Governance and Legal Coordinator

Governance and Legal Coordinator

Job Title: Governance and Legal Coordinator
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Proserpine, Queensland
Salary: generous package + 12% super
Reference: 1752
Contact Name: Belinda Walker
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 01, 2022 17:55

Job Description

Governance and Legal Coordinator
Whitsunday Regional Council | Proserpine, Qld

  • Support Council's corporate governance framework
  • Coordinate the centralisation of policies, procedures and registers
  • Live and work on the doorstep of world-renowned Great Barrier Reef

Whitsunday Regional Council is seeking a Governance and Legal Coordinator to support Council's corporate governance framework to ensure a high level of organisational performance and compliance with relevant legislation.

Reporting to the Manager Governance and Administration, the Governance and Legal Coordinator will provide professional and confidential advice, support and assistance with the development, and implementation of council's governance, compliance and policy frameworks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor legislative compliance requirements under the Local Government Act 2009 for the whole of Council.
  • Provide legal research and advice in moderately complex matters to Council under the supervision of the Manager Governance and Administration.
  • Assist in the development and review of policy and procedures in several areas including delegations and instruments of appointment.
  • Develop constructive internal and external stakeholder relationships.

Personal Attributes and Qualifications Required:

  • Substantial experience in a similar role in Local Government, or a role within another industry sector that will enable the transition of skills to Local Government.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in the administration and interpretation of legislation and policy.
  • High level of knowledge of corporate governance functions and strategic initiatives including processes, policies and systems, preferably in public sector environment.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Tertiary Qualifications in Law, Business, Commerce, Public Administration or associated discipline.

Council is offering a competitive remuneration package and 12% superannuation. You will have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in an organisation that values its people and provides excellent community services to the local region.

How to apply

Please download the candidate information pack to veiw the position description and selection criteria before submitting your application.

Applications close 5pm on Monday 9 May 2022.