Roper Gulf Regional Council

Compliance Coordinator (Corporate Governance)

Job No: 100286
Location: Katherine, NT

  • Do you have experience in investigations, regulatory compliance or corporate governance?
  • Join a growing Local Government - working in the heart of the scenic Katherine region
  • Highly attractive remuneration circa $70,701 - $78,040, plus a range of additional benefits including relocation assistance up to $5,000 

About the Organisation

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) provides a range of services over an area that spans 185,000 sq km (80% the size of Victoria) that covers the region east and southeast of Katherine, Northern Territory. The total estimated resident population of the region is 6,919. 

The Council’s mission statement is: “Working as one towards a better future through effective use of all resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to Council’s service delivery and its partnerships with the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders. 

The overall vision of Roper Gulf Regional Council is to be a sustainable, viable and vibrant leader in improving the quality of family and community life in the Northern Territory. 

About the Katherine Region

The Northern Territory is one of the most picturesque environments on the planet, spanning more than 1.4 million square kilometres from the centre to the northerly coast of Australia. Ancient woodlands meet sandy beaches and escarpments tower above lush billabongs in this land of diversity.

The Katherine Region stretches from Dunmarra in the South, to the Daly River Region in the North, embracing both the Queensland and West Australian borders, and in total covering 480,000sq Kilometres! This is the place to go for those seeking adventure! Boasting the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park - there is climbing of the escarpments, trekking through chasms, or 4WD'ing experiences abound!

For those looking for a more relaxed way of life, you'll appreciate such treasures as Borroloola and the Gulf Region across the Roper River - Elsey National Park, Mataranka Thermal Pools, the majestic scenery of the Victoria River Region, Pine Creek and the Douglas and Daly River areas. Whether it's viewing rock art, catching fish or simply exploring the flora and fauna, there's the opportunity for a photograph in every corner.

Katherine is ideally positioned as a base from which to explore all the Top End has to offer. Located only a couple of hours from Kakadu, Litchfield and Gregory National Parks, the town of Katherine is the central hub of the region.

About the Opportunity

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) now has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Compliance Coordinator to support the Governance, Corporate Planning & Compliance Unit, based in Katherine, NT.

Reporting to the Manager Governance and Corporate Planning, your main objective will be to assist Council to meet its corporate governance responsibilities. This will be achieved by:

  • Conducting investigations and audits;
  • Ensuring Council and its activities are compliant with all external and internal obligations;
  • Documenting and communicating compliance performance;
  • Undertaking research and policy development within the context of the Unit; and
  • Providing staff with support to enhance their ability to meet compliance requirements

A key component of your role will be to conduct, audit and review, a range of the Council’s operational matters including, but not limited to:

  • Applicable legislative and case law requirements of the Territory and Commonwealth;
  • Business and strategic plans;
  • Other internal plans; and
  • Grant funding agreements, associated obligations and financial processes.

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If you have further questions about this position, please contact the Manager of Governance and Corporate Planning on (08) 8972 9005.

About You

The ideal candidate will hold tertiary qualifications (minimum diploma level) in Law, Investigations, Regulatory Compliance, Audit, Governance or similar and knowledge of corporate and governance practices relevant to Local Government. 

Previous experience in a law enforcement, investigations, or compliance position within a Government setting will be highly regarded.

You will have the ability to carry out investigations and resolve complex problems, including the ability to interpret and apply law and policy, and a commitment to professional and personal integrity and concern for public interest.

Importantly, you’ll have an understanding and genuine interest in Indigenous culture, with the ability to liaise with Indigenous community members in a culturally sensitive manner. Previous experience working in a similar position within the Local Government sector, or within a cross cultural environment will be highly regarded. 

About the Benefits

If you’re looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, you’ll find it in the Northern Territory. You will be working with a young Local Government within one of the most spectacular and iconic environments in Australia!

The successful candidate will receive a highly attractive remuneration of $70,701 - $78,040, commensurate with qualifications and experience and plus super!

You’ll also enjoy relocation assistance up to $5,000, flexible working conditions, and 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading, ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this region of the NT.

Please note: Applications will close at midnight, AEST on Sunday 17th June, 2018.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now! 

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must:

  • Hold a current Northern Territory 'C' class manual driver's licence and confidently drive manual 4x4 vehicles on unsealed roads;
  • Undertake a new criminal history check at commencement of employment with RGRC; and
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

To be considered, please respond to the questions and selection criteria as outlined below, and attach a current resume when prompted during the application process.

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