Senior Legal Counsel, Legal & Advisory

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 02/06/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time - Flexible

Organisation: Development Victoria

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Legal

Reference: 740

Reference: 740

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About Us

At Development Victoria, we’re passionate about making Victoria a great place to be. We create vibrant places across our state, through diverse and strategic property development and urban renewal projects.
As the Victorian Government’s development arm, we revitalise iconic public buildings, create important cultural and recreational facilities and repurpose public land, for all Victorians. We also build great homes and communities where people and businesses can thrive, catering for different budgets, lifestyles, and people - designed to be sustainable and affordable.

Job Description

The Role

Reporting directly to the Deputy General Counsel, you will be instrumental in supporting our objectives by delivering high-quality, strategic, and cost-effective legal services. Your role will directly contribute to the successful delivery of homes and communities, iconic precincts, and recreational facilities that will make a difference to Victorians for generations to come.

Core Responsibilities

  • Establish trusted business partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, offering advice throughout project lifecycles.
  • Advise on legal documentation for project delivery, ensuring alignment with Development Victoria’s objectives and State Government policy requirements.
  • Identify and escalate areas of legal and compliance risk to senior management.
  • Manage external legal services, ensuring alignment with project objectives and cost-effectiveness.
  • Maintain awareness of legal and regulatory developments, informing the organization through policies, guidelines, and training.
  • Develop systems, precedents, and policies to enhance cost-effectiveness and reduce legal risk.
  • Provide mentoring and leadership to support the growth of capability within the Legal team and broader organisation.
  • Provide ad hoc advice on various governance and compliance matters and advise on matters relating to Development Victoria’s risk appetite. 

Desired Skills and Experience

About You

  • Admitted to practice as a solicitor in Victoria.
  • Demonstrated experience in a well-regarded in-house legal team or law firm, ideally with approximately 10 years of post-admission experience. 
  • Broad commercial and/or contract law experience is essential.
  • Experience in the following is desirable:
    • working in a government related environment and/or within legislative parameters
    • property development, construction law and/or commercial law
    • major projects
    • compliance and risk
    • advising on probity issues in a bid process and procurement matters

If you are a seasoned legal professional looking for a diverse and challenging role within a dynamic team environment, we encourage you to apply! 

Employee Benefits

  • We drive strong collaboration and support our teams to work virtually and flexibly.
  • Professional development opportunities available including; 
    • Study support
    • Mentoring programs
    • Opportunity to participate in cross functional working groups that drive diversity and inclusion and sustainability initiatives.
  • Novated leasing
  • Purchase leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Technology salary sacrifice
  • Employee referral bonuses 
  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives such as EAP and mental health and wellbeing leave
  • Access to group life & group salary continuance insurance
  • Modern onsite facilities

Application Process

  • Please apply via our careers page linked to this advertisement, applications will not be accepted via email. 
  • Please note: The preferred candidate will be required to complete a national police record check prior to an offer of employment being made.
  • At Development Victoria, we work flexibly and value diversity, and we invite you to talk to us about any preferences or adjustments you may value or require to either our recruitment process or the role itself. If you identify as a person with disability, please let us know how we can provide additional support to your application.

Application Deadline: Please submit your application by 02/06/2024. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

We respectfully request no agency approaches. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes being sent to anyone here in our business.

Senior Legal Counsel, Legal & Advisory

Job type:

Full time - Flexible

Job classification:

Not provided


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Senior Legal Counsel, Legal & Advisory