Risk and Assurance Manager

  • Set the standard for strategic and operational risk
  • Alps to Ocean lifestyle, while serving a thriving economy
  • Competitive salary and conditions


About The Role: 

As part of the Commercial and Strategy Group, the Risk and Assurance Manager will lead the strategic and operational risk management for Timaru District Council.

Supporting the Senior Leadership Team, the successful candidate will build strong collaborative relationships internally and externally, positively influencing risk and assurance practices across the Council.

As leader of Risk and Assurance, the role will create a high performing team, committed to the Council’s vision and motivated to get results through collaboration and a focus on continuous improvement.


Skills & Experience: 

  • A degree in a relevant field with a professional qualification such as Certified Internal Auditor.
  • 5 years’ experience in an operational risk/compliance/assurance role within a medium to large organisation.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in risk management frameworks, quality assurance and continuous improvement methodologies and systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and confidently with a wide range of people within a large organisation and externally.
  • Highly developed organisational and administrative skills, able to meet deadlines, and work autonomously.



  • Great career opportunities
  • Ability to make your mark
  • The chance to work with a talented team making a difference to the community
  • A competitive remuneration with training and development opportunities


Salary Range:

The appointing salary for this role will be between $106,264 and $125,017 based on skills and experience.


About the District:

Timaru District is a thriving and innovative community.  It is the central hub for the South Island, servicing a large agricultural heartland, with a growing economy that provides the import and export gateway for primary sectors.  It boasts a top ten most loved beach in New Zealand and has access to mountains, rivers and lakes, making Timaru an ideal destination for recreational, sporting and cultural pursuits.  And let's not forget about that seven-minute commute to work!

About the Council

The Timaru District Council aims to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of communities, to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of its communities in the present and for the future.  With around 400 staff, there are a diverse range of roles from front facing community to support and technical specialists.


Candidates can apply, in strict confidence, online at www.sheffield.co.nz

To apply by email, please attach your cover letter and CV and send to cvchc@sheffield.co.nz quoting 8452SIaa.  Applications close on 12 February 2023.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged, and further correspondence may be by email. 

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing document including a full Position Description.

For more information please phone Jane Pollitt on +64 3 353 4354.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 8452lgj

Location: Timaru

Closing Date: Monday, 13 February 2023