Wingecarribee Shire Council
Coordinator Governance

Posted: 27 Mar
Closes: 14 Apr
Moss Vale, New South Wales


Coordinator Governance
Permanent Full-time Opportunity
35-hour work week (Variable day off every 19 days)
Salary Ranging from $113,965.28 - $132,446.08 p.a + 11% Superannuation, Market Allowance (Depending on Experience, Skillset & Qualifications relevant to the role)


The Opportunity

The Coordinator Governance is responsible for the development and implementation of Council’s Governance framework seeking to achieve optimum outcomes for the organisation and to enable achievement of Council’s strategic objectives. The position is responsible for promoting good governance, maintaining probity of Council’s decision-making processes, and assisting with the implementation of Council’s Policy, and Legislative Compliance Frameworks and ensuring awareness and currency of administration and governance practices and policies.

This senior specialist role provides multi-functional advice to all departments and the Executive team and will work to continually review and implement improvements to Council’s Governance framework.


About Us

Wingecarribee Shire Council is in the magnificent Southern Highlands with a balance of pristine natural scenery and rich diversity of lifestyle choices from its historical past to modern amenities, all at your doorstep. With a population of over 50,000, Wingecarribee Shire has much to offer both the individual and family alike. Only 110 km from Sydney CBD and 70 km from Wollongong, we are a relatively easy traverse for those wishing to commute to the Shire and, equally so, for those who prefer to live in the Shire whilst enjoying an occasional jaunt to the City or Coast.

Our core values of RESPECT include Resilience, Empathy, Sustainability, Pride, Efficiency, Courage, and Teamwork define what behaviours are acceptable, expected and celebrated.

What We Offer

  • Attractive Salary Remuneration!
  • Variable Days Off in addition to Annual Leave, Health and Wellbeing Days and time off for Blood Donors
  • Opportunities for Market Allowance based on skillset and qualifications relevant to the role.
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including Fitness Passport and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development opportunities, including tertiary assistance
  • Vaccination program including annual Flu vaccine
  • Access to financial advice and guidance including advice from Active Super
  • Annual Health Fair and opportunity to participate in the Johnny Warren & Les Murray Memorial Cup


Essential Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualification in law, corporate governance, public policy, business or related discipline and extensive experience in a governance related role.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in development and implementation of guidelines, policies, and procedures in accordance with the relevant legislation and professional standards.
  3.  Sound knowledge of Local Government legislation and processes including experience in the administration and interpretation of the Local Government Act and Regulation and other legislation relevant to the position.
  4. Demonstrated experience in complex report writing, strategy and plan development and ensuring compliance and statutory reporting requirements.
  5. Demonstrated experience in developing and embedding a strong ethical and governance culture within an organisation, including engaging with internal stakeholders such as senior management to ensure a positive ethical culture is maintained.
  6. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively in cross-disciplinary teams.
  7. Proven ability to lead a team, manage workloads, and flexibility to meet changing priorities.
  8. Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify solutions to more complex problems.
  9. Be willing to undertake a National Police Check before commencing.


How to Apply

Please upload your current resume and statement addressing how you meet the essential criteria of the role applicants who do not address the essential criteria of the role, may not be considered and shortlisted. For further information about the role, please contact Danielle Lidgard on 02 4868 0888.

In accordance with Wingecarribee Shire Council’s COVID 19 Safety Plan, we encourage all employees to be COVID 19 vaccinated. Wingecarribee Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications are closing on Sunday 14th April 2024.