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Head of Compliance (Line 1)

  • 496383
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Full time

The Company

Sportsbet's purpose is to bring excitement to life for its customers and we do this by overdelivering on excitement through serious fun, disrupting the status quo and living our values. We're a flexible, progressive, open-minded, and inclusive employer with over 7000 cool, clever and curious people around the world. We're a global player, but in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin we're tight knit, with 1000 of us bringing excitement to life every day.

Our commitment to responsible gambling is genuine and demonstrated through the wide range of responsible gambling initiatives and tools – take a look:


The role

We have an opportunity for an experienced Risk and Compliance professional to join our Growth team as the Head of Risk and Compliance, reporting to the Chief Growth Officer. You will have a seat at the table to help transform our Risk and Compliance strategy and capability for the Sportsbet Growth division.

You’ll partner with a wide range of leaders and operational teams and stakeholders across Sportsbet, to uplift the Growth division's Risk and Compliance capability, including R&C planning, risk and compliance program management, training, development and culture.

It’s a hands-on role, where you have the opportunity to define and execute a program of work to improve our capabilities, build culture and ep our teams innovate for our customers in a safe and sustainable way.   


Key responsibilities:

Risk and Compliance Culture:

  • Lead the uplift in Risk and Compliance Culture across Growth
  • Working closely with Sportsbet’s centralised (Line 2) Risk and Compliance team, you’ll define and oversee a R&C training and development program for our Growth team members including internal policies and procedures, the application of guidelines and standards and relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Our teams will benefit from understanding their risk and compliance obligations, and trust the processes and policies in place to execute their roles – but importantly – recognise that developing an understanding of how to manage risk and compliance is integral to continuing to innovate for our customers.

Risk and Compliance Uplift program

  • Establish and lead a cross-functional program of work to uplift our technology, process and policies associated with improving our Line 1 Risk and Compliance capabilities.  

Risk and Compliance Management:

  • Working with the centralised Sportsbet Risk ad Compliance team, responsible for the implementation of a risk-based assurance monitoring program.
  • Assist in the compliance risk assessment process ensuring that all compliance risks are appropriately identified, assessed, reported and monitored
  • Maintain a good understanding of the relevant regulatory and non-regulatory requirements and provide advice and guidance to the Growth departments.
  • Develop and implement ongoing monitoring procedures within the Compliance Management remit including obligations, policies and other matters that arise.

Governance and reporting

  • Establish a framework and operating rhythm for Risk and Compliance oversight for the Growth division, including assurance reporting, risk approval oversight and decision-making associated with the R&C uplift program.  
  • Oversee risk and compliance breach reporting and investigations and play a key role in supporting audits

People Leadership:

  • Manage a team of up to three who look after Growth’s Risk profile and Compliance Obligations
  • Develop a high-performing Line 1 function and influence the Growth Department business to reflect a high awareness and embeddedness of Compliance
  • Develop the team members and the team as the Line 1 function continues to mature
  • Act as a representative in relevant forums within Growth and Sportsbet in relation to Compliance matters, with accountability for presenting back material messaging to Sportsbet stakeholders and the Legal, R&C and External Affairs teams



Your commercial acumen and growth mindset places you well to provide independent opinion and recommendations in an energetic and engaging manner that will result in influencing the Growth Departments’ operational performance.

You will have an understanding and practical application of contemporary enterprise risk management techniques. With working knowledge and understanding of marketing and advertising legislative and regulatory requirements, particularly in a digital business context.

You’ll have a bias to action, with an energy and drive to build and deliver. Your passion for innovation for our people and our customers will help ensure that the Growth team will embrace your contribution as a major enabler of our purpose – to Build an iconic Aussie brand that brings excitement to life for generations to come.   


What are the perks?  

We work hard and play hard, so along with a very competitive salary and generous performance-based bonus, we will also provide you with:

  • 25 days annual leave (a whole extra week of holidays!)
  • Genuine flexible working and remote working policy with an $850 work from home office allowance
  • Discounted gym memberships, free breakfast and loads of event and conference tickets and many more
  • Access to Headspace App and an employee assist program
  • Best in class Parental Leave program with six months paid leave for Primary Carers and Circle  In membership
  • Free merch including t-shirts, SB branded coffee keep cups (Frank Green might we add) and much more!


We’re a flexible, progressive, open-minded, and inclusive employer who welcomes you for who you are, as you are- that’s why we assess behaviours, learning agility and expertise to ensure all types of experiences are considered for our roles. Be sure to check out our Life@Sportsbet Instagram page, Life@Sportsbet LinkedIn page as well our careers website for more information and insight into our culture.

To find out more about our benefits and Life@Sportsbet, check out our careers page:

Responsible gambling

Sportsbet’s commitment to responsible gambling is genuine and demonstrated through the wide range of responsible gambling initiatives and tools we offer that go over and above industry requirements. We care about our team members and customers and everyone at Sportsbet has a role to play in bringing our commitment to Responsible Gambling to life. Check out the tools and information we provide our customers to help manage their gambling

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