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Job Ref:  10615
Employer:  Central Highlands Regional Council
Job Type:  Contract
Address: 
Emerald QLD 4720, Australia (Show on map)
11/06/2018



Manager Governance



The Manager Governance provides leadership and coordination of Council’s governance and risk management effort, including the supervision of departmental staff and their performance. Act as the custodian of Council’s overall governance framework, systems and processes to ensure high-level performance and compliance. To be Council’s principal advisor on matters relating to governance and risk matters.


The key responsibilities for this position include:

  1. People Management. Lead and develop a small team of personnel in the delivery of good governance for the organisation.
  2. Governance. Ensure that Council has the frameworks, structures, processes and documentation in place to support achievement of high-performance objectives (accountability, probity and transparency) and to meet legislative requirements. Act as the custodian (and quality controller) of the Corporate Governance Framework.
  3. Integrity Management. Be the custodian of the statutory complaints management processes and systems (i.e. Administrative Action Complaints, Public Interest Disclosures, Competitive Neutrality Complaints, Councillor Complaints etc.) and be the Liaison Officer for the State integrity agencies, including the Queensland Ombudsman, Crime and Corruption Commission and the Department of Local Government. Be an exemplar to the organisation for acting with integrity.
  4. Corporate and Operational Planning and Performance Reporting. Lead the process of the periodic assembly of the statutory corporate and operational plans. Also, build a performance reporting culture that not only satisfies statutory obligations, but provides meaningful information to Council and community on the organisation’s ongoing performance.
  5. Policy. Coordinate the development of (including research and analysis support) a contemporary policy suite for Council. Act as the custodian of the policy register and structure to ensure consistency in policy development, periodic review for relevance and need and communication of policies to Council and community.
  6. Paralegal. Coordinate the provision of (through a triage service) legal advice to the organisation to ensure optimum balance of investment in effort and protection of Council’s interests. Within the incumbent’s capabilities, provide basic interpretation and advice services to the organisation.
  7. Enterprise Risk Management:
    1. Act as custodian of the enterprise risk management system and provide leadership of a risk culture across the organisation, including business continuity planning (noting that disaster planning and management is led separately to this role).
    2. Ownership of the corporate insurance portfolio and budget responsibility.
    3. Management of internal and external claims for loss or damage with the exception of Work Health & Safety claims.
  8. Audit and Assurance.
    1. Manage the day-to-day internal audit function and relationship (which operates semi-independently of Council management), noting Council’s choice to outsource this to an external firm.
    2. Act as Secretary (and secretariat as required) to Council’s statutory Audit Committee.
  9. Corporate Registers. Maintain nominated corporate registers, including those associated with the statutory delegations framework.

Your application must demonstrate your skills and experience for each of the mandatory requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline.
  • Thorough and demonstrable knowledge (acquired through experience) of the administration and interpretation of local government legislation and policy.
  • High level knowledge of corporate governance functions, including policy development, risk and control concepts.
  • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

For further information about the role please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION


As part of the interview process you are required to undertake relevant pre-employment checks. The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Criminal History Check
  • Medical Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

Central Highlands Regional Council will arrange these checks for the preferred candidate following interview.


Applications close: 12 Noon, Monday 25 June 2018

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