Lawyer-Team Leader, Business Advisory (VPSG5.2)

Job posted: 15/09/2021
Applications close: 30/09/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Sustainability Victoria

Salary: $113,412 - $124,183

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/SV/BAL/101117B

Reference: VG/SV/BAL/101117B

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $113,412 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Sustainability Victoria (SV) is a trusted delivery agency of the Victorian Government and a market enabler. We are passionate about creating a future where waste is designed out of the system and products and materials stay in our economy for as long as possible. We are dedicated to working alongside communities to create a local, thriving lifestyle, where there are no net carbon emissions, Victorians are healthy, and our economy is strong. We do this by attracting and accelerating infrastructure investment and innovation, leading wide-ranging behavioural change, and partnering with all Victorians to take direct action at neighbourhood, regional and State scale. In 2020 Sustainability Victoria was awarded an IPAA Leading Employer finalist, reflective of our commitment to our people, our culture, and our growth mindset.

  • Legal Eagle with Environmental Focus
  • Contracts, Procurement & Grants
  • Opportunity to lead a small team


The opportunity

Sustainability Victoria's Legal & Governance team sits in the Business Advisory group and provides legal, contract, procurement, grant, compliance, governance and risk advice and support to SV's management and business groups. We actively work with the business to provide advice and support on a range of legal issues including contract, commercial, intellectual property, statutory compliance, governance, privacy, competition & consumer and securities law.

The purpose of the Lawyer – Team Leader, Business Advisory role is to provide legal advice where required to ensure the successful delivery of SV's projects and the effective management of our business.

The Lawyer – Team Leader, Business Advisory ensures that our contracts meet our business needs and effectively manage risk by drafting, negotiating and advising on contracts as required while managing a small team of procurement advisers.

In addition, the role will provide support and advice to ensure SV maintains compliance with our statutory and governance obligations as a Victorian government agency.

Specialist technical skills/Knowledge

  • Law degree and current practicing certificate
  • Experience in commercial, contract, procurement, intellectual property, public/administration, consumer and governance law and practice, particularly in a public sector context.

The closing date for this position is midnight, Thursday 29 September 2021.

How to apply: 

Applicants should view the full position description attached & applicant information guide attached to this advertisement before applying.

To be considered for this role applicants must submit:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

  • This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.
  • Please note in line with existing VPS guidelines SV is currently working remotely.
  • Employment of successful candidates may be subject to a National Police Check.

We are building an inclusive workplace to better reflect the community in which we live to embrace our differences and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

Lawyer-Team Leader, Business Advisory (VPSG5.2)

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Helen Grutzner General Counsel | (03) 8626 8754

Lawyer-Team Leader, Business Advisory (VPSG5.2)