Assistant Director, Governance and Secretariat

Federal Government Agency, Based in Canberra, Short term contract with extension option, Governance and secretariat support experience.

About the role

The Governance & Secretariat (G&S) team provides strategic advisory and secretariat services across a range of internal and external governance committees. This includes implementing governance frameworks and approaches to support the client to achieve its mission and objectives, as well as support its strategic engagements with key stakeholders.

3-month contract + 1x 3-month extension option.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will undertake some or all of the following:

  • Developing policies and procedures to strengthen the client's governance.
  • Developing a secretariat function to support the client's strategic engagement priorities.
  • Managing the provision of secretariat support for various internal / external fora, including:
  • Secretaries' Digital Committee
  • Digital Leadership Committee
  • Chief Information Officers' Forum
  • The Client's Executive Board
  • Managing coordination activities as required to support the client's contribution to portfolio wide and strategic consultation.
  • Staff supervision including capability development through training and coaching, performance feedback and career development.

Required Skills

  • Have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, be highly motivated and have demonstrated relevant and recent experience in governance and secretariat support functions.
  • Be experienced in effectively managing and developing staff and building productive teams.
  • Possess highly developed written and oral communication skills, including the ability to foster effective working relationships with colleagues and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Achieve results and deliver on priorities.
  • Be highly organised with a demonstrated ability to prioritise work and respond effectively to
  • changing priorities and deadlines.

Must be an Australian Citizen, with Baseline or ability to obtain.


Paxus values diversity and welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people living with a disability. If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process please contact me on the above contact details.

22/03/2021 $0 ACT 1 Administration & Office Support
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