Assistant Manager, Enterprise Risk

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The purpose of The Australian Space Agency is to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy, inspires and improves the lives of Australians – underpinned by strong international and national engagement.

Categories: Executive Level 1

About the team

The 10 year plan for the Australian space industry is outlined in the Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy which outlines four pillars and the seven key priority areas which sets a path to triple size of space economy and create another 20,000 jobs in Australia.

Responsibilities of the Agency include providing national policy and strategic advice on the civil space sector; coordinating Australia’s domestic space sector activities; leading international space engagement; supporting the growth of Australia’s space industry and the use of space across the broader economy including the Moon to Mars initiative (M2M); administering space activities legislation and delivering on our international obligations; and inspiring the Australia community and the next generation of space entrepreneurs.

In conjunction with the Australian Public Service (APS) Code of Conduct and Values, the Agency has specific values that guide how we conduct our business both internally and externally. It is expected that all staff of the Agency closely identify and embrace these values.

Our ideal candidate

The Assistant Manager – Enterprise Risk will be an integral part of the Agency’s Operations and Communication team whose primary role is to lead the Agency’s audit, assurance and risk management processes. As part of the leadership of the team, will also support program activity. The section also has responsibility for meeting parliamentary requirements, governance, finance, general operations, program management, communications and people and culture.

This roles focuses on developing and growing risk management frameworks and on the primary business risk functions of the Agency.

The Agency is a high performing, collaborative and fast moving organisation. To be considered for this role you will have demonstrated experience and skill, including:

  • Willingness and ability to embrace the Agency’s values.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to generate high-quality written materials to short time frames and with a close attention to detail.
  • Undertaking risk assessments and risk evaluations across a broader business environment (Enterprise Risk).
  • The ability to interpret domestic legislation and government frameworks to provide applicable, accurate risk modelling and compliance.
  • Ability to manage projects and/or multiple tasks, to meet deadlines and provide regular and accurate reports to management on work progress.
  • Stakeholder engagement, including with state and federal government and industry.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and circumstances.
  • Be part of a team that fosters a culture of continuous improvement, teamwork, integrity and respect.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work to a professional standard in a high-pressure, complex environment, demonstrating resilience.
  • An understanding of procurement requirements and process.

The below experiences and skills will be highly regarded:

  • Ability to prepare high quality briefs, meeting papers, and other government documents.
  • Demonstrated understanding of government administrative frameworks and decision making processes.
  •  Formal qualifications in risk management, compliance, regulation or aligned discipline.

What you will do

  • Key responsibilities of the Enterprise Risk role will involve working with others to support the strategic direction and required outcomes of the Operations and Communication team’s work which may include:Leading the delivery of Agency’s enterprise risk management frameworks development of risk manuals and related materials.
  • Developing and implementing enterprise risk management tools, practices, and policies to analyse and report enterprise risks and to manage risks according to the enterprise risk management framework.
  • Ensuring the organisation’s risk management policies and strategies are in compliance with applicable standards and regulations and strategic plans of the Agency.
  • Conducting policy and compliance audits, which will include liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identifying and managing project and program risks, including regular reporting to management.
  • Supporting stakeholder engagement, including with state and federal government and industry and technical experts as required.While day-to-day work is anchored in the individual teams, the Agency operates in a dynamic environment, and it is expected that the successful candidate will flexibly support work across all five teams; Regulation and International Obligations, National and International Engagement, Strategy and Policy, Operations and Communications and the Program and Capability teams.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a minimum baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level. The Agency may determine that a higher classification is required and will organise this if required.


This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing Executive Level 1 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing Executive Level 1 vacancies should they become available within 12 months form the date advertised.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, résumé and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  • An explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (please limit your response to 500 works on a single A4 page)
  • You are also required to provide your current résumé with your application. (Résumés must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Anntonette Daily on

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.


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