Governance Support Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Exciting opportunity to provide administrative services and operational support to the Secretariat within the Vice-Chancellor’s Office

  • Full time casual role until end of Dec 2022

  • HEO5 Step 1 $54.56 per hour

About the opportunity

The Governance Support Officer performs general administrative support under general direction including preparing documents, maintaining records, updating web materials, responding to queries, exploring matters, and sourcing solutions etc. for the work area.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • provide general administrative services and operational support to the Secretariat

  • coordinate diaries, meetings and events and provides conference support for the work area

  • maintain records, finance/accounting support and reporting for the work area

  • undertake ad-hoc projects and other activities

You have

  • certificate IV in business administration or equivalent with relevant business administration experience

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in handling a wide range of enquiries and providing excellent customer service

  • demonstrated ability to achieve objectives, working in accordance with defined systems and procedures. Ability to adapt with and improve current systems and procedures

  • well-developed negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills

  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods

  • numeracy skills together with experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking and managing invoice payments and purchases

  • working knowledge of software programs such as Concur, UniBuy, Records Management, and Content Management Systems

  • understanding of or ability to acquire understanding of, higher education management and related issues. Ability to recognise priorities and understand the interlocking responsibilities of governance and committees

Closing date:

16th August 2022

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact the HR Service Centre on +61 2 9351 2000 or Justin McNamara, Recruitment Consultant Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Applications Close

Tuesday 16 August 2022 11:59 PM
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