Corporate Lawyer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Continuing

Position Summary

Continuing, full-time
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 8
Salary Range:
$98,466 - $109,009 pa
Reporting to:
General Counsel and University Secretary
Governance, Legal and Risk
Under broad direction, the Corporate Lawyer will provide a range of legal advice and services to internal clients, across a wide range of matters including commercial and corporate transactions, administrative law, employment law, intellectual property, internal policy, regulatory matters, dispute resolution and litigation, as required.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Corporate Lawyer will be accountable for:  

  • Providing accurate, timely and customer focussed legal advice and services to internal clients, including:
  • Providing pragmatic and technically excellent legal advice and solutions for a wide range of matters under broad supervision;
  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting a wide range of contracts and agreements;
  • providing advice and assistance on corporate governance, strategic, regulatory, policy and ethical matters; and
  • Managing litigation and dispute matters, representing the University in court where required.
  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders and staff across the University, ensuring transparent, responsive and consistent high quality customer service and effective communication that can influence strategic decisions.
  • Sourcing, briefing and managing the delivery of services by external legal service providers and ensuring costs are managed in line with internal budgets.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve processes related to the management of contracts, student disputes, corporate governance, policy matters, University legislation and the effective use of external legal service providers.
  • As required, assisting senior staff in the Governance, Legal and Risk Division and other areas of the University in relation to a range of legal and management matters.
  • Making significant and high level contributions to projects in Legal Services and elsewhere that have a University-wide impact.
  • Providing advice and support to less experienced legal staff and supervising work activities in the absence of the General Counsel.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Recognised law degree and eligible to be admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia, with a number of years post admission experience in the provision of legal services in private practice or an in-house setting.
  • Experience in exercising sound legal and commercial judgement when considering and responding to requests for the provision of complex intellectual property, corporate governance, general commercial and regulatory advice.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex legal concepts to non-legal clients and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Well-developed legal and analytical skills and experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts.
  • Ability to undertake routine work independently and work as part of a team and work with a high degree of independent judgement and initiative within broad guidelines.
  • Ability to source, brief and manage costs associated with the engagement of external legal service providers.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment or similar.
  • Experience delivering presentations and legal training to internal and external stakeholders.

For application enquiries please contact: Mr David Lim



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

21 Feb 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Continuing

Position Summary

Continuing, full-time
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 8
Salary Range:
$98,466 - $109,009 pa
Reporting to:
General Counsel and University Secretary
Governance, Legal and Risk
Under broad direction, the Corporate Lawyer will provide a range of legal advice and services to internal clients, across a wide range of matters including commercial and corporate transactions, administrative law, employment law, intellectual property, internal policy, regulatory matters, dispute resolution and litigation, as required.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Corporate Lawyer will be accountable for:  

  • Providing accurate, timely and customer focussed legal advice and services to internal clients, including:
  • Providing pragmatic and technically excellent legal advice and solutions for a wide range of matters under broad supervision;
  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting a wide range of contracts and agreements;
  • providing advice and assistance on corporate governance, strategic, regulatory, policy and ethical matters; and
  • Managing litigation and dispute matters, representing the University in court where required.
  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders and staff across the University, ensuring transparent, responsive and consistent high quality customer service and effective communication that can influence strategic decisions.
  • Sourcing, briefing and managing the delivery of services by external legal service providers and ensuring costs are managed in line with internal budgets.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve processes related to the management of contracts, student disputes, corporate governance, policy matters, University legislation and the effective use of external legal service providers.
  • As required, assisting senior staff in the Governance, Legal and Risk Division and other areas of the University in relation to a range of legal and management matters.
  • Making significant and high level contributions to projects in Legal Services and elsewhere that have a University-wide impact.
  • Providing advice and support to less experienced legal staff and supervising work activities in the absence of the General Counsel.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Recognised law degree and eligible to be admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia, with a number of years post admission experience in the provision of legal services in private practice or an in-house setting.
  • Experience in exercising sound legal and commercial judgement when considering and responding to requests for the provision of complex intellectual property, corporate governance, general commercial and regulatory advice.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex legal concepts to non-legal clients and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Well-developed legal and analytical skills and experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts.
  • Ability to undertake routine work independently and work as part of a team and work with a high degree of independent judgement and initiative within broad guidelines.
  • Ability to source, brief and manage costs associated with the engagement of external legal service providers.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment or similar.
  • Experience delivering presentations and legal training to internal and external stakeholders.

For application enquiries please contact: Mr David Lim



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

21 Feb 2021
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