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Principal Legal Adviser

LocationMelbourne, VIC
Work TypeAny Employment
Positions1 Position
  • Law - Corporate & Commercial
Job no: BPD4N
  • Be part of a collaborative and engaging Legal team
  • Assist Cenitex to undertake several significant transformational activities
  • Flexible working - WFH or in state of the art CBD office - Flex start and finish times

Why work for Cenitex 

Cenitex supports a modern, agile and productive public sector, and is driven by the Government’s commitment to a digital Victoria and better outcomes for the community. Cenitex’s purpose is to be the Victorian Government’s trusted IT Partner. We know uniting the best technology and the brightest individuals is the key to our success and we know it is our people who bring our values to life and contribute to the success of our customers, organisation and their colleagues. 

Our People promise is that we treat our employees as people, not workers. We provide an exceptional life experience, and we focus on the feelings, not just the features that match employee needs. We do this by providing deeper connections, having a shared purpose, an inclusive environment, providing interesting work and allowing flexibility. 

Culture and Benefits 

Cenitex provides employees with essential support through all that life presents and want our employees to bring their whole selves to work. We encourage and support professional development and offer a flexible working environment with a focus on employee work-life balance. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:  

  • Flexibility - spans where, when and how we work best  
  • Hybrid working - offers employees to work remotely 3 days a week, however it all starts with a conversation and from a place of flexibility 
  • Employee discounts - up to 10% across 500 retailers 
  • Automatic salary increases  
  • Centrally located - state-of-the-art offices and end of trip facilities in the heart of CBD 
  • Inclusive parental and carers leave entitlements.

We are proudly a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for all women and strongly encourage females to apply to the role. 

About the role

Reporting to the General Counsel, this role will provide legal advice on a broad spectrum of legal and commercial issues affecting Cenitex. Key responsibilities will include providing authoritative legal advice on Cenitex’s IT procurements, including drafting and negotiating contract documentation, advising on legislative obligations and advising on Customer MOUs and proposals.

Day to day you'll be expected to: 

  • Provide authoritative legal advice relating to ICT contracts on behalf of Cenitex procurement team and manage and lead the legal component of procurements where required, including for complex IT procurements
  • Engage with stakeholders to achieve their goals from a legal perspective and proactively identify areas and opportunities for improvement.
  • Advise on all legal aspects relating to the procurement of new services and technologies within Cenitex including public and private cloud.
  • Provide strategic, risk-based legal advice to the executive and senior Cenitex staff and other areas of the Cenitex on commercial contracting matters. 

To be a success in this role you will have:

  • Significant experience providing technically excellent and strategically-focused legal advice.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities under tight timelines will be critical in delivering customer-focused outcomes for our stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and influence outcomes at all levels of an organisation and provide highly complex and sensitive legal advice.

What’s in it for you

  • Exposure to leading edge technologies in an organisation that aims to remain current which enables us to offer up to date service offerings to our customers 
  • Access to both projects and operations across a variety of customers to keep you interested 
  • The opportunity to contribute towards CenITex’s vision of being the preferred IT partner for VicGov 
  • Central location with easy access to transport links and other amenities nearby 
  • Modern offices designed to inspire collaboration, partnership and mobility, encouraging flexible and mobile ways of working.

If you don't match the experience above 100%, that’s ok! Please still put your application through. If this is not the role for you, please create a profile to join our talent community using https://www.livehire.com/careers/cenitex/jobs 

For more information about the role and the numerous employee benefits, check out the Position Description and Life at Cenitex document by clicking the “Apply Now” button.  

Watch some great videos of our staff on our careers page www.cenitex.vic.gov.au/careers to get a better idea of what it could be like to be a part of the Cenitex team. 

Our Commitment to Diversity  

Cenitex is proud of its diverse group of employees with a unique mix of skills and talent. We believe diversity and inclusion enhances our workforce capability and culture in delivering outstanding technology services and solutions for our customers. We embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion, and sexual orientation.  

Cenitex is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. 

To apply 

Cenitex is a fast-moving organisation with lots to deliver - so we may not always wait until the job ad expires before reviewing applicants. As a result, you should submit your application as soon as possible. 

To apply, simply complete an application through our LiveHire system.  

Note: applicants are not required to provide a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria. You may also be required to complete a video introduction as part of the recruitment process.  

We’re committed to being inclusive when we hire people and understand that adjustments are sometimes needed. If you require adjustments to complete your application, assessment task or interview it is important you let us know so we can support you. You will not be disadvantaged if you request adjustments. We want all applicants to perform at their best and compete with other applicants equally. 

For any further questions or support contact Cenitex.recruitment@cenitex.vic.gov.au