Governance and Secretariat Officer

Melbourne, Australia
17 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages. We have a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years.

About the job
Reporting to the Governance Planning Manager, in this role, you will administer the University’s governance and integrity functions, including the governance and policy frameworks. Acting as a champion for governance, you will be a key player in embedding a governance and integrity mindset across the university and seeking new ways to improve on this. Working with a supportive team, you will collaborate with stakeholders across the University to ensure that we are working within our regulatory and compliance frameworks.

Over the next 12 months, you can expect to be involved in reviewing our governance and integrity frameworks, as well as working closely with the University to educate and improve on its awareness of the Governance, Legal and Integrity Unit. You will be required to deliver training to groups of University employees who are keen to engage and learn more about this unit.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems including adapting work practices
  • Proven ability to consult and liaise with internal and external stakeholders and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills including the ability to plan ahead, ability to work under pressure, prioritise multiple tasks and display thoroughness, sound judgment and attention to detail, with the ability to follow tasks through to completion

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.
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As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Gruba (Recruitment Consultant) on +613 9214 4856.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC
Applications close at 5pm, Monday 31st July 2017