risk and Compliance Manager contributes to the College's duty of care for both staff and
students by adhering to all requirements relating to the development of an environment which is
free from the risk of Injury, harm and/or disease as required by the Workplace Health and Safety and
Child Protection Acts and relevant College policies and practices.

Strategic Accountabilities
The Principal is pro‐actively kept informed of any material compliance or policy matters requiring

 Advise the Principal on any material changes to the College’s risk profile and make recommendations

in relation to risk and safety.
 Provide informative Board‐level reporting on risk profile and controls.
 Develop a College Council Audit and Risk sub‐ Committee approved risk management plan which

includes prioritised tasks, timelines and allocation of responsibilities.
 Responsibility for the governance reporting of key risk management information to the College

Executive Leadership Team, College Audit and Risk sub‐Committee and Anglican Schools Commission
as required.

 Lead systematic review of the risk management policy and strategy.
 Keep up to date on legal and regulatory changes that may impact College policies and procedures.
 Ensure that Compliance obligations are completed on time.
 Ensure WHS is strongly positioned and evident in the College’s culture.

Core Operational Accountabilities
Review, develop and implement systems, policies and procedures to appropriately manage risk.
 Assess, monitor and report on effectiveness of risk controls.
 Review the College Critical Incident and Emergency Management procedures.
 Responsibility for maintaining the accuracy of the College online risk management and assurance

system (CompliSpace).
 Maintenance of the College Policy Register and Blue Card (Working with Children) Register.
 Responsibility for the College’s Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy (CYRMS).
 Maintenance of the College’s Business Continuity Plan.
 In conjunction with the Business Manager, maintain Funding and Compliance Calendar.
 Set measurable targets to assess WHS performance that are appropriate and practical for a College

 Source and co‐ordinate training for staff as required.
 Maintain/Improve a robust, cohesive and online incident reporting and management process that

enables timely and responsive attention to all WHS safety incidents.
 Maintain/improve a robust, cohesive and automated hazard identification and management process

that enables timely and responsive consideration of all hazards identified by staff.

Support staff to understand, develop and complete risk assessments as required
 Ensure compliant processes are implemented in relation to the management of hazardous substances

and materials.
 Communicate effectively with all teaching staff, support staff, parents and students.

Other duties as may be required from time to time:

All employees recognise and accept that multi‐skilling is an essential component of employment with
The Springfield Anglican College and that they may be required to undertake duties that are outside
their normal position description but within their skills, competency and capability.

6. Selection Criteria/Competencies

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, competencies and experience:

Demonstrated experience within a Human Resources and/or Compliance environment.
 Experience in risk management and compliance functions.
 Experience as a change agent

Qualifications and knowledge

 Relevant formal qualifications, ideally legally qualified
 Substantial relevant experience with a well‐developed understanding of WHS and risk management

procedures, Australian Standards and relevant legislation
 Awareness of the big picture of risk management, coupled with close attention to detail and a

pragmatic approach

General Skills
Excellent technological skills. A strong knowledge of CompliSpace online risk management,

assurance and learning system is highly regarded.
 High level verbal and written communication skills.
 Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, manage competing demands and meet

tight deadlines.
 Highly developed administration skills with exceptional attention to detail.
 Proven ability to handle and maintain workplace confidentiality.
 Ability to exercise initiative and judgement.
 Ability to develop effective working relationships across both internal and external networks.
 Ability to prioritise competing work demands, to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
 Actively seeks opportunities to establish appropriate professional networks and access information

to keep abreast of changes to human resources and compliance.

The Springfield Anglican College

Statement of Principles of Effective Business Support

The College believes that success of the Business Support staff will occur when they are committed to the
provision of quality professional services for staff, students, and families, which adds value to the
College’s operations and programs.

This will be achieved through:

Providing quality client service
 Pastorally caring for students as appropriate
 Supporting teacher’s work
 Working efficiently and harmoniously
 Participating in and supporting teamwork
 Being flexible and open to learn new ways
 Embracing the use of technology

Critical to our success will be an approach that:

Embodies the values and standards of the College
 Adopts a personal approach to client service
 Demonstrates efficiency, accuracy and competency in your work
 Is proactive
 Seeks continuous improvement through opportunities for training and development

The Springfield Anglican College

Statement of Leadership and Management

The College believes that success as leaders and managers requires:

 A positive and proactive approach.
 Social competence, including empathy, interpersonal skills and the capacity to motivate others.
 The ability to delegate, encourage and empower others.
 The ability to use a variety of decision making skills, seeking consensus through collaboration and

 The capacity to build positive and affirming relationships creating trust and harmony.
 The ability to coach, mentor and develop skills in other staff.
 The ability to communicate the vision and to generate ideas and strategies to support its

 An understanding of school culture and the ability to implement strategies that will support and

enhance its development.
 A positive approach to reflective practice and continuing professional growth.
 Personal qualities including integrity, resilience, and good humour.
 The ability to manage stress and live a balanced life.

Effective leadership and management at the College will therefore involve:

 Modelling the College’s Christian values in all areas of College community life.
 Developing and implementing leadership and management approaches that are valued by the

College community.
 Generating ideas and strategies that enhance and support the implementation of the College’s

aims, philosophy, goals and culture.
 Using decision making processes which include consultation and collaboration and consensus

 Developing policies and procedures that support the implementation of the strategic direction

appropriate to each area.
 Reviewing policies and procedures regularly for improvement and to protect the College legally.
 Developing operational plans which support the implementation and regular review of the

achievement of strategies and actions.
 Establishing a culture of reviewing outcomes, using student and staff data, evaluation feedback

and client perceptions, to make informed decisions.
 Managing budgeting and resources to achieve the College’s overall goals for program

 Creating and enabling teams to facilitate participation and develop leadership skills in others.
 Ensuring that the workplace is safe and secure for all staff and students.
 In concert with the Business Manager, reporting annually to the Principal on the achievements of

each area and future plans for development.


The following statement of commitment to the safety and wellbeing of children and the protection
of children from harm, seeks to provide a foundation to reflect, encourage and support a child safe
culture. The Statement is required to be implemented by all persons within The Springfield Anglican
College, The Tiny Tartan Kindergarten and ABCC and Early Years ABCC.

Anglican Schools and Education & Care Services are committed to providing environments where children
and young people receive the highest standard of care, where their rights are supported, and they have
opportunity to thrive and be fruitful. Such environments nurture and safeguard the intelligence, dignity,
safety and wellbeing of each child or young person, by placing them at the centre of thought, values and

As reflected in our Ethos, our vocation is education, driven by a vision of humanity, shaped by the image
of God made visible in Jesus, present in every human being.

Every child: made in the image and likeness of God.

Every child: loveable and loved, unique and unrepeatable.

Outstanding education for the flourishing of people and the good of community.
Our faith is lived. We are hospitable and welcoming communities, who embody compassion, kindness,
fairness, justice and love, and where exceptional pastoral care is practiced.

Working and serving the best interests of children and young people is in everyone’s best interest. This is
achieved through sustaining living and learning environments that are safe, supportive and
stimulating. Specifically, we:

place emphasis on genuine engagement with children and young people;

create conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm to children and young people;
create conditions that increase the likelihood of identifying harm where it exists; and

respond swiftly and appropriately to any concerns, disclosures, allegations or suspicions.
This commitment is sought to be consistently reflected through the decisions and behaviour of all persons
within the School or Service, who are guided by effective governance, policies, tools and processes. This
fosters a child safe culture, where acting in children and young people’s best interests is at the heart of
what we do.

Source: Working with Children in Anglican Education Policy v1.0 (2020)

Steven Morris

Springfield, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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