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Legal Counsel

Advertiser: Northern Beaches CouncilMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 Feb 2020
Location
Sydney, North Shore & Northern Beaches
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Government & Defence, Government - Local

Legal Counsel

Division: Corporate & Legal

Business Unit: Office of General Counsel

Title: Legal Counsel, TRP Contract - Full-time Role, 70 hours per fortnight

Competitive salary package offered subject to skills and experiences

Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly, the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 270,000. Northern Beaches Council was created in 2016 through the three councils of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah coming together to deliver the highest quality services to the community. Exciting new infrastructure projects and community programs have quickly demonstrated the positive impact the new council is having.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel provides support in the provision of efficient and effective legal services for Northern Beaches Council as a public authority.

The position is part of a core in-house unit comprising qualified legal practitioners, para-legal and administrative support and works closely with senior managers and staff across the organisation involved with, or who require, legal advice or services. The resources of the unit are supplemented by the use of external legal service providers on an as needs basis.  The position works closely with external legal service providers engaged to provide specialist legal advice or to represent Council on specific legal matters before the Courts.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide efficient and effective legal services and advice to Council on legal issues affecting Council.
  • To support the General Counsel in managing Council’s litigation in all courts. These include:
    • the Land and Environment Court (with or without counsel);
    • the Local Court (with or without counsel);
    • the District Court (with or without counsel);
    • the Supreme Court (with or without counsel);
    • the Court of Appeal;
    • other jurisdictions as appropriate.
  • To provide advice on Council’s legislative responsibilities under the Local Government Act 1993, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Roads Act 1993, Conveyancing Act 1919, Crown Lands Mangement Act 2016 and other relevant legislation.
  • To liaise with Council’s external legal service providers and consultants.
  • To liaise with and advise internal clients in relation to the provision of legal services.
  • To conduct legal research, analysis, report and maintain legal precedents in relation to all legal matters affecting Council.
  • To provide advice on property and commercial matters, including but not limited to, leases, licenses, deeds, easements/covenants, contracts and tenders.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

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There aren’t many employers who offer career and lifestyle in a single package, but Northern Beaches Council does. We offer an attractive workplace, including:

  • genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
  • employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits
  • values based culture and a teams oriented working environment
  • a culture of supporting continuous professional development
  • high level of technological innovation and systems

How to apply:

Apply online and upload the following information

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to complete your online application.
  • You will have the opportunity to attach your resume and any supporting documentation.
  • Please read the Position Description. You will be required to respond to the selection criteria questions online when you apply. Your response to these questions should demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this role.
  • For further information, please contact Eskil Julliard on 9942 2192 during business hours.
  • Applications close on 01/03/2020

Division: Corporate & Legal

Business Unit: Office of General Counsel

Title: Legal Counsel, TRP Contract - Full-time Role, 70 hours per fortnight

Competitive salary package offered subject to skills and experiences

Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly, the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 270,000. Northern Beaches Council was created in 2016 through the three councils of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah coming together to deliver the highest quality services to the community. Exciting new infrastructure projects and community programs have quickly demonstrated the positive impact the new council is having.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel provides support in the provision of efficient and effective legal services for Northern Beaches Council as a public authority.

The position is part of a core in-house unit comprising qualified legal practitioners, para-legal and administrative support and works closely with senior managers and staff across the organisation involved with, or who require, legal advice or services. The resources of the unit are supplemented by the use of external legal service providers on an as needs basis.  The position works closely with external legal service providers engaged to provide specialist legal advice or to represent Council on specific legal matters before the Courts.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide efficient and effective legal services and advice to Council on legal issues affecting Council.
  • To support the General Counsel in managing Council’s litigation in all courts. These include:
    • the Land and Environment Court (with or without counsel);
    • the Local Court (with or without counsel);
    • the District Court (with or without counsel);
    • the Supreme Court (with or without counsel);
    • the Court of Appeal;
    • other jurisdictions as appropriate.
  • To provide advice on Council’s legislative responsibilities under the Local Government Act 1993, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Roads Act 1993, Conveyancing Act 1919, Crown Lands Mangement Act 2016 and other relevant legislation.
  • To liaise with Council’s external legal service providers and consultants.
  • To liaise with and advise internal clients in relation to the provision of legal services.
  • To conduct legal research, analysis, report and maintain legal precedents in relation to all legal matters affecting Council.
  • To provide advice on property and commercial matters, including but not limited to, leases, licenses, deeds, easements/covenants, contracts and tenders.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Click here for PD

There aren’t many employers who offer career and lifestyle in a single package, but Northern Beaches Council does. We offer an attractive workplace, including:

  • genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
  • employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits
  • values based culture and a teams oriented working environment
  • a culture of supporting continuous professional development
  • high level of technological innovation and systems

How to apply:

Apply online and upload the following information

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to complete your online application.
  • You will have the opportunity to attach your resume and any supporting documentation.
  • Please read the Position Description. You will be required to respond to the selection criteria questions online when you apply. Your response to these questions should demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this role.
  • For further information, please contact Eskil Julliard on 9942 2192 during business hours.
  • Applications close on 01/03/2020

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