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In-House Lawyer, Litigation & General Commercial (12 MTH FT)

Apply now Job no: 53554188
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Corporate Services

What are we looking for? 

  • You will have at least 8 years post-admission experience, having worked at a top tier firm or demonstrated in-house experience.
  • You will hold an unrestricted Australian practicing certificate.
  • You will have strong experience in managing general commercial & litigation matters.
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • The ability to build strong relationships and effectively influence internal and external stakeholders.
  • A proactive lawyer with a positive attitude. 


What does the role involve?

Reporting to the Head of Legal, International Services & Chief Operating Officer (COO), you will be responsible for managing and influencing stakeholders within the International and COO business units on a range of matters. As a trusted advisor for these business units you will have:

  • Strong experience and recent exposure in commercial litigation and dispute resolution including demonstrated ability to provide legal advice on a broad spectrum of complex claims.
  • Experience preparing court documents and correspondence.
  • Great problem-solving skills and the ability to generate commercial solutions to assist in the success of key business initiatives and issues.
  • A proven record of drafting and negotiating contracts that achieve business objectives and allocate risk in accordance with risk appetite.


As a member of Group Legal, you will:

  • Provide pragmatic support for your stakeholders and manage their legal obligations in accordance with Australia Post’s risk appetite and regulatory frameworks.
  • Assist the business units to meet their strategic objectives and priorities.
  • Provide independent, strategically focused, legal advice that adds value for Australia Post.
  • Be a team player, support your peers and promote the value and reputation of Group Legal.
  • Be aware of emerging trends and legislation and be able to incorporate these changes to your legal advice.
  • Advocate for strong corporate ethics and governance.
  • Develop and maintain standard form legal documentation, resources and toolkits.
  • Support the development of internal policies, training and compliance programs aimed at the business. 
  • Optimise the value and quality of legal services from external legal resources.
  • Assist in training the business to understand their legal rights and compliance obligations. 


What is it like to work here?

This is an amazing in-house role with a unique opportunity to influence and shape business decisions.  You will be working with highly experienced corporate lawyers along with some great business leaders. You will have the opportunity to develop and progress your legal career within a collaborative and empowering environment.


Our Corporate Lawyers are known for providing high quality, commercially focused, independent and trusted legal services to a variety of stakeholders across Australia Post and its subsidiaries. We work hard, and we work on challenging matters, but we also recognise that everyone has a life outside of the office, so we provide flexible conditions that enable you to grow whilst enjoying genuine work-life balance.


Benefits & Culture:

We believe a diverse and inclusive workplace brings out the best in our people. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, cultures, and with disabilities. A career at Australia Post Group can lead down many paths and we are passionate about offering a supportive, inclusive culture, competitive compensation and flexible working conditions that enable you to develop whilst enjoying genuine work-life balance.


To register your interest with our passionate careers team, please click 'Apply Now' and please remember to upload your details and your most recent resume.


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