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Job no: 0042985
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

- 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

About Chancellery

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.

About you

  • 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.

Close date:  30 Mar 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria*

Download File 0042985.pdf

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to

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