Woden Community Service (WCS) is looking for a Policy and Risk Officer to fill an exciting and rewarding role. Reporting to the Quality and Risk Manager they will work on a diverse range of issues, including child and family services, housing, mental health, community development and aged care. This opportunity would suit someone with strong written and analytical skills, policy and risk experience, a clear and persuasive communication style and an ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve results.

WCS is a for-purpose organisation providing community-based services for over 50 years. WCS is committed to its values of inclusion, compassion, hope, responsiveness, integrity and social justice. Our purpose is to build connected communities and enrich people’s lives. If you have experience with policy and risk management, and a desire to use your skills to help WCS fulfil its mission, then we would love to hear from you.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Knowledge of, and experience in, policy development and risk management.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to develop productive relationships with stakeholders.
  • High-level skills with the Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly Word and Excel.


  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline(s).
  • Experience with, or demonstrated knowledge of, business continuity planning and regulatory compliance.

Our offer

  • Permanent full time or part-time position working up to 38 hours/week. Located in our Callam Offices, Woden ACT.
  • Salary $93,000 to $97,115 including access to generous salary packaging benefits.
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave.
  • 10 days study leave per year.

How to apply

Please email a cover letter and your resume HERE  by 5pm, 5 May 2022.

Please click HERE for a position description.

For further information please contact Tony Bill, on 02 6147 3330 or email Tony.Bill@wcs.org.au.

Under WCS policy, staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. During the recruitment process you will be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved exemption.

To be eligible for employment, you must have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People registration, working rights in Australia and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.