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Position Vacant
Coordinator Governance, Risk & Information

Reference Number U17/7322
Closing Date Friday 30 June 2017
Employment Type: Full time


To provide leadership, guidance, support and cordination to ensure Council has an integrated strategic planning and reporting framework; a robust governance sytem that complies with legislative requirements, manages risks and promotes continuous improvement; and information systems that are efficient, effective, resilient and accessible.


Key responsibilities include:
• Drive improvement and cultural change for strategic approaches to information systems and records management, corporate governance, risk management and business continuity, workplace safety, procurement and contract management, and integrated strategic planning across Council.
• Promote and lead the team to create a high morale, high-integrity, team oriented, customer focused environment; ensuring effective and equitable supervision of staff.
• Coordinate the preparation of Council’s 10-year Community Strategic Plan, 4-year Delivery Program, Resource Strategy, End of Term Report, 1-year Operational Plan, Annual Report, and related performance reporting.
• Contribute to the development of strategic goals, operational plans, and budgets; and oversee the delivery strategies, projects, programs and services within budgetary constraints.
• Actively develop, promote and conduct training for key governance functions (such as Code of Conduct, Protected Disclosures, Access to Information, Records Management) and workplace inductions for new and existing staff as required.
• Develop, implement and maintain a corporate documents (Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, and Manuals) register.
• Prepare and review governance services policies, procedures and guidelines; and coordinate and oversee the maintenance of corporate governance registers, such as Code of Meeting Practice, Pecuniary Interest / Conflict of Interest, Gifts and Benefits, Delegations, GIPA Information Disclosures and Contracts.
• Develop, implement, and oversee Council’s system of corporate compliance.
• Coordinate Council Elections, campaign donation returns, registers and reporting.
• Undertake the role and responsibility of designated positions such as, Public Interest Disclosures Coordinator, Code of Conduct Complaints Coordinator, Public Officer and Right to Information Officer.
• Coordinate Council’s legal requirements including acting as the central point of contact for engaging legal representation or advice for Council.
• Oversee the operation and governance of Council’s s.355 and Advisory Committees.
• Coordinate and oversee the development of a sound governance framework; implement and monitor governance, risk, internal audit, business continuity, fraud prevention, delegations, procurement and contract management systems, processes and strategies.
• Oversee the investigation of insurance claims and liaison with Council’s insurers (except Workers Compensation)
• Oversee the coordination of Council’s internal audit program in an integrated manner with risk management and continuous improvement initiatives, and provide professional support to Council’s Audit and Risk Committee.
• Oversee Councils records management practices and systems to ensure legislative compliance.
• Oversee the development and implementation of the WHS Management System, ensuring regular progress reports to the Executive.
• Oversee the development and implementation of Council’s 4-year Information, Communication and Technology Strategic Plan.
• Oversee the administration, maintenance and service support of Council’s information technology, communications, and business systems.
• Oversee the development and implementation of “how to” training materials and workplace induction programs for Council’s key business systems (such as Authority, TRIM, Microsoft suite, GIS) for new and existing staff as required.
• Provide back up and support for Council’s integrated planning and reporting processes, Councillor services, including meeting support (including minute taking), and preparation and distribution of Council and relevant committee agenda and minutes.
• Carry out other duties that are within the limits of the employee’s skill, competence and training.

To be successful in this role you will possess:
Qualifications in corporate governance, corporate planning, risk management or other relevant qualifications.
Experience working in a diverse environment at a senior advisory level.
Knowledge of the NSW Local Government Act and other relevant legislation.
Demonstrated achievement in leading and motivating a team to deliver strategic and continuous improvement outcomes.
A demonstrated level of diplomacy and discretion in dealing with political processes and confidential information.
A sound knowledge of information, communication and technology, workplace safety, risk management, process improvement and change management processes and systems.
Current National Police History Check Report (or ability to readily acquire).
A current Class C Australian Driver’s Licence.
High level research and analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to apply them to policy development and the preparation of submissions and reports.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills to engage and manage internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated computer literacy with experience in MS Office suite of software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Demonstrated working knowledge of the Work Health Safety Act 2011

Post graduate qualifications in public administration, local government management, business administration or similar. 
A sound working knowledge of relevant legislation in relation to Integrated Planning and Reporting.



Benefits Salary range $1643.80 to $1849.40 gross per week dependent on your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications + 9.5% superannaution + + 9-day fortnight
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