Practice Manager

Brisbane, Australia
01 May 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Contract Type
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 the Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial Advisory and Contracts);
  • The Legal Services (Research) team which focuses on research related contracts and matters; and
  • The UQ Copyright team which deals with copyright matters.

UQ Legal Services operates within a devolved environment with Research, UQ Copyright and Information Technology lawyers co-located with internal clients

The role

As Practice Manager, your primary responsibility will be to assist the General Counsel to manage and coordinate the operations and administrative function of the Legal Services practice. The role is an integral part of a busy, high performing and collaborative team and is responsible for the management and supervision of a small team of administrative support staff in Legal Services.

The position reports to the General Counsel.

The person

The successful applicant must be solutions focused oriented with extensive expertise and management experience, ideally in a legal practice. Strong communication skills are required to build and retain effective relationships with team members and both internal and external clients along with an inherent drive to provide an affirmative, consistent and professional level of support and guidance. Understanding of the legislative framework within the University or a similarly complex environment will be highly regarded.

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


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811.16 - $104,214.40 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $108,589.06 - $121,930.85).

Position Description

Download File Legal Services_Practice Manager PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact:

Ms Connie Seeto, General Counsel, Legal Services on (07) 334 60677 or

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

  • Covering Letter and a succinct response to the Selection Criteria
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Name and contact details of two referees

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