Governance Officer

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.


About the role 

Shoalhaven City Council is seeking a Governance Officer to provide key administrative support for Council and committee meetings. This role provides excellent opportunities to learn more about Local Government. You will be part of a small, friendly team helping to keep Council working efficiently for our community. This is a permanent full time position will require occasional after-hours work to attend meetings.


Reporting directly to the Senior Governance Officer, the focus of this position is to: 

  • Provide executive and administrative support in matters relating to the convening, conducting and minuting of Council and committee meetings.


Skills & Experience

In order to be successful in the position, you will possess: 

  • TAFE Certificate in Administration or equivalent and/or experience in a related field
  • Experience in minute-taking
  • Class C Driver’s Licence



We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits: 

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply 

You will be required to upload your resume and a brief cover letter which should address the selection criteria as outlined in the job description. 

During the application you will also be required to respond to position related questions as shown below and questions regarding general information about you.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting. 
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. What experience do you have convening meetings, taking minutes and distributing associated business papers?
  4. Provide two (2) examples of complex documents you have compiled and produced and the tools you used to create them.
  5. What challenges do you think you might expect in this job if you were hired?

    Contact:  Janice CormieSenior Governance Officer – (02) 4429 3316


    Applications Close: Tuesday, 26 January 2021 (at Midnight)


    When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email


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