University Secretary

Bathurst, Australia
Apr 29, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 07, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to 5 years), Full Time
  • Executive remuneration package in the range of $217,108 to $271,385 p.a.
  • Bathurst

The University Secretary has a whole-of-institution responsibility for leading and managing the Universitys governance framework, ensuring that we are positioned effectively to deliver best practice governance that enhances organisational performance. This position is responsible to the Council, through the Chancellor, for the overall management, coordination and support of Council responsibilities, the provision of high-level advice on governance, and legislative compliance matters and professional support services to the Council and its Committees.

The position is also charged with leading and supporting academic governance and in particular ensuring that Academic Senate and its committees adhere to the Higher Education Standards Framework as a key driver for academic quality within the University, as well as meet the responsibilities delegated by Council in accordance with legislation.

In addition, this position has strategic and operational responsibility for the following:

  • Corporate and academic governance
  • Regulatory and legislative compliance
  • Risk management
  • Internal audit
  • Policy, information and records management
  • Complaints management
  • Legal services
  • Quality assurance (as it relates to the above functions)

Application Requirements

Charles Sturt is partnering with Heidrick & Struggles to undertake a national search.

For further information in confidence telephone Bill Kett | Managing Partner Education (Asia Pacific & Middle East) | email: | ph: +61 (3 ) 9012 3043

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs is responsible for coordinating the governance of the University and is required to provide executive support to senior committees of the University. The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs is also responsible for providing advice to the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and staff of the University in relation to University governance, audit and risk management, investigations/appeals and complaints, legislative compliance, legal requirements, policy management and records management. The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs also assists with other administrative, governance and advisory services relating to the corporate organisation of the University, such as graduations, elections, University rules and delegations.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Bill Kett | Managing Partner Education (Asia Pacific & Middle East) | email: | ph: +61 (3 ) 9012 3043

Closing Date: 5 pm 7 May 2021

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