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  • Join a true values-based organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • Enjoy flexibility – Hybrid work from home & our modern offices
  • Work closely with the CEO and Board on governance and strategic initiatives
  • Full time, Ongoing position
  • Competitive remuneration + super, generous salary packaging benefits (up to $18,000/year tax – free) & gifted leave


This position provides an exciting opportunity to play an important role in supporting Good Shepherd ANZ governance approach as well as supporting development of our next organisation-wide Strategic Plan.  In this unique and dynamic position, the Company Secretary has a joint purpose: Develop a best practice structure for Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand’s (GSANZ) and Good Shepherd Services (GSS) Board governance; and support the CEO in relation to high level executive, secretariat and project services including providing strategic advice, managing communications, and implementing strategies to support the achievement of GSANZ Strategy.


To apply, please review the position description below and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to e: ceo.office@goodshep.org.au


Key deliverables for this role include:

  • Efficient administration of each of the subsidiaries of the GSANZ group, to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and that decisions of the Board of Directors and Board Committees are implemented.
  • Oversight of the corporate governance functions of each of the Australian subsidiaries, which includes all advisory work, management of the convening and conduct of Board & Board Committees, Governance Risk Committee and licensing and compliance obligations.
  • Liaising with the Board and all other work required to ensure that each GSANZ entity meets its corporate governance requirements and objectives in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Monitoring and reporting to the CEO on strategic and operational projects to inform decision making and support achievement of the objectives of GSANZ.
  • Issues management and support to the CEO, responding to emerging issues to ensure effective resolution with minimal risk to the organisation.
  • Maintaining relevant stakeholder relationships through effective communication, negotiation and issues management to resolve conflicting demands upon the CEO’s time from key stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

You will bring a practical, pragmatic and solution-focused mindset, combined with strong organisational skills, issues management expertise, and exceptional stakeholder management capabilities.

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • Degree qualification in relevant business studies (MBA/MPA) or relevant experience. Formal qualifications in Corporate Governance or the law is desirable, but not essential.
  • Company Secretarial experience including experience dealing with Boards of Directors and senior executives, ideally in the not-for-profit sector
  • Membership of the Governance Institute of Australia or equivalent is desirable
  • Broad and practical understanding of the regulatory environment as well as aspects of key legislation relating to Company Secretarial duties and corporate governance
  • Strong Project Management experience gained from leading and participating in major projects


You will need to provide evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory reference checks, a current Employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (International Police Check if resided overseas in the last 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

We welcome discussion with anyone interested in the position as outlined. If you meet some, but not all the requirements, you should still speak to us.

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Paid Study Leave

Long Service Leave

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How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.