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Assistant Board Secretary

WorkSafe Victoria - Geelong, VIC

Executive & Strategic Management
Source: uWorkin


About the role

The Board Secretariat operates as a team to provide professional and effective governance advice and support to the WorkSafe Board and Executive Leadership team. The Assistant Board Secretary will be responsible for supporting the Board Secretary in the operations of the Board, its committees and legislated stakeholder committees. The Assistant Board Secretary will have strong knowledge of Board and Committee practices and associated governance.

The Assistant Board Secretary will have oversight responsibilities of the Risk Committee, Finance & Audit Committee and legislated stakeholder committees (Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Committee and WorkCover Advisory Committee).

Accountabilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the Board Secretary in the effective and efficient operation of the Board and its meetings, sub committees and associated stakeholder committees
  • Provision of high level advice and support to the Committee Chairs and Executive Leadership Team to ensure smooth operation of the Risk, Finance & Audit and Stakeholder Advisory Committees
  • Coordination of administrative functions including the collation and distribution of meeting papers, attendance at and minuting of meetings, development of forward planners
  • Document control and records management

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You will have demonstrated governance experience within large organisations. Your communication and interpersonal skills are highly developed and you have extensive experience liaising and consulting with Directors, Chief Executives and key stakeholders.

More specifically you will have:

  • Relevant qualification/s and demonstrated senior level experience in Governance, Policy or Management
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a board secretary with well developed knowledge of governance compliance and procedures or, in a similar role supporting an Exec team or CEO with governance or secretariart duties
  • Understanding of risk management, internal audit and compliance processes
  • Highly developed writing skills, including the ability to prepare concise summary documentation, with strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to coordinate activities, prioritise issues and meet deadlines
  • Experience in Board paper electronic platforms
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

What's next?

Applications close 11 PM Tuesday 2nd February 2021. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

For further enquiries please contact Katherine Bray on 03 4243 8895 or [email protected]

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

Our future

Like wearing a seatbelt or putting on sunscreen, "prevention-led" thinking will become automatic every time Victorians step into the workplace.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

Geelong, VIC

Executive & Strategic Management


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