Company Secretary - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 30/10/2023
REF: CEVcos1023
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Company Secretary

Close Date: 30/10/2023
REF: CEVcos1023
  • Exciting opportunity to establish and lead governance processes and standards
  • Provide advice and support to the CECV Board, committees and leadership team
  • Lead enterprise governance practices and compliance


The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) seeks an experienced company secretary to establish and lead CECV governance processes and standards, in order to fulfil the administrative and statutory obligations on behalf of the CECV Board.

Reporting directly to the Board Chair and Executive Director, and with one direct report, this important position provides secretariat support to the CECV Board and its committees, ensuring their efficient and effective operation.  The Company Secretary leads compliance and enterprise governance practices, ensuring the maintenance of relevant records, registers, policies and statutory documents.  This new position will have considerable autonomy in establishing the function with a new Board, ensuring best practice.  With knowledge of the Corporations Act and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission requirements, the appointee will also provide counsel on corporate governance principles.

With at least three years as a company secretary, the ideal candidate will demonstrate success in navigating complex hierarchies and structures, ideally with experience in the education or not-for-profit sector.  Outstanding communication skills, the ability to influence, and strengths in building and maintaining stakeholder relationships will be essential in collaborating with the Board and senior executives, while exercising a high level of integrity and confidentiality.  Experienced in building or developing a company secretarial function, you will be efficient in the proactive management of relevant processes and records, ensuring compliance and effective risk mitigation.

With a relevant tertiary qualification, the successful candidate will be personally aligned with the ethos, values and mission of Catholic education and to CECV values of fairness, transparency, integrity, and Christian concern for all.

The organisation

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) is the peak body for Catholic education in Victoria.  Established in 1973 by the Archbishop of Melbourne and the Bishops of the Ballarat, Sale, and Sandhurst dioceses, it was incorporated in 2006 and acts as the voice of Catholic education in state and national matters.

CECV receives and distributes funding from state and federal governments for Catholic schools, provides strategic leadership and planning, and ensures proper governance in Catholic education statewide.  It is responsible for sector leadership in education integrity and governance and has a Memorandum of Understanding to act as a Review Body for Catholic schools with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).  As a Review Body, CECV supports, reviews, and monitors the compliance of Catholic schools with all registration, reporting and other requirements under relevant laws.

CECV is currently engaged in a significant organisational redesign, the overriding objective of which is to establish a robust and sustainable CECV for the future.

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To apply: Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference CEVcos1023, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, or call 1300 347 437 (Australia) or +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.


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