Legal Counsel

Location
Perth, Australia
Posted
15 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2018
Ref
044/2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • LEGAL AND INTEGRITY
  • STRATEGIC AND GOVERNANCE SERVICES CENTRE
  • $98,558 - $111,206 (HEW 8) (PLUS 17% SUPERANNUATION)
  • JOONDALUP CAMPUS
  • FULL-TIME, ONGOING POSITION

Overview

We are seeking a qualified Legal Counsel with a few years’ post-admission experience to contribute to optimising ECU’s contractual and commercial arrangements and assist the University to comply with its obligations under Federal, State and subsidiary legislation. The role includes the provision of legal advice, drafting legal documents, representing the University at hearings as required, liaising with external specialist lawyers when necessary, and raising staff awareness of legal issues, and involves working cooperatively in a collegial environment on a variety of interesting and challenging legal matters to achieve positive outcomes for the Legal and Integrity unit as well as the University.

Requirements

The successful candidate for this role must have a current practising certificate for Western Australia.

In addition, you must:

  1. be motivated and driven; 
  2. have post admission experience in a broad range of legal areas; and
  3. be able to organise and present information, views and concepts in a concise, understandable and interesting format for a variety of recipients, including within ECU and in external forums

You will also be required to provide a National Police Clearance check that is satisfactory to ECU for the requirements of the role, and will demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full-time, ongoing position attracts remuneration at a base rate of $98,558 to $111,206 annually plus an additional 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff.  Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances. For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Future Staff website.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Clarke Drury, Manager, Legal and Integrity and Associate General Counsel on 6304 2158 for further information.

How to apply

Please forward a concise cover letter (1-2 pages) describing your suitability and relevant experience for this position and attach a copy of your current CV to your online application.

Closing Date

Applications close 11.30 pm AWST on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. 

PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS AN ONGOING POSITION, APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE EITHER PERMANENT RESIDENCY OR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.