Director Compliance & Integrity

Job title : Director Compliance & Integrity
Location : Victoria
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Lee
Contact email :
Job reference : 1492216
Our Client

More than a century ago, our client embarked on a mission: to extend educational opportunities to those previously marginalized from further learning. Today, that founding vision propels them forward as they remain steadfast in their dedication to education transformation. With a focus on innovation, industry collaboration, and social inclusivity, our client is pioneering positive change for their students, faculty, and wider community.

Renowned globally, our client boasts a reputation built on excellence in research, seamlessly blending the realms of science, technology, and business with societal needs. Their commitment to top-tier education, research, and fostering impactful graduate outcomes is reflected in their esteemed position in international academic rankings.

No matter the background or aspirations of their students, our client is dedicated to empowering them to navigate and thrive in an interconnected world. At our client, they are not just shaping minds; they are shaping futures.

About the role

As a senior leader within the Legal, Compliance, Risk & Assurance department, this role reports directly to the General Counsel. Tasked with ensuring adherence to legal and regulatory standards, this role encompasses overseeing governance activities, maintaining compliance frameworks, and promoting ethical conduct throughout the university.

  • Develop and maintain the university's governance framework, policies, and procedures to align with legal requirements and support organizational objectives. This includes regular review and updates to ensure compliance and relevance.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory developments affecting the university, assess their impact, and implement necessary responses. Conduct audits to evaluate compliance levels and address areas of non-compliance.
  • Oversee regulatory filings, reports, and disclosures, serving as the primary liaison with regulatory agencies and external auditors.
  • Establish and uphold integrity frameworks, providing guidance on ethical decision-making and managing complaints and misconduct processes.
  • Continuously assess and improve the effectiveness of regulatory and integrity functions through feedback and reporting mechanisms.
  • Lead the Integrity and Compliance team, fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, and performance excellence. Develop team capabilities and align talent management with organizational strategies.
  • Ad hoc duties as University secretary for the purposes of elections and student appeals.
About you
  • Degree or Post Graduate qualification in business administration, governance, law, or related discipline. 
  • Current unrestricted Legal practice certificate (preferable)
  • Significant experience in governance, compliance, or related fields, ideally within higher education or large complex organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of governance principles, regulatory requirements, and best practices in the Australian higher education sector.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and influence decision-making at all levels.
  • Proven leadership experience, including the ability to motivate teams, manage priorities, and drive results in a dynamic environment.
  • Open to Legal professionals with relevant compliance experience.

This role is exclusive to Sharp & Carter Legal.  For more information including a full position description please contact Lee on 0450 363 147 or