Governance Officer

Wingecarribee Shire Council Full Time Permanent 2/06/2022

Permanent Full-Time Opportunity
35 hour week with 19 day - 4 week cycle
Salary from $71,781.32 p.a. to $83,266.56 p.a. plus superannuation

We are working towards a bright future!!

Wingecarribee Shire Council is situated in the magnificent Southern Highlands with a balance of pristine natural scenery and rich diversity of lifestyle choices from its historic past to modern amenities all at your doorstep. With access to top educational facilities, first-class health services, numerous sporting facilities, a vibrant arts/ cultural/ tourism community, and attractions and events, it's a great place to live and work.
About the Role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Governance Officer to provide business partner support to management for the implementation of Council's Integrated Planning and Reporting and Governance Frameworks and resulting programs and processes.
This role functions as part of a small team and as such will be required to perform duties to deliver broader corporate goals, including the provision of governance advice, ensuring Council acts in accordance with the Local Government Act, 1993, providing legislative interpretation, access to information and preparation of Integrated Planning and Reporting documents.
About You
Qualifications in Business, Public Administration, Law or a related discipline (or working towards) and/ or have substantial relevant professional experience with knowledge of the Council's Integrated Planning and Reporting and Governance Frameworks.
Experience in the development and implementation of governance processes and programs including a commitment to continuous improvement and a demonstrated understanding of the corporate policy cycle and how it relates to broader strategic frameworks within the council will be key to this role.
Previous experience in preparing strategic documents and corporate reports, including undertaking research, interpreting data, and preparing reports for a range of audiences coupled with excellent communication (both written and verbal), strong relationship-building skills, and the ability to effectively manage your time will ensure your success.
Previous local government and Corporate System's experience and an understanding of legal concepts and administrative law principles will be well regarded.
How to Apply
Please upload your current resume and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria stated in the Position Description that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. Applicants not addressing the essential criteria may not be considered.
For further information about the role, please contact Danielle Lidgard, Group Manager Corporate & Community at (02) 4868 0888.
Closing Date
Applications are to be received by Sunday 20 June 2022. Applications will be progressively reviewed prior to the closing date.
Only applicants with the right to work in Australia will be considered for this position.

Click here to download the Position Description.