- Join Australia's number 1 University †
- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.
Policy and Projects
Salary: $85,189 - $92,216 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
The Chancellery is led by the Vice-Chancellor and has a University-wide focus on:
- delivering strategic leadership
- allocating capital according to strategic priorities
- developing and overseeing a business framework that includes
appropriate financial and other organisational planning and controls
- ensuring identity or brand is consistent with strategic intent and purpose, and
- overseeing policies and initiatives that develop the academic and professional expertise of University staff members.
The Governance Support Officer is a member of the University Governance Group, which sits within the Chancellery.
About the role
The Governance Support Officer plays an important role in
contributing to the corporate and academic governance of the University
by providing effective governance support for designated committees,
providing advice on policy, ensuring that delegations are observed, that
their business is managed accurately and efficiently and that regular
reporting requirements are met.
In this role you will also provide advice and support to the
University's principal governance officers in ensuring good governance
practice, including internal and external reviews, and the
implementation of relevant regulation, for example, student discipline
hearings and appeals.
You will also provide advice to the University community on the
application of the University's legislation and policy framework, assist
with the management of Council and Academic Board elections and
induction, and develop and maintain the University Governance website.
There are currently two Governance Support Officer positions available on an ongoing basis.
- A degree with significant governance experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
- Demonstrated experience in interpreting, applying and explaining policies, guidelines, procedures and complex rules.
- Demonstrated experience in supporting policy development.
- Demonstrated high level presentation and written communication
skills, including the ability to write management reports, briefing
papers and responses to correspondence.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work collaboratively
with internal and external stakeholders, including those at the most
senior levels of the University and Council.
† The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia
and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times
Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan
University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking
and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Please submit a cover letter, CV and document addressing the key selection criteria listed in the position description.
date: 30 Mar 2017
Position Description and Selection
*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer
the selection criteria, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria
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