Senior Legal Counsel

Job posted: 15/10/2020
Applications close: 29/10/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: 38459

Reference: 38459

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated senior lawyer to join Western Health at its Footscray Campus. The role is part-time, three days a week.
Reporting to the General Counsel, the focus of this role will be on insurance and medico-legal matters, Freedom of Information and legal compliance. You will however, also be required to provide advice to the Organisation on a range of issues including commercial, corporate, privacy, development and capital works, procurement, research, funding agreements, leasing and licensing, as well as general advice as needed relating to clinical and patient matters.
To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant qualification i.e. degree in law

  • Current practicing certificate

  • Relevant post-admission experience

  • Experience dealing with or advising on compliance issues

  • Ability to review and manage arrangements with external law firms and other service providers

  • strong interpersonal skills and a practical approach to providing advice and communicating with stakeholders effectively 

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Senior Legal Counsel

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Mathew Lawson - 83457128
Claire Burchell - 83457128

Senior Legal Counsel