Senior Legal Counsel (PVO7)

Job posted: 21/07/2021
Applications close: 15/08/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Parks Victoria

Salary: $108,893 - $118,966

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/10558000

Reference: VG/10558000

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $108,893 - $118,966

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Provide strategic legal advice to senior management and staff with respect to legal, regulatory or compliance matters in this vital role.

  • Work as an independent practitioner with senior stakeholders to manage legal risk
  • Join an innovative and progressive legal services team
  • Ongoing, full time role located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD

About the branch

The People Safety & Risk Division provides advice and support for legal, statutory compliance, governance, audit and risk functions for Parks Victoria. It provides the tools and frameworks to ensure efficient and effective governance processes, including a risk management framework that can assist management to make informed decisions within an acceptable risk profile.

About the role and your responsibilities:  

As the Senior Legal Counsel, your primary focus is to manage the legal risk of the organisation. You will work closely and proactively partner with the Parks Victoria divisions to provide strategic legal advice. The position provides a wide range of legal services either directly or by engaging external law firms as appropriate.

In this role you will also contribute to the development of standardised advice, information and documents to align with contemporary laws, requirements and practices, as well as review and prepare new leases, licences, consents, permits and related documents. You will instruct external lawyers on the preparation of commercial agreements and negotiate new agreements, and assist with enhancing the capabilities and competencies of Parks Victoria employees to manage the organisation's legal risk including the provision of training on legal matters and governance issues as required.

To be successful for this role you will need:

  • A tertiary qualification in law is essential as well as having been admitted to practice law in Victoria.
  • Extensive post admission experience is highly desirable.
  • An exposure as in-house legal counsel to the following areas is highly desirable: general contracting, leasing, construction law and statutory interpretation.
  • Demonstrated high-level judgement as well as experience in analytical problem solving and providing support for decision making.
  • A current employee Working with Children Check

Your application must include:

  • Your current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) as outlined in the position description

Join our innovative organisation and enjoy what you do, apply today!

Application Closing date: Sunday 15 August 2021

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to commencing employment.

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. All Parks Victoria staff are expected to support this commitment.

Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone's business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone's contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve.

Senior Legal Counsel  (PVO7)

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John Stevens | (03) 8427 2948

Senior Legal Counsel  (PVO7)