Manager, Governance and Board Secretary

Job Description

Use your skills managing Boards and Committees and governance obligations to full effect as you drive Board performance for the Women’s.

  • Add value to a highly regarded “for purpose” institution
  • Deal direct with Executives and assist the Board
  • Report directly to the CEO of this values based hospital

About Us  

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s oldest and most distinguished tertiary hospital, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of women and newborns, offering specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.  Our goal is to be the best place to work, learn and contribute, and to provide exceptional experiences for our patients and consumers.

Our Manager, Governance & Board Secretary Role

Positioned within the Office of the CEO, The Manager, Governance & Board Secretary has oversight of both Board and Department of Health Governance arrangements for the Hospital. Using their specialist knowledge and experience, this role co-ordinates the affairs of The Royal Women’s Hospital Board and its Committees, and ensures that the Hospital meets its external reporting requirements and governance obligations as a publicly funded institution.  

Reporting direct to the CEO, this role offers a rare mix of autonomy, high-level interactions, and the opportunity to add value to a highly regarded “for purpose” institution. Dealing directly with key Executives, attending Board and Committee meetings (often online) and also assisting the CEO with governance, the incumbent will enjoy a rare level of responsibility and job satisfaction as you support the Hospital achieve its aims and perform in accordance with its values and legal obligations.  

A key part of the role includes preparing for, organizing and attending Board and Committee meetings, taking minutes, and following up to ensure key outcomes are achieved. In addition to high-level analytical skills, the successful applicant will possess highly evolved organizational skills, the ability to deal directly with senior Executives and Committee leaders, including the CEO, and work with the Board to achieve their aims.  

About you  

This role will suit a proven professional with experience working for Boards, and relevant qualifications in areas such as law, accounting and/or a Company Directors etc. On a personal level, you will be highly organized, able to manage upwards and follow up when needed, enjoy a structured work environment and task setting, and thrive under their own steam and autonomy.  


This role offers a rare chance to take on a senior position in a well-established and highly-regarded for purpose business, and contribute to successfully implementing the vision shared by the team at the Women’s. In return, the Women’s offers a good salary package, tax benefits, a range of employee benefits, including 5 weeks of annual leave, flexible working conditions, some WFH, training and career opportunities.  

To Apply

To be considered for this quality Melbourne based role or to obtain a copy of the position description, email a CV to Paul Burgess via [email protected] or call Paul to discuss on 0414 687 629. This role is exclusive to Burgess Paluch.