The scope of the legal work undertaken by the Legal Office includes research and commercial contracts, information technology agreements and advice, public law advice, litigation, dispute resolution, and compliance matters within the University framework. Lawyers are regularly exposed to complex transactions, both within Australia and internationally.
Under the broad direction of the General Counsel, the supervision of a Deputy General Counsel and working with other senior legal staff in the University Legal Office, provide commercial legal advice and carry out tasks of a legal nature. Your duties will include the provision of legal advice to the University, including on legal implications of policy proposals. You will participate in higher education sector’ legal professional organisations, develop networks and liaise with colleagues across the sector. 1. Provide timely and consistent legal advice and other legal services to the University. 2. Utilise legal practice skills relevant to the operations of the University, including legal drafting of agreements, policy and statutory instruments. 3. Advise on changes to legislation, including Commonwealth, Territory, and State legislation which affect the operations of the University. 4. Inform and educate University staff on legal issues, including devising and conducting training and briefing sessions for staff. 5. Participate in higher education sector legal professional organisations, develop networks and liaise with colleagues across the sector. 6. Manage other legal and quasi legal tasks as required from time to time. 7. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity
You will possess legal practice skills relevant to the operations of the University, along with a general commercial background. SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Admission or eligible for admission as a Barrister and Solicitor in an Australian jurisdiction, with at least 3 years post qualification experience. 2. Experience in, or aptitude for, the provision of legal services, including training of non-legal staff, in an in-house legal environment. Experience in a higher education institution, public service or other public authority an advantage, but not required. 3. Legal practice experience researching and providing legal advice and other legal services on the type of issues that affect the University. 4. Sound knowledge in areas of law relevant to the work of the University. 5. Sound professional judgement including the ability to analyse, conceptualise and distil complex material. 6. Well-developed inter-personal, communication and negotiation skills with a demonstrated capacity to work as an effective member of a team. 7. Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage conflicting priorities and to meet deadlines. 8. Well-developed organisational skills with the capacity to develop managerial skills in a legal environment. 9. An understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.
Classification: Legal Counsel - ANU Officer Grade 8 Salary package: $99,612 to $106,517 per annum, plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full time, Fixed Term (9 months) - Work in the prestigious, in-house University Legal Office - Exposure to a variety of general commercial matters - Great team environment
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for the role, please upload the following documents: - A 2-3 page statement addressing your interest in the role and the selection criteria. - A current curriculum vitae (CV) of no more than 3 pages, which includes the names and contact details of at least two referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. Please note that your referees will not be contacted without your express permission. - Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. We strongly encourage and support applications from Indigenous Australians for this role. For further information please contact Jeanine Fras, Legal Office Manager, University Legal Office at [email protected] or +61 2 6125 8489 Applications close: 02 May 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time