Legal Counsel

Tags: Covid-19 Environment
  • Added Date: Friday, 15 July 2022
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Tracking Code
3790 - 689
Job Description

Are you a lawyer who wants to make a difference? This is an opportunity to join one of the worldโ€™s most progressive NGOs in-house Legal team. Save the Children Australia has undertaken a range of transformative changes in recent years, and we need you to help us continue our important work to help change the lives of children in Australia and beyond.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

Weโ€™re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for childrenโ€™s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if thereโ€™s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict โ€“ we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, permanent position, based in Carlton, you will provide high-quality legal advice and services to internal Save the Children Australia clients. Youโ€™ll be part of our Legal Team and report to our General Counsel.

You will make an impact by:

Delivering commercially focused in-house legal services, including advising on funding agreements, intellectual property, data and privacy and regulatory compliance Conducting contract reviews and ensuring compliance with internal contract approval and execution processes Delivering internal training, preparing precedents and practice notes, and maintaining the Legal intranet page Providing support on special legal projects

Does this sound like you?

You are a highly motivated and values driven early career professional with sharp technical legal skills and the ability to build strong relationships of trust with clients. You can confidently run your own matters and make judgement calls (with support from the General Counsel). Youโ€™re highly organised, thrive under pressure, solutions-focused, and keen to do work that directly impacts the lives of children around the world.

This role requires:

Post-qualification experience as a practising lawyer either in private practice or in-house Current legal practising certificate A keen sense for commercial outcomes and delivering quality legal advice Confidence to run matters and make decisions to achieve pragmatic solutions

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

Itโ€™s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual Internal employment and development opportunities Friendly and flexible work environment Agile work environment including working from home Pet friendly work environment Child friendly work environment Support for workplace wellness, including access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Competitive salary + super Full salary packaging benefits (please use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!) Additional annual leave options available

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

Weโ€™d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the โ€˜Applyโ€™ section.

Applications close: 4PM AEST, 29th July 2022

Position Description โ€“ Legal Counsel

For more information about this position, please contact Sophie Parsons, Senior Legal Counsel, on

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didnโ€™t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! Weโ€™re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you โ€“ no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Carlton, Victoria, Australia

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