Company Secretary

Rewarding career opportunity within a NFP, Utilise your strong stakeholder and relationship management skills, Close to best cafes and parks in the city.

Company Secretary

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a not for profit, membership-based organisation leading the way in surgical performance, professionalism and patient care in Australia and New Zealand.

RACS is at an exciting time in its evolution with a new CEO and Executive Leadership team who are committed to creating a modern, relevant and forward looking organisation. We are looking for outstanding people to join us in this time of positive transformation.

With service to our members at the forefront of our business, we strive to deliver business outcomes that are will enhance the contribution of surgeons to the broader community.

Based at the top end of town we are within easy walking distance to trams and Parliament Station.

The Role (Full time)

To Provide support to the CEO, President (as Board Chair) and Council (Board of Directors) though the provision of corporate governance, risk management and compliance advice, secretariat services and the effective administration of Council/Board processes and outputs.

Reporting to the CEO with a functional reporting line to the President, this role will be responsible for providing advice to the CEO, President and Council on matters relating to corporate governance and giving guidance around the legal implications of the discharge of duties and decision making. You will also be conducting annual elections to council and referendum when required, in accordance with the constitution. Ensuring the effective administration of Council processes and output, ensuring effective information flows between the council and RACS management.

The role will be offered on a full-time permanent basis.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • Formal qualifications in either commerce, accounting or law and/or corporate governance qualifications from Governance Institute of Australia.
  • Minimum of 5 years company secretarial experience.
  • Previous Australian/New Zealand experience and a detailed understanding of the corporations Act and Corporate Governance Principles is essential.
  • Exception written, verbal, and interperonal skills with proven ability to persent, persuade, advocate and prepare coorespondence, reports, minutes and briefs.

Why Work At RACS

We value flexibility and recognise that employees are at their best when they have balance in their lives. Your sense of wellbeing will be supported by a workplace that values your strengths.


To apply for the role please submit your application by clicking on the “Apply Now’ button and submit a CV and detailed covering letter in Word or PDF format specifically addressing the following:

  • Your top 3 strengths and how these contribute to your success
  • How your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role 
  • What appeals to you about working at RACS

Applications close 11:45pm AEDT Monday 9 December. 

RACS promotes diversity - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Applications Close: 09/12/2019

25/11/2019 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 Accounting
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