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26/6/2024 Darwin Full Time

The Northern Territory Council of Government Schools Organisations (NT COGSO) is the peak parent body for public education in the NT.

We are committed to empowering school communities to achieve improved educational outcomes.


  • As a Governance Officer you will provide proactive and responsive training, mentoring, support and advice on all governance matters to Northern Territory Government School Councils and Boards.
  • The role is based in Palmerston City, and requires regular travel to urban, rural, remote and very remote school communities via road, charter and commercial flights during school terms.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Ability to impart information on relevant legislation, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Strong administrative skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated cross cultural competence, preferably in a Northern Territory context.
  • Advanced MS office skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to work regular evenings and some travel overnight.


  • A career where no day is the same as the next.
  • Full time employment.
  • An opportunity to travel across the vast Northern Territory landscape and visit remote communities few people get the chance to experience.
  • A small team and an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels valued.
  • An opportunity to make a difference to public education in the Northern Territory.
  • Extensive training for the role
  • And much, much more!


Demonstrate your suitability for the role by commenting on your abilities and experience against each of the Selection Criteria contained within the Job Description.

  • Maximum four (4) page written response outlining your suitability against each of the selection criteria.
  • CV (curriculum vitae - overview of your experience and qualifications)
  • Contact details for two (2) referees (one of whom should be a recent supervisor)

Download the Job Description here:

Applications close Friday 12 July.


  • For further information please contact Alice Gawler on 08 7942 ... or

Darwin 820

Sub Sector
Education & Training
Salary Type
Annual Package
Job Type
Full Time
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