First listed on: 22 February 2021

Governance Officer – Privacy & FOI 

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Governance team and will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of effective privacy management strategies across the organisation to ensure the integrity of personal and health information. You will also assess and answer requests for information made pursuant to Freedom of Information Act (Vic) 1982 to facilitate public accountability and transparency through access to information.

In addition, you will carry out a range of high-level administrative functions to support the wider operation of the Governance team, including delegations, compliance and audit. To fulfil the requirements of this role you will be organised, diligent and capable of working to a schedule to deliver time-sensitive outcomes and will be part of a professional, supportive, positive and inclusive team.

This is a permanent part-time position working 60.8 hours per fortnight.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting a proactive privacy culture by assisting with the implementation of a number of privacy management strategies across the organisation.
  • Assisting in the delivery of effective freedom of information practices for the organisation.
  • Communicating with applicants or complainants in a sensitive and professional manner.
  • Practising effective reporting to track activity, themes and trends in privacy and freedom of information matters over time.
  • Engaging proactively and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and ongoing consultation, communication and collaboration with key stakeholders to achieve timely and successful outcomes as per statutory timeframes.
  • Providing operational support to the Senior Governance Officer – Privacy & FOI and the Governance team.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Law, Business Administration, Business Management or related field with some experience in a similar administrative/governance functional support role in comparable organisations, or lessor formal qualifications with relevant experience in the field.
  • Comprehension of the legislative framework for privacy, as well as the Freedom of Information Act (Vic) 1982.
  • Ability to interpret and apply legislation and use personal judgement to support effective decision making.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise work to achieve outcomes, adhere to timelines and manage competing priorities.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the APPLY NOW button below to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

Enquiries: Sarah McKew | 03 5272 5168 |

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 5 March 2021.

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

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