Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager x 3

RMIT University

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Vacancy Type
  • Full-time, on-going opportunity based at RMIT City campus but may be required to work at other campuses of the University
  • Open to candidates with in-depth working knowledge in the education regulatory framework impacting universities as this role will be leading the education regulatory compliance outcomes from a central portfolio of RMIT
  • Opportunity to use your project management and stakeholder management skills in the maintenance and implementation of high quality compliance frameworks, specifically in relation to new and high impact legislation
  • Play a pivotal role in providing high level advice and compliance oversight across the University on emerging compliance obligations impacting RMIT operations
  • Report directly to the Assistant Director, Compliance & Quality (IACRR)
  • Remuneration at HEW Level 8 ($97,609 - $109,925) + 17% superannuation

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. 


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

About the role and college

The Internal Audit, Compliance, Risk and Regulation (IACRR) function provides strategic and operational guidance and support to RMIT on the development, implementation, monitoring and review of frameworks to manage compliance in operational areas; undertakes activities to monitor and improve compliance performance and culture throughout the RMIT Group and to provide compliance assurance to senior executive staff and the University’s Council.  The management of RMIT Privacy compliance sits with this function. 

The IACRR team provide enterprise-wide expert advice on all education regulatory activity relating to our registration as an Australian University and multi-sector provider, including acting as principal contact to TEQSA, the Australian Higher Education Regulator.

More details on the Finance and Governance in this link.

About you

You will have extensive knowledge and practical experience of regulatory and industry standards for compliance management in the higher education sector as well as experience in supporting, implementing and providing strategic compliance initiatives. Coming into this position, you will utilise your highly developed diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills in driving compliance management initiatives with practical and impactful solutions. To be successful in this position, you will use your excellent communication, influencing and relationship management skills to effectively communicate all compliance assurance & policy frameworks across broader audiences in complex and often challenging contexts.


A relevant tertiary qualification and 3-5 years’ experience in assurance & compliance management preferably in the University/Higher Education sector or equivalent with experience from a regulatory environment will be highly regarded.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check. 

Bring your whole self to work:

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond. We’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To Apply

Please submit your updated resume and cover letter outlining your experience & achievements by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. Please note that a separate response to KSC is not required. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below.

 PD - 585193 - Senior Compliance Manager.pdf

Applications close on Sunday 2nd February 2020.

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email with your request(s).  

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to be a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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