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Senior Advisor Risk & Assurance and Buisness Continuity

Government Communications Security Bureau
Job Category:
Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

We are looking for an expert in risk and business continuity to provide our senior managers with advice on strategic risks and opportunities and to ensure we have a fit-for-purpose business continuity plan.

This role will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing a business continuity plan for the GCSB. As part of this, you will be planning and executing business continuity exercises and will report to senior management on overall preparedness across the GCSB. In this role, you will also be our expert on risk and assurance ensuring that senior management have a solid understanding of strategic risks facing the organisation and have the support to manage these effectively. As part of this, you will be responsible for making sure we have a suitable risk framework in place that supports risk management across all areas. This role will also look after and advise the Risk & Assurance Committee. The role will involve engagement with various areas of the organisation as you support and guide these units on risk identification and management.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Significant experience working in a relevant risk management position
  • Proven understanding of current risk management methodology
  • Significant experience developing and testing Business Continuity Plans
  • Experience applying in-depth analysis to complex issues

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a range of people and to provide advice to senior leaders. You will also have a high level of judgement with the ability to make effective decisions in complex situations. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to quoting reference number C2/17/58.

Please direct any queries regarding this role to

Please note: To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close Thursday 24 August.


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