Senior Governance Advisor

$97,895 yearly
  • Port Hedland Town Council
  • Port Hedland WA, Australia
  • 08 Sep, 2021
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Job Description

Location: Civic Centre

Occupation: Governance & Policy

Division: Corporate Services - Governance

Level 7 - $97,894.52 plus $18,831.28 Port Hedland Allowance

  • The Town

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The Role

The Senior Governance Advisor works closely with the Manager Governance to lead the governance team to deliver a contemporary and highly effective governance service implementing and promoting accountability, efficiency, transparency and compliance throughout the organisation.

The ideal candidate is someone who has strong stakeholder management skills, a calm disposition and has a good eye for details as well as an interest in supporting policy outcomes that effect our local community. Your ability to interpret and apply Acts and other legislation to provide sound/practical advice is key, as are your high level of written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience in a similar role within Local Government will ensure you are able to hit the ground running in this position to meet key timeframes.

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Relevant degree qualification and/or substantial work experience relevant to the role
  • Minimum of three (3) years previous experience in a governance or advisory capacity
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence
  • Rights to work in Australia

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program (includes free gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Housing/housing allowance
  • Utilities allowance
  • Relocation assistance

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post: PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand: Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact the Human Resources team on 9158 9300 or

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the advert closing.

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Job Closing Date

08 Nov, 2021