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Corporate Secretary - Wellington - ACC

  • Fixed term for 18 months, 9% superannuation contributions plus other benefits.
  • Join a highly motivated team & Manager, with plenty of opportunities to grow & develop.
  • Work on a broad range of legal, governance & regulatory matters.

ACC is an organisation that grew out of bold thinking and has an enduring commitment to care for others at work, home, and play. We offer hybrid working options, 9% employer superannuation contribution, career development opportunities within ACC, and many other employee benefits.

Our Governance function is establishing itself as a centre of excellence, working across the organisation to enhance ACC’s governance and enable the best outcomes. Working with a refreshed Board, and with a new Manager, our team provides governance services to the Board, Executive and ACC, and corporate secretariat services to the Board, Board Committees and Executive, and governance advice to ACC teams. 

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Corporate Secretary for an 18-month, fixed term contract, located in Wellington.


Mō tenei tūrana mahi | About this role

As our new Corporate Secretary, we’ll be looking to you to take a big picture view of the Governance function and support the team to provide efficient and effective governance advisory and corporate secretariat services.

You’ll be reporting to the Manager Governance, supporting the Senior Corporate Secretary, and working to deliver quality engagement between the ACC teams, Board Committees and Executive Team. This includes ensuring there are sustainable and robust governance and corporate secretariat systems and processes that enable ACC to uplift its governance practices. You’ll also be a key contributor in the maintenance and management of governance policies, records, and decision-making frameworks.


Ko wai koe | About you

You’ll have a legal qualification, senior level governance experience and be well-practiced in secretariat work, ideally from within a large organisation. You’ll have worked with Boards in a public sector or Crown Entity environment and have excellent understanding of the corporate governance landscape. To be successful you’ll be proactive and inclusive, with an ability to think strategically.

We’re a nimble, energetic, and creative team within an interesting organisation. We stay flexible, practise resilience, and need someone who is capable of and willing to work on a broad range of legal, governance and regulatory matters.


Working at ACC:

We know that a diverse and inclusive team helps us meet the needs of our customers and we welcome candidates from every ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, and those with a disability or who have additional mental health needs. It is important to us that people are free to be themselves at work. Here are some ways we encourage that:

  • Employee networks to support our colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • The option to explore flexible working that suits your needs and ours.
  • Development opportunities in te reo Māori me ngā tikanga.

The base salary range for this role is $97,888 – $138,194 with appointment depending on skills and experience. ACC also offers 9% superannuation.

For a detailed position description, please click here.

We are also advertising for a Governance Advisor, see here.


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Applications close Monday, 30 January 2023 and can only be accepted when submitted through our ACC Careers Website. If you would like further information about the role, please contact our Manager Governance - [email protected]. If you encounter accessibility issues when submitting your application, please contact [email protected], with the word ‘Recruitment’ in the subject line.