Legal Counsel

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Contract Type: HR Services
Location: Newcastle
Reference: 447752B
Contact Name: Louise Mann
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 14, 2022 15:45

Job Description

  • 10 month contract, 4 days per week

  • Excellent in-house opportunity

  • Hybrid work options available

About the organisation

Our client has set the benchmark in equipment management solutions in the mining and construction industries. With more than 3,000 staff spread across locations in NSW, ACT and WA, they focus on long-term relationships with their clients and their people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Legal Counsel to joint their in-house legal team, for a 11 month contract.

About the opportunity

As Legal Counsel, you will provide legal advice to business stakeholders in an in-house capacity. The role is a generalist role, providing accurate, timely, commercial and pragmatic legal advice to the organisation to support and protect their interests, on a range of legal and regulatory matters across the organisation.

You will:

  • Draft, review and negotiate legal agreements (including customer agreements, procurement and leasing) with third parties to minimise legal risk and ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with legislative requirements by monitoring legislative changes and implementing appropriate compliance programmes and frameworks.

  • Provide legal/compliance training to business

About you

This role is an excellent opportunity for a legal professional who can demonstrate the following experience and attributes:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law, current practicing certificate and 3-5 years’ experience, preferably with in-house experience

  • Demonstrated experience advising on commercial legal matters, including strong experience with commercial contracts

  • Demonstrated skills in resolving disputes with third parties, including litigation

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with an ability to work with diverse client groups

  • Strong skills in negotiating effectively with service providers and other stakeholders

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

How to apply

This opportunity is being offered as a 10 month contract as maternity leave cover. Genuine flexible work arrangement are on offer, with the option to work part-time across 5 days if desired.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Louise Mann on 0403 416 134 or for a confidential discussion. Alternatively, click "Apply" to submit your covering letter and CV. Applicants are encourage to apply as soon as possible as interviewing will commence immediately.

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