Corporate Secretary

South East Water

Location: Frankston

Job Type: Full time


Who are we?

We’re here to help people live well and create a better and more sustainable future. We support healthy and liveable communities by delivering water, sewerage and recycled water services to 1.77 million people who rely on us every day and every night. At South East Water, we innovate with purpose and act with care to deliver healthy water for life. Fresh thinking and collaboration are at the heart of our organisation. We are constantly learning, embracing the challenges of today and excited by the opportunities that tomorrow will bring.

The role

Our career options are as diverse as our people; we all have an important role to play! An exciting, new opportunity now exists for a professional Corporate Secretary to provide company secretarial, governance advice and services to the Board of South East Water (SEW), Iota Services Pty Ltd (Iota) and associated Board Committees.

A core leadership role within our group and reporting to the General Manager, People Safety and Governance, you will also have a direct line of contact with the Managing Director and members of the Board and Committees. Your role will be to ensure that the statutory obligations of each Board and Committee functions are met in alignment with the Water Act 1989 and the Corporations Act 2001.

Some of the other key accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing expert advice for all matters relating to Governance and Corporate Secretary activities
  • Leading, coaching and developing the co-sec team members and SEW leaders on all matters relating to Corporate Secretary activities and the Board
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement in board and committee policies and reviewing papers for each Board and Committee
  • Developing strong working relationships with General Managers and Branch Managers and participating as an effective member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), contributing to corporate direction and purpose.
  • Providing or co-ordinating company secretarial and administrative support for the Boards and associated committees, including preparing of agendas, reports and minutes.
  • Preparing associated documentation in regard to Corporate Governance issues, including providing advice and assistance.
  • Preparing advice on standards, protocol and accuracy of information to be presented to the Board of Directors.

Who are you?

Armed with governance related and co-sec experience, including policy development and advice, and ideally supported by a tertiary qualification preferably in law or business, you will be a strategic and conceptual thinker that enables seamless ways of working across all levels of the organisation.

With strong commercial acumen and a broad understanding of all business systems and processes, you will possess leadership attributes that inspire and energise and contribute to a positive culture. Your exceptional communication skills and ability to build strong relationships across the business will put you in a good position to navigate a complex operational environment.

Though water industry corporate wide experience and knowledge and understanding of obligations under the Water Act is desirable, it is not essential.

Whats in it for you?

  • A commitment to work-life balance with truly flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working, leave purchasing and RDO options.
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave for all parents and paid super on unpaid parental leave
  • A range of benefits, including free on-site parking and cultural leave.
  • A great culture working in collaborative teams with strong work ethics.
  • Career focused learning and development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation committed to environmental initiatives.
  • Enjoy modern office facilities with panoramic beachfront views.

We're for everyone

We do meaningful work, but how we do it is just as important. We’re here to help people live well, protect the environment, and keep healthy water and resources accessible and affordable for all.  We know to make a positive difference we need to support our people to be their very best. Flexibility and innovation are at the heart of how we work.  But it’s our people’s collective ambition, authenticity and differences that bring our culture to life. 

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. Everyone brings a unique voice and a refreshing perspective that keeps us innovating. It makes us better learners, thinkers and collaborators, helping create better outcomes for our customers. Even though we’re all different, we still share a common goal to deliver healthy water for life. 

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people with disability and from culturally diverse backgrounds. We aim to provide an inclusive and accessible workplace for everyone. If you need any help with the application process or would like to discuss your reasonable adjustments during interviews, or to learn more about the role, please contact:

Keen to make an impact?

Click here to check out the position description. We're accepting applications for this exciting opportunity until Wednesday 7 December 2022.

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