University Secretary

Newcastle, Australia
Mar 09, 2020
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Apr 03, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive University, distinguished by its commitment to excellence and equity to create a better future through a focus on innovation and impact. Currently ranked 207th in the world by QS World University Rankings, the University of Newcastle is consistently ranked within Australia’s top 10 universities.

As a member of the University Executive reporting to the Vice-Chancellor with specific responsibilities to the Chancellor, the University Secretary makes an important contribution to the university, by supporting the operation of the University Council and overseeing governance functions.

The University Secretary provides advice and support on governance matters and works closely with the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and members of the University Council. The role is responsible for providing secretariat services and advice to the Academic Senate and University Executive committees and supports the governance of the University’s controlled and associated entities. Managing corporate governance functions, which include the Secretariat, Records Management and Assurance Services, and the Student Ombudsman service are other areas of responsibility.

The University is seeking an outstanding individual, with demonstrated experience in a Company Secretary role, within a comparable organisation. Appropriate qualifications should be coupled with a proven track record of delivering advice and relationship building across internal and external stakeholders. We seek an individual with well-developed leadership skills to manage an effective team, with the demonstrated capability to improve organisational governance, risk and compliance. An understanding of the university sector and the associated challenges and opportunities will be an advantage.

If you are a contemporary leader with a track record of managing governance functions in a senior capacity and would like to make a difference in an ambitious university, then we would like to hear from you.

For confidential enquiries and to request a copy of the candidate information booklet, please contact Janine Fitzgerald on +61 424 164 765 or at or Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or at quoting reference number RF0092. Applications close 3rd of April.

Please note any direct applications to the University of Newcastle will be redirected.