Governance Officer

Catholic Education Office - Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (see more jobs from this school)

Manuka, ACT


Development / Marketing / Communications

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 14 November 2021


In the middle of the vibrant hub of Manuka, you will work with a dedicated team focused on supporting our people to deliver quality education.

<p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt"><strong>Governance Officer</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;Manuka, Canberra&nbsp;</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Employment Type:</strong>&nbsp;Full-time, fixed-term (first contract term 3 years)</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Salary Range:&nbsp;</strong>Grade 5 ($100,076 - $107,776 + Superannuation)</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Job number: </strong># 498076</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Start Date:</strong>&nbsp;Negotiable</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Closing Date:&nbsp;</strong>11.55pm, Sunday 14 November 2021<br><br></span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) plays an integral role in education both in the ACT and NSW operating 56 Schools and 8 Early Learning Centres.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>About the Role<br></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The position will support the General Counsel and the Legal, Governance Policy and Risk Team to provide high-quality professional governance support and advice to assist senior employees of the Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) and members of the Catholic Education Commission (CEC) to discharge their duties in a transparent, lawful and accountable manner.&nbsp; </span><br><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>About you</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">We are seeking a dynamic and well-organised professional, who is able to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. You’ll have a broad understanding of corporate governance and how compliance issues affect large and complex organisations. You’ll have the willingness to take initiative and assist the wider team, whilst maintaining a high level of confidentiality. </span><br><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Benefits and Opportunities</strong></span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Attractive remuneration package with access to salary packaging</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Work within a dynamic and positive team with a social work culture</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Immediate start available</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Key Responsibilities</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Assist the General Counsel to provide advice to schools and the Executive on corporate governance principles and assist to provide oversight of compliance programs to ensure that legislative requirements are met (including governance requirements under Education Legislation, the ACNC Act, etc).</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Assist the General Counsel with the further development and implementation of organisation-wide governance frameworks, including delegation of authority.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Assist with meeting periodic reporting requirements, including reports required by external stakeholders and government agencies.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Provide governance assistance to Committees across CECG including ensuring that each CECG Governance Committee has clear Terms of Reference or a Committee Charter, and clear lines of reporting and accountability. Support the coordination and facilitation of induction and professional development for Committee members where appropriate.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Maintain a calendar of key dates relevant to Governance Committees and oversee the development and implementation of Governance Committee work plans and reporting templates.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Any other services that the General Counsel or Director of CECG may require.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Essential Criteria</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ability to undertake high-level analysis of a broad spectrum of governance and compliance issues affecting a large and complex organisation.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ability to assist the General Counsel in the delivery of accurate and timely advice </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ability to work with senior members and key internal and external stakeholders</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ability to maintain confidentiality</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ability to work individually and collaboratively as part of a team</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Professional experience and working knowledge with computer software packages including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and electronic document applications (TRIM is desirable).</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Strong planning and organisational skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Good interpersonal skills with a courteous and collaborative approach.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Demonstrated stakeholder management skills, including demonstrated ability to foster effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Well-developed verbal and written communication skills</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><em>Please refer to the position description&nbsp;<img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMt8BDNAm22ljKwdYJ0JR2gfW_aPBcCaSee6YsX1AByYxeXnlHG_lT3U1eU8pXa3Dzmk2SIl8fVf6cBC3PjTC_NHRdYUC31BnS_lHrvtbViXxOvR-LqxWzl9OntOkcuCgvisqx4866b5Adjzi1t8mNr2g%7e%7e">Governance Officer - Position Description.docx</a> for in-depth detail regarding the criteria and skill set required.<br><br></em><strong>Application Process</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Applicants will be required to submit a covering letter outlining briefly the qualifications, skills and experience section in the&nbsp;position description and a current resume.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">For further information about the role and Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn please visit the <a href="https://cg.catholic.edu.au/">website</a> and position description.&nbsp;If you have any questions contact the Recruitment Team on&nbsp;02 6234 5427 or via email at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au">Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au</a>.</span></p><br><br><p><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/cw/en/PositionDescriptionDocument/498076/governance-officer">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>
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