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Legal Counsel and Company Secretary

Job Title: Legal Counsel and Company Secretary
Contract Type: Part time
Location: Brisbane
Industry:
Reference: 805312
Contact Name: Robyn Titmus
Contact Email: careers@ontalent.com.au
Job Published: October 22, 2021 08:31

Job Description

We are partnering with a highly regarded not for profit organisation which was established to enhance the quality of life for people with a disability.  Employing over 1200 staff and providing services across Queensland and New South Wales, this organisation has grown significantly over 60 years to provide support to over 1500 customers each year.
  
Reporting to the CEO, we are seeking suitable candidates for the position of Legal Counsel and Company Secretary which will work closely with the business to provide legal advice on a variety of matters to ensure the organisation is well-positioned to continue to deliver on its sole purpose.  This is a permanent part-time position (3 days per week) and will work closely with the executive team and provide advice to the Chair, Board and Board Committees on governance matters. 
  
Key responsibilities will be to provide a full suite of legal services to the organisation with a primary focus on legislative interpretation and applicability, property (leases and licences) and commercial transactions. 
  
You will also develop and implement a panel of preferred legal advisors and manage the outsourcing of legal services when required, including but not limited to: legislative interpretation and applicability, tendering, contract and workplace law, dispute resolution, brand and intellectual property rights, occupational health and safety and insurance and liability issues.   
  
The Company Secretary responsibilities will include advising the Chair, Board and Board Committees on governance matters and providing practical guidance and independent advice on director’s duties and responsibilities along with assisting with timely completion and publication of Board and Committee papers. 
  
To be considered you will have experience in corporate/commercial law, be a strong relationship builder, communicator and negotiator with experience working with a diverse workforce across multiple locations.  You have the ability and resilience in leading responses to complex and emergent events and have knowledge of the Corporations Act, ACNC and ASIC legislation and legal requirements in relation to Board operations and governance processes. 

Tertiary legal qualifications and holding or being able to hold a current practising certificate as an Australian lawyer is essential as well as Tertiary or post-graduate qualifications in Business, Company Secretariat or experience as a Company Secretary.
  
This is an enviable part-time opportunity, allowing you to contribute to an inspiring community focused organisation, with the bonus of work/life balance.

For a confidential discussion or to request a copy of the success profile, contact Robyn Titmus, Senior Client Partner at OnTalent on 07 3305 5800.  To be considered, please submit your resume and a 1-2 page cover letter (Word) format by clicking "apply now".
  
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