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Commercial Lawyer In-House

In-House (Commercial) Lawyer role! Make a difference as part of a strong Executive Team working closely with Head of Legal

It's all about you..
If you're looking for something a little different, within a collaborative & efficient Executive team, where you can fully utilise your expertise in commercial/contract/procurement matters on a full-time basis, with a monthly day off, this may tick all your boxes!

About our client...
Our client is essentially a well established state government procurement team providing responsive service delivery to their clients/patients within the public sector. They are now seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Lawyer to support their Head of Legal. 

About this role...
Based in Melbourne, this is a newly created role reporting directly to the Head of Legal whilst working collaboratively with organisation's management team including, senior Managers and staff.   The purpose of this role is to provide practical and strategic advice on legal and policy issues, including a sound understanding of the tender process and contract law, assist in contract drafting and negotiations and assist in the promotion of corporate governance and risk management principles.  Some specific duties & responsibilities will be around the following aspects:
  • Providing legal advice on various areas of law, including, but not limited to, consumer protection, competition, administrative, intellectual property, privacy and data protection and dispute resolution.
  • Assist in the review, drafting and negotiation of contracts based on procurement policies, best practices and case law.
  • Provide legal and strategic advice to internal clients and stakeholders.
  • Assist staff compliance with legal requirements, policies & frameworks by assisting in the development and implementation of training and guidance to staff.
  • Assist in the assessment of requests for information, including requests under the Freedom of Information Act and by regulatory bodies;
  • Risk Management eg. assisting with the application of probity policies & procedures; conducting investigations & reviewing any complaints; maintaining systems that support the risk frameworks
  • Management undertake senior management activities and deputise the Head of Legal as required; contribute and participate in formal meetings; communications with senior & executive leadership teams
  • Leadership -support the development of a vision strategy & organisational change, fostering a workplace culture that is consistent with the organisational culture through exemplary communication & empowerment.
Ideal candidates...
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be a qualified Lawyer, with proven experience in:-
  • Procurement law and drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements;
  • Exposure to investigations and process for assessing requests for information, including request under the Freedom of Information Act
  • Awareness of systems that support corporate governance and risk management;
  • Proven problem-solving skills;
  • demonstrate sound judgement and resilience;
  • The role requires a disciplined approach, with exceptional written and verbal communications skills; strong attention to detail, organisational, team-building and time-management skills with a passion to make a difference in the public health sector.
What's on offer...
As an integral part of an experienced and collegiate team you will play a pivotal role in this specialist and dynamic group! In addition to attractive remuneration (Govt. Band 5 Level) you will enjoy a monthly day off, invitations to events aimed at staff health & well-being; onsite gym accesshandy CBD location -close to train, flexible working arrangements & staff facilities.

So let's talk...
To apply online, please click on the apply button now!

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion please contact:
Sharon Henderson l Partner
T. 03 9098 8776
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Advertiser Details

Legal People

Level 40, 140 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: 03 9670 5051

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Job Summary

Type:
Permanent / Full Time
Location:
Melbourne
Profession:
Legal (Professional and Support)
Role:
Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial, Lawyer - Compliance, Lawyer - Inhouse
Reference:
2997975
Date Listed:
07-Nov-19