Western Australian Local Government Association
  • 29-Jul-2022 to 15-Aug-2022 (AWST)
  • Governance Specialist
  • West Leederville, WA, AUS
  • $125,601 per annum inclusive of superannuation guarantee
  • Full Time

WALGA offer flexible work arrangements, excellent leave offerings, a wellbeing program, an active social club, and a commitment to employee development.


  • 6 weeks' annual leave (30 days)
  • Opportunity to be part of a small, collaborative team
  • Provide advice to enhance legislative compliance, governance standards and practice for member Local Governments

Governance Specialist

Total Package $125,601 per annum (inclusive of superannuation)


Here is an exciting opportunity to join the dynamic and close-knit Governance and Procurement Team which takes great pride in delivering expert advice and guidance to Western Australia's Local Government sector.

The Team's purpose is to facilitate our member Local Governments' understanding of statutory compliance obligations and to encourage the adoption of better practice governance frameworks. We do this by maintaining a modern suite of advice materials and procedural templates, provided both free of charge and under a subscription service.

There will be opportunities to travel throughout WA to deliver customised workshops, promote WALGA's Governance function, attend WALGA Zone meetings and networking. This role collaborates in developing webinars and providing content expertise to WALGA's suite of Local Government Elected Member and Officer training modules (WALGA is a Registered Training Organisation).


What will make you successful in this role?

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Local Government Act's legislative and regulatory impact on the functions, operations and compliance responsibilities of Local Governments
  • Demonstrated experience in researching and analysing legislation and regulation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a broad range of people and the ability to influence stakeholders
  • High standard of written communication skills to develop training resources, compile reports, correspondence and resources suitable for different target audiences
  • Good time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • High degree of problem-solving ability


In return, WALGA offer flexible work arrangements, excellent leave offerings, health & wellbeing program, an active social club, and a commitment to employee development.


About WALGA?

WALGA is an independent, member-based, not for profit organisation that advocates for Local Government and provides services to support sector excellence.

As the peak industry body, WALGA advocates on behalf of WA's 139 Local Governments, delivers professional training and advisory services to members across the State and negotiates service agreements for the sector.

We aim to leverage the collective strength and influence of the Local Government sector to benefit the WA community.

WALGA has approximately 100 staff with the majority located in our West Leederville office and organised into key portfolios: Advocacy, Policy, Member Services, Infrastructure and Executive and Corporate Services.

For further information visit www.walga.asn.au


To Apply

A position description is available at www.walga.asn.au/Careers

For further details on the role please contact James McGovern, Manager Governance and Procurement on 08 9213 2093.

This role is being sourced directly by WALGA. We respectfully request no agencies approach.

We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications must be submitted through our website www.walga.asn.au/Careers

All applications must be received by 9:00am Monday, 15 August 2022.

We may commence interviews upon receipt and reserve the right to close the position early.

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