Manager Governance

Port Hedland Permanent
  • Housing and Vehicle Provided
  • 6 weeks Annual Leave

About Our Client

Striving for excellence and taking pride in everything they do, the Town of Port Headland promote challenging thinking, work as a team and share ideas across the organisation. As Manager Governance you will lead a team and play an role in the Town of Port Headland vision to become Australia's leading Port Town.

Job Description

As Manager Governance you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the Governance department, ensuring all responsibilities, functions and programs are performed and executed in a professional, efficient and timely manner
  • Oversee the provision of advice on policy, legislative interpretation to Elected Members
  • Ensure Council processes are compliant with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1995, associated Regulations, Standing Orders and guidelines of the Department of Local Government
  • Oversee the delivery of Councils Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework requirements
  • Manage the Local Government Election process and ensure elections meet statutory requirements
  • Oversee Councils Strategic Risk Management Framework in compliance with Regulations 16 & 17 of the Local Government (Audit) Regulations 1996
  • Ongoing compliance with the relevant Work Health & Safety Act 2020 and Regulations 2022, statutory requirements and relevant legislation, WHS IOP 015 Obligations and Responsibilities and WHS Management Plan

The Successful Applicant

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, complimented by applied experience in a Governance, Risk or Governance Management position
  • Outstanding leadership skills, with applied experience managing a substantial team
  • Knowledge of local government legislation, policies, procedures and decision making processes
  • Knowledge of legislative procurement processes
  • Knowledge of risk management systems and processes

What's on Offer


  • Housing and vehicle provided
  • Utility and garden allowance
  • Relocation assistance
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 12% superannuation
  • Wellness program including free gym and pool membership
  • Career development and training
  • Flexible working environment
James Woolley
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Phone number
+61 8 9215 9547

Job summary

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James Woolley
Consultant phone
+61 8 9215 9547
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About Michael Page

We don't just accept difference - we celebrate it. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this role and are committed to building inclusive, diverse workplaces where everyone can thrive. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know. PageGroup acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land we operate on.