Governance Administration Officer

Alice Springs, Australia

Reference: 5681465

  • Fantastic employee benefits
  • Salary package commencing at $71,781 (inclusive of superannuation and leave loading)
  • Great relaxed lifestyle
  • Based in Alice Springs

The MacDonnell region is located in the centre of Australia. Covering 270,000sq km and with an estimated population approaching 7,000, it has a unique beauty with picturesque water holes, magnificent flora and fauna, red desert sands and rugged mountain ranges.

The role

This position will be based in our Alice Springs Office, which is the regional headquarters to council's 13 remote communities and outstation locations.

As the Governance Administration Officer, you will be responsible for providing secretariat and administrative support to Local Authority and Council meetings of MacDonnell Regional Council in compliance with NT Local Government Act 2019 and Guidelines. You will also assist in community engagement activities with Local Authority members and Councillors, assist with review of governance processes and the development of cheat sheets and governance operational manual.

About you

Our successful candidate will ideally hold Cert 3 in Local Government/Business Administration or equivalent experience and considerable experience in an administration environment or government role. You will have the ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholder, ability to follow predetermined procedures and independent judgements may be required.

MacDonnell Regional Council recognises and respects the region's unique Aboriginal culture and 78% of our workforce is Aboriginal, therefore an understanding and awareness of cultural impacts and sensitivities is essential. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and may be preferenced under our Special Measures Policy.

This is a unique opportunity to have a genuine influence in helping Council improve the lives of our residents and communities, while also further developing your own skills base and career pathways.

For further information on this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Barbara Newland, Manager Governance and Compliance at 08 89589600.

Applications close: 24 October 2021

Applications Close: 24 Oct 2021

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