Career opportunities

Governance Institute’s career opportunities service:

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

View the latest governance and risk related job opportunities below. Governance Institute members, subscribers have exclusive access to these roles. Simply log in to view the full details and apply.

Available roles:

Governance Institute of Australia Company Secretary

Governance Institute has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Company Secretary to join the organisation in this important role. The Company Secretary is responsible for support to the Board and Board Committees and general governance advice to the organisation. More broadly the purpose of the position is to assist the organisation to grow and flourish through improved governance. Applications close Monday, 25 October 2021. Find out more.


Assistant Company Secretary

Reporting to the Company Secretary and based in Sydney, this newly created role is to assist the Company Secretary and Deputy Company Secretary to manage the secretarial functions of the listed entity, Australian and international subsidiaries of the Group, their governance and Board activities. Applications close 5 November 2021. Find out more.

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Independent school seeking a General Counsel & Company Secretary. The General Counsel will provide significant support to peer executives to allow them to manage their way through legal and compliance issues, while providing significant professional support to the Council and governance structures. Applications close Monday, 25 October 2021. Find out more.

Company Secretary

We’re looking for a company secretary to provide governance and secretariat support to our Board and the Finance and Audit Committee. Your time commitment would be around 8 hours each month, except February, June and November where there will be a face-to-face Board meeting and the commitment is two days per months for these three months. The responsibilities would include ASIC reporting and supporting our 6 Board meetings and 6 FAC meetings that are held bimonthly throughout the year. Applications close Wednesday, 3 November 2021. Find out more.

Governance Associate

Large tech organisation is seeking to appoint a Governance Associate who will be responsible for the execution of key administrative governance requirements as well as supporting the Company Secretary, Chairman and Non-Executive Directors of the Board. As a member of the Company Secretariat Team, the Governance Associate is expected to provide high quality governance services as well as ongoing continuous improvement of those services, while establishing a reputation across the organisation as a trusted, responsive and reliable source of information and assistance. Applications close Thursday, 28 October 2021. Find out more.

Assistant Company Secretary

As Assistant Company Secretary, you will report to the Group Company Secretary, support all activities of the group company secretary, and work closely with the Legal team, making your mark in a number of ways: You will ensure compliance with statutory requirements, such as the Corporations Act, and policies and procedures; You will manage overseas company secretarial service providers; You will collate all board and committee meeting packs; You will maintain the statutory records for all entities in the group. Applications close Sunday, 31 October 2021. Find out more.


Assistant Company Secretary

We are offering a permanent career opportunity for the position of Assistant Company Secretary to support our Group Company Secretary in the delivery of highly professional and contemporary company secretariat and corporate governance services. Applications close Monday, 22 November 2021. Find out more.

Manager — Compliance

A new Permanent Full-Time opportunity is now available for an experienced Manager — Compliance to join the Risk & Compliance team in a Global ASX Listed company. Working from our Brisbane or Sydney office, this role will assist the Head of Risk & Compliance with the implementation of compliance requirements, deliver training and work across the business to ensure our investors’ interests are protected. Applications close Monday, 15 November 2021. Find out more.

Assistant Company Secretary

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Company Secretary, who will work with the Company Secretary and the Governance, Risk & Compliance Team to develop, implement and continually improve governance processes, employee share plans and privacy frameworks. Applications close Friday, 22 October 2021Find out more.

Company Secretarial/Compliance Associate

Group organisation seeking an experienced professional to drive all Co-Secretary & compliance processes that assure lifestyle residents of a safe & happy retirement. Applications close Friday, 22 October 2021. Find out more.

Independent School Council Member

An education organisation is seeking volunteer Council members to be a part of the organisation's governing body. The Council is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the College. Each member offers a particular mix of expertise and competencies appropriate for good governance. From time to time, a governance working committee is formed by Council to review individual projects and report to the Council with recommendations. Applications close Sunday, 17 October 2021. Find out more.


Assistant Company Secretary

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Company Secretary to assist with the company secretary duties of numerous ASX listed, Venture Capital backed and other private companies in the Healthcare Sector.  Applications close Wednesday, 10 November 2021. Find out more.


Governance Officer

A legal services organisation is seeking a Governance Officer to work at their corporate office in East Victoria Park on a part time basis – two days a week (0.4FTE). The role is responsible providing a range of governance and executive support to deliver high quality advice and service to Directors and CEO, including the effective management and coordination of all AFLS Board meetings. Applications close Friday, 22 October 2021. Find out more.

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