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Job ID: 183628

Senior Governance Officer
University of Sydney

Date Posted Apr. 12, 2022
Title Senior Governance Officer
University University of Sydney
Sydney, Camperdown, Australia
Department Vice Chancellor's Office
Application Deadline Apr. 25, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Other Administrative Categories
    Senior Executive Officer
  • Governmental Relations
    University Administration

0091410 Senior Governance Officer

  • Full time, fixed term contract ending 27 March 2023 with potential to extend
  • Great opportunity to work within Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Packaged Salary of $114K


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.


Closing date for applications

11.59pm, Monday, 25 April 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. 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.


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