Governance Officer

Local Government Governance officer role
Your new company
Friendly local council based in Perth's inner west

Your new role
Seeking an experienced Governance officer to join their Governance team on a contract basis

Key duties of the role as follows:

  • Research and drafting of Council reports and monitoring of legislative changes
  • Support for Council and Committee meetings include back up minute taking and support for the agenda/minute build process
  • Coordinate the annual Delegations Review
  • Management of the Attain Delegations database and allocation of delegations and authorisations on a periodic basis through liaison with relevant Directors and managers.
  • Coordinate the policy review process in line with the Town’s Policy Framework and in consultation with relevant managers and staff.
  • Coordinate the biennial local government elections
  • Maintain statutory compliance and governance registers, including meeting related registers
  • Management and maintenance of the Town’s Compliance Calendar
  • Coordinate the annual Primary and Annual Returns and Related Party Disclosure process
  • Assist with coordination of the Town’s Annual’s Compliance Return
  • Assist with drafting and compilation of Governance contributions to the Annual Report
  • Oversight, implementation and ongoing review of the Town’s Governance Framework
  • Coordinate regular reporting updates to Council including Audit Logs and IPRF reporting
  • Be engaged in sustainability initiatives and proactively suggest ways to improve recycling, energy and water consumption in Town operations

What you'll need to succeed
  • Experience in the provision of advice and guidance to managers and staff on technical, legislative and governance matters.
  • Good organisational skills including the ability to work under pressure and track and monitor the completion of tasks in line with statutory requirements.
  • Highly developed oral and written communications with the ability to liaise staff at all levels and write straightforward documents and reports.
  • Proven ability to research, analyse, resolve and provide clear advice on issues.
  • Qualifications at Cert IV level in business administration, legal studies, or a related discipline are preferred, but applicants with foundational qualifications will be considered. Local government knowledge is highly regarded.

What you'll get in return
Due to some internal movement within the team, the manager is seeking a contactor to come on board ASAP. On offer is a competitive hourly rate, friendly team environment and onsite parking.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

LHS 297508 #2687482


Job Type
Government & Public Services
WA, Perth
Policy and Strategy

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Jennifer McGrath, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Perth
Level 1, 863 Hay Street

Telephone: 0892544534

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