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Multiple Roles | Employment, WHS, IR Lawyers | Top & Mid-Tier, Contract + Govt

Multiple Roles | Employment, WHS, IR Lawyers | Top & Mid-Tier, Contract + Govt

Job Title: Multiple Roles | Employment, WHS, IR Lawyers | Top & Mid-Tier, Contract + Govt
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Industry:
Salary: Market leading remuneration
Reference: MRE202015
Contact Name: Ena Pita
Contact Email: ena@lawstaff.com.au
Job Published: April 30, 2020 16:16

Job Description

  • Top & Mid-Tier | In-House Government | Permanent & Contract
  • 6 Employment Law Career Defining Opportunities
  • The Employment Law Market is INUNDATED | NO SHORTAGE OF CHALLENGES
  • Market Leading Remuneration
  • Long-Term Growth Opportunities 
1. EMPLOYMENT LAW SENIOR ASSOCIATE OR SPECIAL COUNSEL | GROWING NATIONAL FIRM | 6+ YEARS PAE 
  • FIRM: This is a large firm with one of the fastest growing legal practices in Australia due to the quality of their work. The Employment Law practice is widely recognised for working on some of the highest profile matters in Australia.
  • ROLE: Working alongside a sought after Partner and their collegiate team, you can expect to represent clients across the full spectrum of employee relations, industrial relations and workplace health and safety matters through both front-end and back-end transactional work, advisory and disputes. The role will also see you taking an active involvement in the development of the business.
  • CANDIDATE: Ideally you will possess a minimum 6 years post admission experience gained within a specialist employment and industrial relations practice, a large mid-tier firm or in the in-house space. You will also have a clear passion for employment law and a strong desire to be a leader in this field in the long-term, creating mid to long term Partnership prospects.
  • BENEFITS: This firm offers highly competitive remuneration, career development opportunities an access to great employee benefits (gym membership and activate social and sporting events).
2. SENIOR EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS LAWYER | LEADING INDEPENDENT TOP TIER FIRM | 5-7 YEARS PAE 
  • FIRM: A reputable national firm within the Employment sector, known for their excellent workplace culture and career development programme. With a client focus, the close-knit team provides specialist experience across a range of quality employment relations and safety matters.
  • ROLE: Working with experienced Partners, the role will see you gain experience in complex workplace relations and safety matters including but not limited to drafting and advising on employment agreements and contracts; enterprise bargaining agreements; front and back end workplace health and safety matters; unfair dismissal proceedings and unlawful terminations; restraint of trade issues; and workplace harassment and bullying claims.
  • CANDIDATE: To be successful in this role you will have 5 to 7 years PAE within the field of employment and workplace relations, and are either at SA level or ready to step up from Associate level.
  • You will be looking to grow your technical skills and develop your career within employment law and have the ability to work autonomously within a close knit team. 
  • BENEFITS: A range of unique and generous employment benefits, a highly competitive remuneration and exceptional mentoring opportunities will be awarded to the successful candidate. 

3. EMPLOYMENT LAW ASSOCIATE | DYNAMIC NATIONAL PRACTICE | 2 -5 YEARS PAE 
  • FIRM: Our client is a full service law firm with offices across Australia.
  • They have experienced significant growth in recent years and rated as one of the fastest growing firms in Queensland.
  • ROLE: The position will see you acting for a range of employers including large corporations and Public-Sector organisations across the construction, transport, financial services and retail industry. You can expect to work across the full spectrum of matters ranging from unfair dismissals; General protections; Discrimination claims; Post-employment restraints; Transfer of business; Redundancy; Change management; Restructuring; Enterprise bargaining; Industrial disputes; and Right of entry matters. 
  • CANDIDATE: The successful applicant will ideally have between 2-5 years' post experience across employment law matters with demonstrated technical skills in this area. You will bring to the team a high level of commercial acumen, as well as strong communication and client relationship management skills.
  • BENEFITS:In addition to a range of staff benefits, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary and gain exposure to working with and learning from senior practitioners who are recognised as experts in their area of practice.

4. EMPLOYMENT, WORKPLACE RELATIONS & IR LAWYER | 2+ PAE | LEADING NATIONAL FIRM | 6-12 MONTH CONTRACT
  • FIRM: This is a dynamic and resourceful national firm with a reputable Employment, Industrial Relations & Safety practice group. With a client focus, this close-knit team provides specialist experience across a wide range of quality matters, while maintaining exceptional work-life balance together with a positive and supportive work environment.
  • ROLE: This position will see you involved in front end Workplace Relations advice as well as back end Employment and Industrial Relations matters. Should you have the interest and aptitude then exposure to WH&S work (both front and back end) is there for the taking. An example of the wide variety of work includes but is 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; workplace health and safety risk management advice as well as prosecution defence work; and restraint of trade issues.
  • CANDIDATE: The current team of 6 specialist workplace lawyers is over-utilised in terms of work volume. To ensure they continue to maintain that high standard of work as well as continue to provide work-life balance to all employees, the firm is keen to appoint a talented Workplace Relations Lawyer with a minimum 2 years PAE. You will bring to the team a high level of commercial acumen, as well as strong communication and client relationship management skills.
  • BENEFITS:In addition to a range of staff benefits, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary and gain exposure to working with and learning from senior practitioners who are recognised as experts in their area of practice.

5. EMPLOYMENT, SAFETY & IR LAWYER | 2 + YEARS PAE | SIZEABLE MID-TIER FIRM | 6-12 MONTH CONTRACT
  • FIRM: Our client is a full service law firm with offices across Australia.
  • They have experienced significant growth in recent years and rated as one of the fastest growing firms in Queensland.
  • ROLE: The opportunity will see working in a high performing team on a range of both front and back end matters equally across the full spectrum of employment, safety and IR matters. You will provide advice on unfair dismissals and terminations; bullying, harassment and discrimination claims; restraint of trade enforcement; reviews and appeals of statutory workers’ compensation claims; providing advice in relation to complex IR matters in addition to providing high quality workplace health and safety advice.
  • CANDIDATE: Ideally a minimum of 2 + years Employment and Safety experience obtained in Brisbane within a specialist firm, a mid-tier, or a large practice where your skills have been allowed to develop in that space.
  • BENEFITS:A competitive and extremely generous salary package is on offer for this successful candidate, plus bonuses on reasonable KPI's. 
6. IN-HOUSE COUNSEL | GOVERNMENT PRACTICE | WORKPLACE RELATIONS AND EMPLOYMENT LAW | 2  X ROLES | INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2-4 YEARS PAE + SA LEVEL 5 + YEARS PAE 
  • ORGANISATION: Our client, a fast-growing government organisation has asked us to assist them with the appointment of Workplace Relations and Employment Lawyers to their Brisbane CBD based organisation
  • ROLE: Opportunities are at an intermediate level (2-4 years PAE) and Senior level (5+ years PAE). 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!
  • Working closely with industry leaders to provide advise on a broad range of matters which will involve 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; workplace health and safety risk management advice as well as prosecution defence work; and restraint of trade issues
  • CANDIDATE: The successful candidate will possess between 2 to 10 years post admission experience within a workplace relations and employment law group. You will also have exceptional drafting skills, a high level of commercial acumen and the ability to work effectively both autonomously and in a team environment. 
  • 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; REAL work life balance; ongoing training & development with the opportunity to learn from the best and 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

Alternatively please quote Ref No:
MRE202015 and forward your Professional Profile to:  
  • Ena Pita - ena@lawstaff.com.au 
  • Trudy Reading - trudy@lawstaff.com.au
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