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  • helps members progress their careers
  • gives organisations access to suitably qualified and experienced candidates for governance, risk and compliance positions. 

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Company Secretary

Utilise your strong corporate governance, compliance and company secretarial administrative skills whilst building deep and trusting relationships with the Board of this “for purpose” organisation. Reporting to the CEO and President of the Board you will build the capability of the company secretarial function and impart best practice. Applications close Friday, 20 August 2021. Find out more

Company Secretary

One of Australia's largest non-government social housing providers is currently seeking a Company Secretary. Based in Newcastle/Sydney, this autonomous position involves administering the company's governance activities and managing and supporting the business. Applications close COB Monday 9 August 2021. Find out more.

Senior Manager - Corporate Secretarial and Governance

Seeking a Senior Manager - Corporate Secretarial and Governance for a maternity leave cover for eight months. This is a technical and client-facing role. You will need to be up to date with current corporation legislation to be the subject matter expert of the firm. The role reports to the CEO. The position is flexible for 28-35 hours, 4-5 days per week. Applications close Friday, 13 August 2021. Find out more.

Company Secretary

A highly respected Australian aeromedical charity is seeking to appoint an experienced Company Secretary to provide high-level support to the board. The position is a part-time one and will suit an applicant with previous experience with a not-for-profit organisation. Applications close Friday, 13 August 2021. Find out more.


Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

An organisation that provides support and advocacy for Aboriginal people is seeking to appoint a Chief Risk and Compliance Officer to lead their Risk, Quality and Compliance Team. The position is ultimately responsible for assisting with developing, maintaining, and coordinating quality and risk management systems that foster a culture of continuous improvement. Applications close Monday, 16 August 2021. Find out more.

Non-Executive Directors

Health organisation requesting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill two upcoming non-executive Director vacancies with a proposed appointment date of 29 November 2021. The Board meets approximately six times per year. The term of appointment is for a three-year period, with the opportunity for future terms of re-appointment. Most Directors are required to also serve on one of the Board Committees as appointed by the Board and meets at least four times per year. Directors are remunerated in accordance with the Directors’ Remuneration Policy. Applications close Sunday, 15 August 2021. Find out more.


Company Secretary

This position is responsible for maintaining an effective system of corporate governance for the Board and its committees. The position has a primary accountability to the Board of Directors and on a day-to-day basis the occupant of the position is required to consult with and take directions from the Chairperson. The Chairperson may direct the occupant of the position to liaise, coordinate, and work with the CEO for the execution of tasks – particularly relating to preparations for, logistics of, and the administrative support to meetings of the Board of Directors and its Committees. The occupant of this position will assume and provide a high level of advice, confidentiality, and accountability, which may include preparation of Board briefs as directed by the Chairperson and/or the Board of Directors. The occupant of the position is required to possess a thorough understanding of corporate governance in the not-for-profit sector and is required to provide advice and guidance to Directors. Applications close 5 pm Friday, 13 August 2021. Find out more


Corporate Governance Officer - Assistant Company Secretary

Client focussed professional services consultancy seeking a Corporate Governance Officer - Assistant Company Secretary for a full time position, based in Melbourne or Sydney. Reporting to the Corporate Governance Manager, this role is accountable for supporting the team to ensure that efficient business practices and support is maintained to deliver on client expectations. Working with a skilled team of professional peers, you will be responsible for coordinating meeting and reporting calendars, supporting the team and maintaining the administration of up-to-date and accurate client information and company registers. Great culture and team-based environment, with flexible work options. Applications close Thursday, 8 August 2021. Find out more.

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