First listed on: 22 November 2023

Risk Coordinator


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington.

Here at the City of Stonnington we aspire to be a leading local government authority and to do this we need the very best people who share our belief in community and who want to make a difference. We value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. We provide an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to thrive and be authentic. There is a variety of benefits available for our people have a look at “Why Stonnington”.

If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

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Job Description

Reporting directly to the Manager Safety & Risk, this position will play a key role in the implementation and maintenance of the risk framework, Council’s insurance program and public liability management for the organisation. Bringing a strategic focus, the Risk Coordinator will lead the Risk team with a focus on enabling the team to drive an empowering approach across Council and shift the team's positioning to being seen as a transformational, business partnering and support function that adds maximum value through the provision of expert advice and guidance.

Working closely with the Manager Safety & Risk, this role will support the Executive Leadership Team through pro-active engagement on risk issues that require their awareness or attention. Finally, this role will oversee the provision of specialist advice and support to stakeholders to facilitate operational compliance and ensuring strategies have considered the organisation's risk appetite and considerations.

With a genuine interest and demonstrated leadership and experience in risk management, insurance and public liability claims management, you will understand their importance and impact on all areas of Council and broader community. To excel in this role, you will also bring sound experience and expertise in managing risk, general insurance and public liability from a similar role. Experience working in government agencies and/or politically sensitive environments will be highly regarded.

This is a permanent full time position with an annual salary range of $121,828 - $135,627 per annum + 11% superannuation. 

You are based within our bright, modern and sustainable 311 Glenferrie Road office on the corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road in Malvern where boutique stores, cafes and health clubs are in abundance. From the office you can easily walk to Malvern Gardens, High Street Armadale or Glenferrie Road. Malvern and Armadale Train Station are a short walk away and tram stops are out the front of the building.

As a permanent employee you also get access to our wellbeing program, employee assistance counselling program and receive 17.5% additional pay when on annual leave.

Desired Skills and Experience

To thrive in this role you have:

  • the ability to lead a constructure culture using superior supervisory skills, including contract management, performance management, budget management and project management.
  • the ability to provide professional expertise and specialist advice to ensure that all staff and contractors fully understands their obligations in relation to Risk Management.
  • the ability to ensure efficient and cost effective management of Council's liability and property insurance portfolio.
  • experience in the conduct of risk assessments and hazard audits as well as the development and implementation of Risk Management policies, systems, procedures and strategies.
  • experience in the development of practices and procedures in consultation with management to minimise Council’s exposure to risks.
  • knowledge of accident and claims investigation and litigation procedures, including corporate insurance brokerage.
  • management skills in convincing and gaining commitment, both upward and downward through the organisation and manage relevant interest groups. 

Join Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Sarah Taylor Manager Safety & Risk

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

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To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination.

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