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Legal Advisor

  • Ashfield, NSW 2131 Part Time - Fixed Term
  • Job no: RJ4T4

ABOUT US

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION

The role will be responsible providing legal and compliance advice to SSI’s corporate and program managers, identifying and mitigating legal risks pertaining to general commercial matters and supporting business units in reviewing and managing their legal and compliance activities. Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing legal advice to internal management and business partners on key areas of legal and compliance risk across all areas of the organisation.
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents
  • Reviewing organisational and departmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance to legal, legislative and contractual requirement
  • Communicating any changes to State and Federal legislation and regulations relevant to SSI’s operations
  • Managing and undertaking special projects as required such as investigations, training staff in legal compliance, ensuring compliance with government contracts and frameworks
  • Participating in due diligence projects to assess legal and compliance implications of joint ventures, new businesses and other projects as needed
  • Supporting the compliance process of all existing and prospective contracts, including performing legal audits.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  • Law degree with 3-5 years post-qualification experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Related experience as an in-house lawyer.

Desirable

  • Experience working on QLD and/or NSW matters
  • Unrestricted solicitor’s practising certificate
  • Experience in general litigation and/or public and administrative law
  • Excellent written and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to explain legal documents and/or advice in plain English
  • Well-developed influencing and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to consult and negotiate effectively at senior levels
  • Well-developed analytical, research and conceptual skills with the ability to provide appropriate solutions to complex problems and issues
  • Well-developed time management - ability to manage daily, weekly and monthly activities in a dynamic environment

Please respond to the “About You” section in your cover letter. 

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities. We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

SSI is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability. 

We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment please email [email protected]

This is a part-time role for 21 hours per week and for a fixed term contract of 12 months.

Applications close date: 27th March 2019