Governance and Compliance Specialist

Posted: 14 August 2023

Applications closed

Salary range: From $116,552 - $186,274 per annum (full-time equivalent) plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.

Employment type: Full-time or part-time role dependent on the applicant.

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Job Type: Full-time / Part-time (1.0-0.6 FTE depending on the applicant)

Location: Melbourne

Salary range: $116,552 – $186,274 per annum (Full-time equivalent) plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

Do you have a strong drive for ensuring regulatory integrity? Are you skilled at navigating complex compliance landscapes while maintaining a meticulous approach? If that resonates with you, we offer an exciting avenue! Become a vital asset within our team as a Governance and Compliance Specialist. Contribute to upholding the highest standards of adherence and risk management and play a crucial role in shaping a compliant and thriving environment.


The Assembly’s objective is to promote the self-determination and empowerment of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians by advancing the Treaty process by:

  • Acting as the Aboriginal Representative Body to support Treaty negotiations.
  • Enabling Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians to exercise sovereignty, the right to self-determination and other rights; including those contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP); and
  • Working with governments to establish or be a First Nations’ Voice to government or Parliament.

This role is responsible for supporting the Executive Leadership Team and Council (the Assembly’s board of directors) to design and implement a high-quality corporate governance framework to ensure that the Council and organisation comply with all relevant legal and statutory requirements.


  • Assist the Company Secretary in their work.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Assembly and Council Members, Leadership, and Staff.
  • Help set up and follow strong processes to support best governance practice and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Provide governance and compliance advice and technical support to the Assembly Chamber, Council and Committees.
  • Review meeting papers and processes and work across the Assembly to improve their quality.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience in a complex, for-purpose organisation led by values and the commitment to social change.
  • Experience in a Company Secretary role or like relevant experience with responsibility for developing, implementing, and managing a company secretariat or corporate governance and compliance function.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing corporate compliance frameworks, including reporting and other regulatory requirements.
  • Experience working with senior stakeholders in a complex and fast-moving environment.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (bachelor’s degree or higher).
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) accreditation or equivalent (such as a legal degree).

Full-time or part-time role dependent on the applicant.

Salary of  $116,552 – $186,274 per annum (full-time equivalent) plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.

Please see the attached job profile for more information.

If you are ready to take on a challenging role and make a significant impact, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documents to

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.