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General Counsel


Local Government
Location: NSW
Work Type: Full Time contract
  • Establish the legal framework and practices
  • Play a part in strategic corporate projects
  • 5-year fixed term contract with Award conditions

Canterbury Bankstown is one of Sydney's most culturally, socially and economically diverse communities, and with over 370,000 residents, is the most populous local government area in New South Wales.

As General Counsel, you will be the key point of reference for informed advice and guidance across all legal issues, with specific emphasis on property management, planning, employment law and financial services. Initially, you will focus on the development of Council's overarching legal framework to deliver effective legal support and services across the entire organisation. Ongoing responsibilities will include risk and civil mitigation, managing external legal services, existing and proposed contract analysis, and ensuring 100% legislative compliance.

Tertiary qualified in Law and eligible for admission as a Solicitor/Barrister to the Supreme Court of NSW, you will have extensive experience across a broad range of legal areas, exceptional negotiation and communication skills, and the confidence and credibility to influence key policy and matters of law at the highest levels.

The region's potential, Council's long-term vision and contemporary thinking, and the opportunity to genuinely impact positively on the Community make this a unique and highly challenging career move.

To download a comprehensive information pack or for instructions on how to apply, visit mcarthur.com.au and enter 137763 in the job search category. For a confidential discussion, call Susanne Lyall on (02) 9277 7000. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 23 November 2018.

137763 Posted On:12/11/2018