University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Compliance Lead



Compliance Lead

Job no: 0056824 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Department: Legal and Risk Salary: UOM 8 - $119,742 - $129,607 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Shape a strong compliance culture across the University by advising stakeholders and promoting ethical and compliant practices.
  • Lead the implementation of a compliance management system, build a network of compliance champions, and contribute to compliance and risk activities in a dynamic environment.
  • Brilliant benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!
  • About the Role Shape a strong compliance culture across the University! Proactively advise stakeholders, navigate legislation, and empower a culture of ethical and compliant practices. Utilise your expertise to collaborate, inform, monitor, and mitigate risk – all in support of the University's success.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing best practices and ensure alignment with key compliance obligations. Conduct regular reviews to identify changes in legislation and engage stakeholders.
  • Building a network of "compliance champions" and collaborate to develop action plans.
  • Providing guidance on compliance requirements to stakeholders whilst developing reports and contributing to compliance and risk activities to support implementation of the compliance management system.
  • Who we are looking for We seek a compliance professional with top communication skills and ability to develop strong working relationships. The ideal candidate thrives in complex environments, fosters collaboration, takes initiative to identify and navigate applicable legislation and deliver exceptional service.

    You will also have:

  • A relevant tertiary degree or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • Significant experience and knowledge of risk, compliance and regulatory frameworks and experience using GRC software.
  • Experience with coordinating projects involving a diverse range of stakeholders and critical deadlines.
  • Experience with interpreting and applying a wide range of legislation and obligations.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires the successful candidate to undergo and maintain an up-to- date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your new team - Legal and Risk Legal and Risk is a vibrant and dynamic business unit. We pride ourselves on our collegiate approach to working across teams, functions, faculties and disciplines, and touch all areas of the University's operations. Our work is interesting, challenging and rewarding, with possibly the most diverse range of clients you'll ever get an opportunity to work with in one organisation. The leadership team are champions of professional development and will support your growth in a way that suits you. We have a strong commitment to our values and behaviours, and we recognise and reward our peers when we see those behaviours being demonstrated. We have an inclusive culture that encourages participation in many regular and ad-hoc social and wellbeing activities.

    What we offer you! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

    The University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ethan Khamly via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the contact details listed on the Position Description.

    Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

    Advertised: 16 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 06 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Compliance Lead


    University of Melbourne




    May 16, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 16, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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