Posted on: 10/01/2018

Job type: Permanent

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*Key leadership role within a dynamic legislative and stakeholder envrionment
*Dynamic and nurturing team environment
*Geelong location

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance.

The Legal Counsel, Manager Corporate & Commercial role sits within the Corporate Legal Services Division. This team provides critical legal advice to ensure that WorkSafe discharges its statutory functions in a constructive, accountable, transparent and effective manner. This position is Geelong-based and will be required to work out of the Geelong interim office until the headquarters at 1 Malop Street are completed in July 2018.

About the role

The Legal Counsel, Manager Corporate & Commercial role will accountable for delivering high quality, client focused legal and commercial advice and services to all WorkSafe divisions and to joint WorkSafe/TAC joint collaborations. Managing a team and working with a diverse stakeholder group, the position will play a key part in providing commercial legal advice in relation to tenders, contracts, trademarks, intellectual property, dispute management and other commercial law issues, as required.

Effectively negotiating commercial agreements and disputes, this role will advise on premium matters and manage WorkSafe's premium and commercial litigation. You will also provide strategic guidance and direction on legal and legislative issues and assist the Director and General Counsel with any investigations and inquiries as required.

Skills & Experience

  • Professional legal qualifications, admission to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and capacity to hold a full practicing certificate
  • High level strategic, analytical and critical legal decision making capabilities;
  • High level judgement in identifying and managing the resolution of issues of strategic impact and importance;
  • Demonstrated experience providing high quality, commercial legal advice at a senior/corporate level;
  • Excellent commercial negotiation, communication and influencing skills;
  • Proven ability to consult on complex and sensitive issues within critical timeframes and offer constructive solutions; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders

What's in it for you?

In return we offer a range of great benefits, including work variety, workplace flexibility and leave options, learning and development opportunities, and a leading health and wellbeing program. Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Please apply online, quoting reference 3B/68215. To gain a copy of the role description or for general enquiries please contact Charles Kerr at Hudson in our Melbourne office on (03) 9623 6799, or at

Appliciatons close 25 January 2018.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

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