Governance Officer

Aug 10, 2018
Aug 23, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

The Governance Officer must coordinate and manage competing priorities within the curriculum lifecycle timelines. The incumbent will be responsible for the effective administrative and executive support to the Faculty Board in Law and its sub-committees.  As well as this The Governance Officer is primarily responsible for curriculum management flowing from such resolutions to ensure the most up to date and accurate information is stored on the CASS and CIS systems.

The Faculty of Law has a strong practical focus, a dynamic and expanding research culture and a commitment to social justice and inclusion.  The Faculty is the home of the Anti-Slavery Australia centre, the Centre for Media Transition and the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII).   The culture of the Faculty's professional administration is collaborative and responsive.

The Governance Officer is responsible for full committee secretarial services to the principal governing committees of the Faculty to ensure that resolutions, approvals, policy and procedures determined by the Faculty committees are properly recorded and promulgated within the Faculty and the University. The incumbent also manages the Faculty's curriculum and manages the edits to the course information system (CIS). 


Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Act as Committee Officer to the principal committees and Chair of the Faculty
  • Advice and encourage positive Faculty decision-making and operational efficiency from the development of strong governance management framework
  • Providing detailed and informed advise of Faculty courses to the Associate Dean and Director to assist with decision-making rational and curriculum management
  • Working to maintain curriculum approvals, including but not limited to; Liaising with Academic Programs Office, ensuring governance is adhered to and updating and amending requisites
  • Ensuring the Course Information System is updated and maintained on a regular basis


Main skills/experience required:

  • Experience working in a complex environment and/or experience in academic/student administration in a university or similar environment
  • Demonstrated ability to set and exhibit a high standard of quality service orientation
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders through written and verbal channels
  • Strong IT skills and understanding of how to implement new databases, or the capacity to learn how to do so


For a full outline of the responsibilities and experience required for this role please click the link to download the Position Description and Selection Criteria.

Base Salary Range: $79,217 to $85,772 pa (HEW 6)

This role attracts 9.5% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.

Whilst as Australia's premier city, Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities worldwide for quality-of-living.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a  fixed-term basis for 9 months.


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Prior to commencing your application for IRC114998, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria 

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC114998.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Thursday the 23rd of August 2018 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.


We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

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