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Legal Counsel

People helping people - that's the power of humanity

Apply now Job no: 521538
Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW Regional, New South Wales, Brisbane, QLD Regional, Queensland, Melbourne, VIC Regional, Victoria

  • Permanent position
  • Full time hours
  • Flexible working location

About Red Cross

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian movement. We support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability. We act for humanity.

About the role

Reporting to the Society Secretary and General Counsel, you will be an experienced and talented lawyer that enjoys a diverse range of legal work within a collaborative environment. A key focus will be using your strong contract advice, drafting and negotiation skills to support the Red Cross Humanitarian Division’s organisational transformation journey and its humanitarian work.

You will be motivated by the Legal team’s vision of being proactive, trusted partners to our colleagues, working side by side with them to help others. By building strong relationships with stakeholders, you will influence and drive action that manages key legal risks.

Strategic thinking and acumen to grasp the full picture will see you provide valuable contributions to your stakeholders, including the Australian Programs directorate, which delivers all of organisation’s Australian-based programs and services to clients and communities.  

What you will bring

  • Proven contract advice, review, drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Established capacity to work in on range of legal areas, including litigious matters, and to advise on issues such as privacy, intellectual property, and legislative compliance.  
  • Well-developed analytical, problem solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and collaboration skills that enable you to give valuable operational and strategic insights.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and to manage multiple and complex tasks.

A Bachelor of Laws or equivalent degree in law (PQE 3+ years) and a current practising certificate is a mandatory requirement of this role.

Benefits that act for you, while you act for humanity

Financial wellbeing: In addition to your salary, you can take advantage of salary packaging that could provide you with a great way to reduce the amount of tax you pay - and get more from your salary. You can salary package up to $15,900 for living expenses (such as rent, groceries, utility bills); up to $2,650 for holiday accommodation and meals when dining out; Novated car leases; superannuation and purchase additional annual leave.

Health & Wellbeing: You can tap into specialist advice for nutrition, sleep, resilience and mindfulness. And access guided meditation and other wellbeing programs.

Work/Life Flexibility: You can access flexible working arrangements, paid ‘Me’ day just for you and a wide range of other paid leave options

Career development: Access to ongoing learning, training, and development courses

Further information 

To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the position description below.

For additional enquiries please contact Alex Gounis on 03 9345 1826 for a confidential discussion.

Position description: Download File Legal Counsel.pdf

Applications close:  11:55pm AEDT on Sunday 11th December 2022.

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

Thank you for considering a career at Red Cross. We also have great opportunities to volunteer. Click here to find out more.

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