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Experienced Legal Officer - Advisor - Counsel and Legal Support Officers (Para-Legals)

  • Location: Across: Melbourne VIC, Sydney NSW, Geelong VIC, Victoria VIC, Hawthorn VIC, South Yarra VIC, Prahran VIC, Docklands VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Human Rights
  • Time Required

    We are looking for someone to join our organisation and commit to 5-10 hours per fortnight

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Families with Children
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Education & Training
    • Governance, Boards, & Committees
    • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Training

    - Fair Work Ombudsman Training - Council of Social Services Training - Mandate Report Training & Others as required

  • Reimbursement


  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    1. Australia Citizen/Permanent Residency
    2. Experience with either Not-For-Profit organisation, Legal Services, Community Sector or Psychological/Social services
    3. Declaration of any current involvement in Not-For-Profit Boards (conflict of interest purposes).

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

LGBTIQ Support and Protection Services are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Legal officer.  We are looking for a skilled and organised individual to coordinate and provide assistance when needed to all the volunteers within the organisation.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Support the leadership team with all major legal matters within the organisation including group structure, governance, finance, regulatory obligations, employment law and general commercial transactions.
  • Liaising with key regulators in relation to matters relating to governance and probity, as well as providing advice and supporting other senior managers in relation to their regulatory interactions.
  • Brief senior management on all material legal and regulatory matters.
  • Develop and maintain core legal, governance and probity policies and procedures within the organisation.
  • Support the leadership team to discharge duties to the Board and ensure all board functions are managed efficiently and effectively
  • Monitor changes in all relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and providing advice to leadership team in relation to same.
  • Manage risk by maintaining awareness of, and responsiveness to, legal and regulatory, reputational and commercial factors and assessing their potential to impact on LGBTIQ Support and Protection Services's business.
  • Liaise with HR with respect to performance management and policy
  • Draft and execute LGBTIQ Support and Protection Services legal documentation such as confidentiality agreements and ensure all documentation is structured correctly and legally sound.
  • Assist in the conducting of extensive due diligence reviews on corporate matters
  • Draft relevant forms for the use of audio and footage provided by the public and/or third parties
  • Assist with audits and auditors
  • Prepare advice, information, regular and ad hoc reports to provide analysis of issues and information to inform and to support effective decision making

Skills, qualification and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in law and holder of current practicing certificate (or ability to readily regain practicing certificate)
  • 4 - 8 years post admission experience
  • Strong stakeholder engagement experience, business awareness and management skills
  • Ability to communicate complex legal concepts and requirements, in plain English to employees within LGBTIQ Support and Protection Services
  • Solid understanding of various not-for-profit legal issues and the ability to undertake research at a high level and ability to reason and use judgment and discretion
  • Well-developed conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills with sound and pragmatic judgement and decision making ability.
  • Strong organisational and prioritising skills with excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Highly level confidentiality, sensitivity, discretion and absolute integrity.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Self‐motivated, flexible, pragmatic and precise
  • Ability to compile and interpret statistical data and communicate it in a professional and understandable manner

Mandate Requirement • Australia Citizen/Permanent Residency • Experience with either Not-For-Profit organisation, community sector or psychological/social services