New Zealand Law Society - Compliance Officer - Auckland

Compliance Officer - Auckland

A unique opportunity in the sports and recreation sector to manage compliance for the Oceania Football Confederation and member nations.

The Company

Our client, Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organisation of the national football associations within Oceania. Located at Penrose in Auckland, New Zealand, OFC has 11 Member Associations which it supports financially and logistically through various programmes.

OFC is the smallest of the world’s six Confederations but is an active participant within the FIFA football community. Along with AFC in Asia, CAF in Africa, CONCACAF in North/Central America and the Caribbean, CONMEBOL in South America and UEFA in Europe, OFC works to provide support to football’s international governing body.


OFC is charged with the task of servicing and administering football in the Oceania region while also using the game as a tool for social development. Our vision is to raise the overall standard of football in Oceania and utilise the power and passion of football to help promote education, community development, capacity building, health awareness, cultural exchange and economic development within the football community.

The Opportunity:

As Compliance Officer, you will assist OFC to operate in a compliant and ethical manner within its own operations, as well as supporting the 11 member nations in the Oceania region.

Primarily you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing effective compliance and risk management frameworks.
  • Drafting and revising company policies and ensuring adherence to them.
  • Educating and training on legal and regulatory compliance including preparation of training materials.
  • Collaborating and supporting the external audit function.
  • Preparing insurance claims.
  • Managing relationships with stakeholders and other OFC departments.

Skills and experience:

The successful applicant must have a legal or business degree, plus:

  • At least 5 years experience in a compliance role.
  • Be analytical and solutions focused with a strong awareness of risk.
  • Proven relationship building experience including the ability to establish effective working relationships across all levels of an organisation and externally.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good knowledge of regulation and legislation relevant to OFC operations.

The Next Steps:

Please email a cover letter attached to your resume to Your cover letter should highlight your specific qualifications and recent experiences that are relevant to the role and provide answers to the following questions:

  1. Do you have the right to work in New Zealand?
  2. What is your expected base salary?


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