Career opportunities

By advertising available openings, Governance Institute’s career opportunities service aims to help members and students to progress their careers, and assist organisations to identify suitably qualified and experienced candidates for governance, risk and compliance positions. See the latest governance and risk related job opportunities below and access further information by following the links to login to our Members Only section.

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Assistant Company Secretary, North Sydney, NSW

Our client has a new opportunity for the role of Assistant Company Secretary. The primary responsibility of this role will be to assist the Company Secretary in delivering quality secretarial services to the business with particular focus on compliance, data integrity, due diligence, statutory board and financial reporting and to facilitate continuity of service delivery in the absence of the Company Secretary.

Further information is available.

Applications close Saturday, 30 September 2017.

Company Secretary, Sydney, NSW

Our client is seeking a proactive hands-on corporate governance leader to fill the role of Company Secretary. The Company Secretary is pivotal to developing and maintaining strong governance frameworks and will play a key role in the organisation’s ongoing development in a rapidly evolving environment.

Further information is available.

Applications close Sunday, 1 October 2017.


Independent Director, Melbourne, VIC

Our client is seeking to appoint a highly experienced director who brings outstanding governance experience in the not-for-profit space; broad networks and one who has networks and insight into government and the agricultural policy environment.

Further information is available.

Applications close Thursday, 28 September 2017.

Governance and Risk Advisor, Melbourne, VIC

Our client is seeking an experienced not-for-profit governance professional, preferably with a sports background, to take part in a gap analysis review and a rewrite of all of the organisation’s governance and risk policies. This is expected to be a three to four month contract role.

Further information is available.

Applications close Friday, 29 September 2017.

Assistant Company Secretary, Melbourne, VIC

Our client is seeking an Assistant Company Secretary, to support their Company Secretaries providing an outsourced company secretarial function. The role will ensure that the corporate and compliance obligations are met for each company receiving outsourced services.

Further information is available.

Applications close Friday, 13 October 2017.


Application is only open to Governance Institute members and eligible Graduate Diploma students. Details of the positions may be viewed by members upon logging in and should be accessed and reviewed prior to applying.

Further information

Employers and recruiters

To use Governance Institute’s service to help you recruit pre-qualified governance and risk management professionals, including company secretaries, simply download the listing information form and email the completed form to If you require further information on the service please contact Emma Churchill, State Director, Queensland on (07) 3229 6879 or by email at

Governance Institute members

Associate, Fellow and Certificated members can access one complimentary remuneration extract from the 2017 Australian Board & Governance Executive Remuneration Survey Report. The report covers many executive and board roles including company secretary, chief risk officer, risk manager and director.

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Login and go to My Governance Institute to update your profile to receive email notification of new governance career opportunities as soon as they are listed. Go to My Governance Institute and select the Career Opportunities tab. For further assistance, contact Emma Churchill, State Director, Queensland on (07) 3229 6879 or by email at

Governance Institute students

If you are a current student who has completed two or more subjects of a Governance Institute postgraduate course, contact us at for assessment of your eligibility to receive notice of governance career opportunities.

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