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Senior Advisor Assurance & Business Integrity

  • Are you an assurance or integrity specialist looking for an exciting challenge?
  • Interested in diverse risk and assurance role that you can make your own?
  • This is not your typical internal auditing role

We have a great team that works collaboratively to make things happen.

Wellington City Council plays a very important part in building a healthy, vibrant, affordable and resilient capital city with a strong sense of identity and "place" for all Wellingtonians.

Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō Working together for Wellington's future.

The Risk and Assurance business unit provides assurance, risk management and manages complex privacy and official information requests. We provide advice and support to help business units build public trust and confidence in the services that the Council delivers and the decisions we make. We put customers at the centre of what we do, we work collaboratively with others to ensure that we make things easy and as seamless as possible, from our customer's point of view.

Phyllis who manages this team is all about people focus, strong values and is very much about caring for and growing her team. You will find her open, engaging and embracing new ideas; the team is pretty small and everyone works independently but also collaboratively. We have big ambitions that are centred on the needs of our customers. We are excited about helping the organisation achieve positive results and outcomes.

The role presents the opportunity to provide quality assurance advice and insights to strengthen the organisation governance, risk management & internal controls. You will be responsible for leading and delivering assurance engagements across a diverse range of operations to help shape how we provide services to our ratepayers and communities. You will also lead our integrity programme including fraud awareness activities, protected disclosure process and contribute to building a culture of integrity at the Council.

There will be plenty of opportunities for continuous improvements in the way we work, so you will be an innovative thinker who can help us design ways to deliver the assurance and integrity services in a new and better way!

To be successful, you must have experience in the practical application of assurance methodologies, tools and approaches, and can demonstrate how you have previously championed organisational improvements. A related tertiary or professional qualification is essential such as Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, or similar. You will be a strategic thinker with awesome relationship building and influencing skills. Your ability to build trust and confidence with the people you work with and your excellent communications skills will set you up for success.

An indicative salary range for the role is between $90k - $110k depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Sounds exciting? Please click the apply button to make an application and/or to view the position description. We are very happy to consider flexible and part time arrangements so talk to us about it!

All applications for this role must be submitted online and will be treated in strict confidence. If you would like more information or have a confidential chat before applying, you are welcome to contact Aleena Antony, Talent Partner at Aleena.antony@wcc.govt.nz

Applications will close 30 January 2022.

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At Wellington City Council, we have a responsibility to safeguard the community we serve, while also keeping our team, whanau and friends, and other external parties safe.

Our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy applies to Wellington City Council employees who are either covered by the requirements of a Public Health Order or whose roles are deemed to require vaccination, as a result of the risk assessment process, for health and safety purposes, or because they are working in a site using a COVID-19 Vaccination Pass (CVP).

Our Vaccination Policy covers this role, which means COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory.

If successful, it will be a requirement of your employment that you are fully vaccinated by 11 February 2022, and that you provide your personal vaccine pass as an official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status.

It will also be a requirement to maintain your COVID-19 vaccination status, which could include additional booster vaccinations based on government advice.


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