Brisbane, Australia
$83,633.65 - $91,350.33
02 Nov 2018
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18 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UQ Legal Services

Led by the General Counsel, UQ Legal Services is responsible for the delivery of legal services to the Vice-Chancellor, executive management, and other key decision makers at UQ in order to support the achievement of UQ’s strategic objectives while protecting its interests. The General Counsel reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is part of the Chief Operating Officer’s senior management team.

UQ Legal Services is currently comprised of:

  • The Legal Services (General) team (which includes this Lawyer position);
  • The Legal Services (Research) team which focuses on research related contracts and matters; and
  • The UQ Copyright team which deals with copyright matters.

The role

As Lawyer, you will be responsible for providing advice on legal issues arising from UQ’s broad range of activities, particularly in respect of commercial and contract activities. You will also provide advice to UQ on its compliance with legal obligations, governance issues and policy requirements.

You will work with and under the direction of the Associate Director and other senior lawyers in Legal Services. You will also assist the General Counsel in managing the interests of UQ and be part of a busy, hardworking and collaborative legal team.

Working in an in-house environment, you will be flexible and available to work across all streams of legal work (depending on client demands, expertise and priorities as directed by the Associate Director and General Counsel). You will be also undertake a range of work, from the complex to the less complex.

The position reports to the Associate Director, Legal Services and the General Counsel.

The person

The successful applicant must be admitted as a Solicitor or Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland, with demonstrated relevant experience in commercial law, including advising on wide range of matters. Applicants should also be capable of drafting a wide variety of legal documents and handling and resolving complex legal issues. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and efficiently in a results driven environment is a requirement for this role.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $83,633 - $91,350 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% (total package will be in the range $91,578 - $100,028).

Position Description

Download File Lawyer HEW7 PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact:

Mrs Leanne Fox, Associate Director, Legal Services on (07) 334 66240 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents/ information:

  • Covering Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Name and contact details of two referees