Administration Officer – Governance, Risk & Insurance (Resource Shared)


We have an exciting opportunity available for a Administration Officer (Governance, Risk & Insurance) to support the growing municipalities of Waratah-Wynyard Council and Circular Head Council.

About Waratah-Wynyard Council

Waratah-Wynyard, the heart of Tasmania’s beautiful North West, includes the coastal towns and villages of Wynyard, Somerset, Boat Harbour and Sisters Beach, the rural town of Yolla and the former mining towns of Waratah and Corinna. The municipality is rich in local history and culture, with opportunities to explore secret natural wonders, relax, shop and eat great local produce – you can do it all in Waratah-Wynyard!

About Circular Head Council

Circular Head’s beautiful coastline is one of the longest of any Council in the state and its fertile soils, coupled with a gently undulating landscape, support more than thirty per cent of Tasmania’s dairy farms. The municipality has regular rainfall, especially during the winter months, along with some of the world’s cleanest air. The municipality offers a wide variety of work and lifestyle options. Whether you are looking for a sea-change or a tree-change, you will find the best of both worlds in Circular Head.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager Governance and Information Systems, this role supports the development, implementation, monitoring and review of a dynamic governance framework. This role is responsible for managing the risk management framework and insurance portfolios both Waratah-Wynyard Council and Circular Head Council.

About the Position

This position is permanent full-time, working across both Councils with the opportunity to work remotely. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in undertaking risk management activities including hazard identification, risk assessment, risk mitigation and risk acceptance.
  • High level understanding of the requirement for business continuity and the role of legislation, regulation and compliance.
  • Excellent system development skills and demonstrated experience in improving business processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise, schedule and deliver own outputs and to modify approaches and adapt to new directions.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing an insurance portfolio and claims.

We are a values-based organisation looking for someone aligned with how we do business. Applicants are encouraged to take a moment to review our organisational values before making an application.

What we offer

Council embraces an inclusive and diverse workforce, with great benefits and flexible work options. To ensure we attract and retain the best possible people to meet our future needs, we provide:

  • Competitive Salary and Conditions of Employment as set in our Enterprise Agreement
  • A Positive and Supportive Work Culture for all employees
  • Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing equity, diversity and inclusion to the benefit of all
  • Ongoing Learning and Professional Development opportunities
  • Work/Life Balance and Flexible Work Arrangements (including working from home)
  • Superannuation Scheme and Salary Sacrifice options
  • Reward and Recognition scheme
  • Rostered Days Off
  • Generous leave provisions including ability to purchase additional leave
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Generous paid Parental Leave 
  • Additional paid leave during Christmas closure
  • Corporate Uniform Allowance (Non-Compulsory)
  • An active Social Club
  • Health and Wellbeing program and Health initiatives including flu vaccinations and health checks
  • Corporate rates for Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

What next?

If we’ve sparked your interest, and you would like to be a motivated and positive contributor to the team at Council, then apply now by completing the below form providing a detailed response to each of the Selection Criteria and uploading:

  • A cover letter, providing a brief introduction and outlining your interest and motivation in applying for the position; and
  • A detailed resume outlining relevant work experience and qualifications including two recent work referees.

Applications for this position close at 8am on Monday 4 July 2022, however suitable applicants may be interviewed and appointed prior to this date so we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience. We reserve the right to withdraw this ad at any time.

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Council is passionate about providing equal employment opportunities by valuing equity, diversity and inclusion to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds with the right to live and work in Australia.

Council has a strong commitment to health and safety. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment background checks. These will include reference checks, National Police History record check, and Medical Examination including drug and alcohol testing.

Job type:

Permanent full-time 

Applications close:

8am, Monday 4 July 2022


People & Safety Administration Officer

Sarah Alderson

(03) 6443 8325

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