Governance Director

The Governance Director works for the benefit of the Australian Labor Party (NSW Branch). If a member of the Party, the person should neither hold nor seek to be elected to any positions within a Party unit, including branch, SEC or FEC. If the person holds such a position prior to occupying the role of Governance Director, they should take active steps to relinquish that position as soon as possible.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • General Office Administration and Oversight

  • Compliance

  • Financial Control, Audit and Disclosure

  • Risk Management

  • Party Agent

  • Regular monthly reporting to the Administrative Committee

  • Oversight of preselection processes

  • Oversight and operation of Internal Appeals Tribunal and the Review Tribunal

  • Oversight and operation of Finance and Compliance Committee

  • Ensure the existence of an effective regulatory and legal framework within the Party Office

  • Recruitment and management of administrative staff

  • Implementation of Training and Development programs for administrative and political staff

  • Human resources management of all administrative staff including annual performance reviews

  • Development and implementation of office policies and procedures

  • Grievance Handling and Dispute Resolution

  • Ongoing governance improvement

  • Transparency and disclosure on the operation matters of the Party Office

  • Balance relationships between stake holders such as office staff, Party Office and membership, Party Office and MPs, donors and suppliers etc.

At any time and from time to time, the Governance Director may be requested by the ALP to undertake additional or different duties, responsibilities and tasks that are not set out above but are generally within the scope of the position.

A Performance Review will take place prior to the conclusion of the six (6) month probation period (Monday 6 March), and then on an annual basis thereafter.

To apply, please send a Cover Letter and CV to

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