First listed on: 02 June 2020





Located in the northern rivers area of NSW, Rous County Council is a special-purpose local government organisation that delivers bulk water and provides flood mitigation and weed biosecurity services.

The position

The Governance Advisor will lead and deliver timely internal customer focussed governance advice and services to enable the achievement of Council’s business goals in a manner consistent with applicable legal, accountability and policy obligations.


Qualifications and experience


This position requires a relevant bachelor level qualification in law or relevant equivalent qualification supported by 3-5 years in a similar role.

Proven experience and results in providing governance advice (verbal and written) and support services on a broad range of topics for a wide range of internal stakeholders are essential for this role.

The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to act with a high level of integrity, make ethical, evidence-based decisions, be highly motivated and have the ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.

You must also be committed to promoting Council’s Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability and Respect.


Please refer to the position description for full details of essential criteria.


Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government State Award 2017. Salary range $79,227- $92,674 per annum based on skills and experience plus statutory superannuation (9.5%) and generous working conditions including a 70 hour, nine-day fortnight. A satisfactory health assessment, including drug screening is a pre-requisite to an offer of employment.



A position description, information package and further details about Rous County Council are available on Council’s website at or by contacting Human Resources on (02) 6623 3800.


Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the position description.


Applications can be forwarded by:

  • email to

  • by post addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 230, Lismore NSW 2480, or
  • delivery to Reception on Level 4, 218-232 Molesworth Street, Lismore.


    Applications close: 9:00am Wednesday 17th June 2020


    Rous County Council is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and diversity across our workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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