Governance Officer

Central Darling Shire Council Full Time Permanent 19/09/2022

Working from Home – Up to Full-time Hours


 An exciting opportunity to shape the Governance function

This is an opportunity for you to roll up your sleeves and assist with formalising the governance function here at Central Darling Shire Council.

Utilising your expertise, you will drive the continued development and implementation of systems and process that will enable us to meet our legislative obligations. Some of the areas that you will get involved in include:

  • Facilitating enquiries, initiatives and coordinating Council’s responses in relation to the Government Information (Public Access) Act (GIPA Act) and the Privacy Act
  • Providing legislative interpretation, policy advice and information and ensure that Council’s information is proactively made available and easily accessible to the public.
  • Support the General Manager with the administration of external complaints, policies and delegations and other governance matters, including the Code of Conduct Complaints.

While the position can be undertaken remotely there is a requirement for the incumbent to attend the Wilcannia office on from time to time.


About you

In addition to your your qualifications and experience in Governance, Public Sector Administration (or similar), you will also bring with you:

  • Demonstrated high level communication skills (verbal and written), including negotiation skills with the ability to explain decisions under relevant legislation both in writing and verbally.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake detailed analysis and write detailed reports

  • Extensive knowledge of Government Information (Public Access) act and other legislation relating to the provision and protection of information

  • Extensive experience in accurately interpreting and analysing legislation and ability to make sound recommendations for legal or policy review as required.

  • Demonstrated high level reasoning, conceptual and problem solving skills and the exercise of sound judgement and advice.

  • Well developed knowledge of legal principles such as public interest, natural justice, privacy, confidentiality, legal professional privilege, defamation and copyright.

  • Satisfactory National Police Clearance / Probity Check.


Salary will commence from $3,376.60 per fortnight (full-time) plus superannuation, with the actual salary reflecting your knowledge, skills and qualifications.



Next Steps


For further information, and to obtain a Position Description, please contact Evelyn Pollard, HR Officer, on (08) 8083 8815 or alternatively download the information from Council’s website at

If you are interested in the position, please forward your Resume and covering letter addressing the selection criteria to:

The General Manager, Central Darling Shire Council PO Box 165, WILCANNIA NSW 2836

or by e-mail to


Applications close 4pm Thursday 6 October 2022.


Our Community

Central Darling Shire is embarking on a culture of change that enables us to deliver our services to our community.  We may be small in workforce size, however we are large in geographical size.

Being the largest Shire in NSW and the smallest population, our region covers an area about the size of the main island of Tasmania and yet has a population of less than 2,000 people. The Shire is extremely diverse with four main communities – Wilcannia, Menindee, Ivanhoe and White Cliffs. 


Please Note: Only applicants who have the right to work in Australia and address the selection criteria will be considered for interview.