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Tasmanian Government

Corporate Secretary (357137)

Department of Justice
Office of the General Manager

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Legal Practitioners Agreement 2019 - Level 3
Salary:$122,157.00 to $142,092.00 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
Region: South

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about how this could work for you.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced corporate governance professional to support the WorkCover Tasmania and lead the corporate governance function in WorkSafe Tasmania.

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available. 


  • Actively contribute to the policy development, strategic planning and future directions of the Board and WorkSafe Tasmania.
  • As secretary to the Board under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, section 14, provide Secretariat oversight of Board and associated Committee activities and proactive advice to the Board on continuous improvement in corporate governance arrangements.
  • Provide advice to the Board and WorkSafe Tasmania in relation to legislation, and liaise with the Solicitor-General and Crown Solicitor regarding requests for advice and legal services.
  • Manage business services for WorkSafe Tasmania, including risk and business reporting and analysis, legal advice, and administrative support.
  • Lead, manage and supervise the Secretariat and Business Services teams.
  • Ensure an effective and high quality relationship between Corporate Governance unit and WorkSafe teams in coordinating support for the Board priorities and delivering effective business services.
  • Other duties as directed.

Essential Requirements

  • Admitted or eligible for immediate admission as a Barrister or Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Desirable Requirements

  • At least 3 years’ experience in legal practice relevant to the duties of the position with extensive experience as a Company Secretary including membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Driver’s licence.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties (357137) Corporate Secretary.doc

Download File Statement of Duties (357137) Corporate Secretary.pdf

Download File About the Department of Justice (WorkSafe Tasmania).DOCX

Download File About the Department of Justice (WorkSafe Tasmania).pdf

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.docx

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.  We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note if you submit the details of your referees with your application the Selection Panel may contact them without notifying you.

Please apply online by clicking the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information.  Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4946.

For more information

Robyn Pearce
Executive Director
Phone: 0438 605 276

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