Senior Governance Officer

Sydney, Australia
$93,264 to $119,091 p.a. plus Superannuation and Leave Loading
15 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2022
Ref 2716/22
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until 30 September 2023
  • Located at Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus

About Western

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

Western Sydney University has been ranked first in the world in the prestigious Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022, which assess universities on their commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About the Role

The Office of Governance Services is seeking a Senior Governance Officer to lead a small team of dedicated and committed Governance Officers in the delivery of business associated with the Secretariat. You will individually be responsible for providing governance and secretariat support to the key academic governing body of the University and a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees, the Academic Senate in addition to a few other key academic committees.

This is a full-time fixed-term role until 30 September 2023 based at the Hawkesbury/Richmond campus.

For further details outlining the responsibilities of the position, please refer to the position description.

Skills and Experience 

To be successful in this position, you should have a strong command over written English and a keen eye for detail. Your ability to multitask in a high volume, fast paced and time critical environment is an imperative to be successful in the role. Experience in the tertiary education sector will be look on favourably.


Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally.


Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week 17% super contributions Professional development opportunities

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 7 $110,370 to $119,091 p.a. (comprising Salary of $93,264 to $100,633 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Shubha Devadasen on (02) 4570 1347 or via email at

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Sunday 10 July 2022.

To Apply:Please use the following link to submit your

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria in your application. Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted

To be eligible for this position you must provide evidence of your full-time Working Rights in Australian at time of application.