General Counsel

Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
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Friday, 19 November 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join a Go8 university that’s globally recognised for making an impact.
  • See the difference you can make, through the work you do
  • Lead, develop and grow the UNSW Legal team

About the opportunity:

UNSW is one of the top 100 universities in the world, and is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation. As Australia’s Global University it is committed to making a difference by focusing on areas critical to the future.

As the University continues to expand its reach to more students from all backgrounds and communities, UNSW’s pioneering research and sustained innovation addresses and informs some of the most important issues facing society.

The University is now seeking a dynamic and innovative General Counsel to proactively support the University’s leadership team and be accountable for the overall leadership and development of its in-house legal and compliance team.

About you:

Ideally you will be familiar with the demands of being a General Counsel in a large, complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

Complementing a broad range of legal and leadership skills, you will be a problem solver who acts as a facilitator and possesses sound commercial acumen.

Strong communication skills and a business partnering approach will position you as a ‘trusted advisor’ to key stakeholders within the University. You will demonstrate an outward looking approach enabling you to provide timely pragmatic advice and support at a senior level.

An understanding of the higher education sector will be advantageous but is not a requirement for this role.

To apply:  

To apply or to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact our advising consultants Alun Parry or Lisa Pendleton at Boyden on +61 2 9225 7400 or email:

Applications close on Friday 19 November 2021.

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.