About the Role

  • Supportive and inclusive team environment at a leading NFP organisation 
  • Permanent full-time position – Hybrid (work from home and office) with flexibility to consider part-time employment.  
  • Fantastic salary packaging opportunities (increased take home pay) 

As our Governance Officer your role is to support the Company Secretary with facilitating the company’s corporate governance processes to ensure that all board processes run efficiently and effectively. 

 Your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Governance administration – maintain board management software, company registers such as those for conflict of interest and company policies, board member documentation, and board/committee scheduling. 
  • Compliance – oversee compliance program and ensure legislative obligations are met; maintain company registers such as those for membership and bequests; and support administration of the National Redress Scheme. 
  • Meetings & Minutes – draft, maintain, and distribute minutes of all general meetings of the company; distribute meeting notifications; support preparation for and attendance of general meetings of the company. 

About You

In your application, let us know that you have these key skills:  

  • Strong board governance and administration skills 
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or experience in legal or corporate governance 
  • High-level interpersonal communication skills including experience with communicating with senior executives and board members 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Highly developed organisational and time-management skills  
  • Ability to work in a confidential manner 

 These other great skills are highly regarded:  

 Certificate in Governance Practice  

  • An understanding of issues unique to not for profit organisations  

About Us

Deaf Connect is the largest, whole-of-life service provider and social impact organisation for Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians. We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language. 

Our organisational values of Heart, Courage, and Discovery stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture, and language.  
We offer an attractive benefits program including:   

  • Salary packaging, enabling you to make huge savings on tax and maximise your pay   
  • Flexibility regarding working arrangements  
  • Discount membership to gyms and facilities throughout Australia   
  • Free annual flu vaccinations   
  • Free comprehensive online learning portal  
  • Free financial wellness support through our default super fund  


How to Apply

Applications Close: Monday 5th February 2024 

Apply now! We may actively review applications and begin interviewing prior to this date. 

 To apply you must submit the following:  

  • Either a Cover Letter or a link to your Auslan video recording outlining how your skills and experience meet the position requirements as outlined in the position description (no more than 1.5 pages or 5 min Auslan video recording)     
  • An up-to-date resume including your name, contact details, employment history and qualifications.  

If you have further questions about the role, you can contact our friendly People and Culture team on [email protected]   

Deaf Connect is an equal-opportunity employer. The successful candidate will require a NDIS Worker Screening check prior to commencement.    

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