The Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS) is an independent function that helps resolve workers compensation disputes in Victoria between workers and employers or WorkCover agents using the principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Under an agreement between the ACCS and WorkSafe Victoria, all administration employees required for the proper functioning of the conciliation process are provided to the ACCS by WorkSafe Victoria.
About the role
The Board Secretary will be responsible for supporting the operations of the Board and its committees. The Board Secretary will be a source of expertise on governance at the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service and have a detailed knowledge of the establishing legislation, government policies and other legislation that affect the entity.
The Board Secretary is a new position in ACCS and requires an appropriate level of experience to support the establishment of the new Board and Statutory Authority. This role will include working with the Board and CEO to establish and maintain governance arrangements, processes and systems for the newly created board to ensure effective operation of the Board and board committees.
The incumbent is also required to identify emerging issues and prepare confidential and complex briefing material and presentations on behalf of the Chair and Senior Conciliation Officer and be methodical and systematic with excellent writing skills. They will also be required to act in an executive officer capacity when liaising with other government agencies with whom the ACCS must have a strong relationship with. As such, a high level of discretion and pragmatism is required for this role.
Skills & experience
- Post Graduate Qualifications in Governance or Public Policy desirable
- Legal qualifications and current practising certificate desirable
- Membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Experience as a Board Secretary, preferably in the public sector
- Strong understanding of the role and operations of Public Entity Boards
- Detailed knowledge of the Public Administration Act 2004 and the Financial Management Act 1994
- Sound understanding of ACCS structure and practices, establishing legislation and government policies relevant to the ACCS (specifically the WIRC Act)
- Highly developed organisational skills, including the ability to set priorities and complete tasks to deadlines
- Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise and consult with employees and management at all levels of the organisation, government officials, stakeholders and senior external associates
- Demonstrated experience in developing and managing stakeholder relationships with peak union and employer organisations is preferred
Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.
To apply please click “Apply” below or for a confidential discussion please contact Rachael Kelly on 03 9940 1181.