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Legal Counsel

Hays | Legal

Base pay $120k - $145k
Permanent Standard/Business Hours
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Full job description

Your new company
Hays Legal have partnered with a leading government authority, based in the Melbourne CBD to recruit for a Legal Counsel position. This department has an incredibly supportive, friendly and flexible culture. In this permanent role, you will work within a skilled legal team, responsible for providing legal advice across a variety of matters within the financial sector.

Your new role
As a Legal Counsel, you will work within the legal team, to support the Head of Legal and Compliance to provide strategic and high-quality legal advice and corporate secretarial services to the organisation. You will also:

  • Provide legal advice to both internal and external stakeholders on issues including statutory interpretation, privacy & data protection, contract and intellectual property
  • Plan procurements and developing the required procurement documentation, including tender documentation and proposed contract terms and variables
  • Provide advice and direction on procurement processes to achieve compliance with internal and government policies
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements including IT agreements and licences.
  • Draft and review MOU’s with clients
  • Have legal input and review existing template documents, notices and guidance material

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Admission to the legal profession and hold a current Victorian legal practising certificate
  • Preferably 3+ years post admission experience
  • Previous experience working in an in-house counsel role
  • Proven experience across Procurement, FOI, privacy, Intellectual Property, drafting contracts and strong experience and exposure to admin law including statutory interpretation
  • Written skills which are proven to be of the highest level

What you'll get in return
In return, you will work in a career defining role in a dynamic and fast-growing team with exposure to a range of legal issues and subject matter not offered by other legal roles. You will be part of a high performing legal team, reporting to and assisting a supportive manager. This department offers competitive remuneration and a vibrant and collegiate work culture.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us Suras Khosla now on 9604 9519 or email suras.khosla@hays.com.au.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Pay comparison
Market average based on all Legal Counsel jobs in Melbourne VIC
Base pay range
$120k - $145k
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Job details
Date posted
27 Mar 2022
Commercial & Corporate Law
Base pay
$120k - $145k
Work type
Job mode
Standard/Business Hours

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