Senior Governance Officer

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Oct 2022

  • Full time, 12 month fixed term role with potential to extend
  • Great opportunity to work within Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Packaged Salary of $117K

About the opportunity

The Senior Governance Officer position works closely with the Senior Manager University Governance & Deputy Secretary to Senate to ensure the effective and appropriate coordination of all academic and governance matters affecting the University.

The Senior Governance Officer will report directly to the Senior Manager University Governance & Deputy Secretary to Senate. The Senior Governance Officer provides the University with high level governance support, advice and secretariat support to the Committees of Senate, University Executive (UE), and the Academic Board.

About you

  • exemplifies strong ability to interpret, develop and provide advice on complex legislation, policies and procedures especially within the higher education environment
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills across a wide range of enquiries
  • strong understanding of project management methodology, including project processes, document and reporting templates and planning tools.
  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workloads during busy periods
  • exemplary ability to recognise priorities and understand the interlocking responsibilities of governance and committees.

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Sponsorship / work rights forAustralia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

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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Sunday 09 October 2022 11:59 PM

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