Senior Legal Officer

Bathurst/Orange, Australia
06 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Idyllic regional city location with great facilities
  • Flexibility to support work/life balance
  • Interesting and varied work

The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • $118,081 to 125,241 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst or Orange

As Senior Legal Officer, you will provide an in-house legal service to the University and deliver high quality practical legal services and solutions. Your role will be varied and include, but not be limited to: negotiating complex commercial agreements relating to matters of the University, maintaining and developing specialist skills and knowledge, providing legal advice pertaining to complaints and student appeals and conducting training and awareness programs for University staff.

To be successful you will have:

  • At least 10 years post qualification experience and been admitted, or be eligible to be admitted, as a Barrister and Solicitor in NSW, and hold a current practising certificate (unrestricted desirable).
  • High level legal practice experience (in a private or in house practice) with a general commercial background
  • Previous experience drafting and negotiating agreements and legal instruments.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs is responsible for coordinating the governance of the University and is required to provide executive support to senior committees of the University. The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs is also responsible for providing advice to the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and staff of the University in relation to University governance, audit and risk management, investigations/appeals and complaints, legislative compliance, legal requirements, policy management and records management. The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs also assists with other administrative, governance and advisory services relating to the corporate organisation of the University, such as graduations, elections, University rules and delegations.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Paras Meates | Acting Director Legal | | Ph: 02 6365 7662

Closing Date: 11 pm, 20 February 2019