Assistant Company Secretary

Read Assistant Company Secretary
Church Missionary Society - Australia
Location: Sydney CBD
Date advertised: 1st May 2019
Job Type: Full time, Temporary/Contract
Closing Date: 31 May 2019
  • Fixed term full-time position in the Sydney CBD
  • Christian missionary organisation

Do you have a heart for cross-cultural mission?

CMS (the Church Missionary Society of Australia) is a fellowship of Christian people committed to cross-cultural mission.  CMS works in partnership with local churches to set apart long-term workers who cross cultures to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

CMS Australia is currently seeking an Assistant Company Secretary based in the Sydney CBD. The successful candidate will work as part of the CMS-Australia Business Administration Team.

Main responsibilities

  • Assist the Company Secretary of CMS-A, in liaising with the Chairman in respect of the circulation of Board papers, Minutes, Chairs report, and relevant policies.
  • Assist the Chairs of Board Committees by acting as committee secretary: Audit and Risk Committee, Governance and Nominations Committee, Constitution Working Group, and other nominated committees
  • Oversee the management and administration of all physical arrangements for the meetings of the Board, CMS-A Board Committees, and Federal Council
  • Assist the Company Secretary in meeting governance requirements, as required by the Corporations Act, CMS-A Constitution, ACNC and any other relevant legislation or regulation.
  • Assists in various business admin duties as required

Skills & Attributes

  • Strong commitment to the Christian vision and values of CMS, with a passion for worldwide mission and active participation with your local evangelical church;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to gather and synthesis information
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment and independently, with minimal supervision
  • Relates well to a range of people with good problem-solving ability and willingness to be flexible
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, office administration
  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience with corporate governance roles
  • Prior experience with supporting Board and familiar with putting together Board papers, agendas, minutes and other Company Secretarial matters is preferred.
  • Able to work Monday, Thursday and Friday.

For more details, and a copy of the position description go to

Your application should include a covering letter, addressing the above criteria; a résumé; at least three references, including one from your church minister.

Please apply by email to and include ‘Assistant Company Secretary’ in the subject line.

Applications will close 31 May 2019.