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In-House Counsel | Government Practice | Workplace Relations & Employment Law

Based on current and very real instructions from our clients, you will find the following comprises only the crucial details you seek, devoid of the fluff and over-use of descriptors … just the facts.

job Title: In-House Counsel | Government Practice | Workplace Relations & Employment Law
engagement: Contract
location: Brisbane
position: in-house, lawyer
reference: IHCE2020310
contact email: ena@lawstaff.com.au
contact name: Ena Pita
job Published: 03 Oct 2020
closing Date: 30 Oct 2020

Job Description

  • In-house Government Employer | Senior Level Appointment | 5 + years' PAE
  • Short & Long Term Contracts
  • Competitive Remuneration | REAL Work Life Balance!
THE ROLE

Our client, a fast-growing government organisation has asked us to assist them with the appointment of a Senior Workplace Relations and Employment Lawyer with a minimum of 5 years' PAE to join their Brisbane CBD based organisation.

If you are seeking to broaden your skillset and gain access to cutting edge legal matters whilst maintaining genuine work life balance then you have found your match!

You will work closely with industry leaders to provide advice on a broad range of challenging matters which will involve, but are not limited to: 
  • Drafting and advising on employment agreements and contracts;
  • Drafting and advising on enterprise agreements;
  • General protection issues including unfair dismissal proceedings and unlawful terminations, discrimination, workplace harassment, and bullying claims; and
  • Workplace health and safety risk management advice as well as prosecution defence work.
ABOUT YOU 

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:
  • Admission as a legal practitioner in Queensland;
  • a minimum of 5 year's post admission experience within a workplace relations and employment group;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills of a high professional standard;
  • Exceptional drafting skills;
  • High level of commercial acumen, and
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and in a team environment.
REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS 

This is a career-defining opportunity to move into an in-house role Government role within a positive, team environment offering:
  • Highly competitive remuneration;
  • Genuine work life balance;
  • Ongoing training & development with the opportunity to learn from the best;
  • A friendly and supportive team environment.
THE NEXT STEP 
Our usual relaxed lounge setting at 300 Queen Street will for the time being, be replaced by virtual interviews where you will have the choice of a 1-on-1 or a Multiparty Meeting via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or Telephone, allowing you to comfortably provide us with an understanding of your skills as well as your prerequisites in that next role. We are full in our disclosure and by the end of the meeting you will be provided with a detailed profile of these and other opportunities for you to go away and research at your leisure. 

To request a confidential meeting, please click APPLY and upload your Profile. Alternatively quote Ref: IHCE2020310 and email your Resume to either:

  • Ena Pita - ena@lawstaff.com.au
  • Trudy Reading - trudy@lawstaff.com.au
If this role is not entirely suitable then we would still enjoy the opportunity of hearing from you. We often work on roles that are not advertised, with a range of positions across private practice and in-house.  
  
Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.