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Compliance & Governance Lawyer

Flexible Location  |  Part-time  |  Fixed-term

This role offers excellent flexible work options and applications are encouraged from carer’s re-entering the workforce or seeking a for-purpose organisation and role that supports you to balance your career and other commitments. Available part-time 21 hours up to 28 hours per week, flexible schedule including school hours, and the flexibility to work from home with 1-2 days in the ALS NSW Redfern Office per fortnight. 

Excellent opportunity to apply your corporate compliance and governance legal skills in a practical, hands-on role, offering true flexibility within a great team.

About the ALS

Born out of a protest movement, the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited is the primary legal service for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT. Our vision is to achieve social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment. We’re passionate about what we do and we work hard. The ALS values the health and wellbeing of our employees and we are proud to offer flexible work practices. [Staff can choose to take advantage of benefits including salary packaging to maximise take-home pay.]

About the role

The purpose of this role is to provide legal advice and guidance on a wide range of compliance and governance legal matters including contract negotiation, drafting and regulatory compliance. The position holder will also provide day-to-day support to the Company Secretary as required.

This position requires corporate legal experience together with a hands-on, practical, and flexible approach to problem solving, excellent communication and the ability to act autonomously.

Your skills and experience

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices when considering service delivery and other support for clients, their families, communities and employees
  • Tertiary qualifications in Law
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), plus experience conducting operations with the ACNC regulatory environment, including application of the ACNC Act and ACNC regulations
  • Proven ability to provide practical, commercially focused legal advice
  • Strong drafting and advisory skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced problem-solving, data management and analytical skills
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines
  • The ability to work autonomously

How to apply

Please apply promptly, as we will shortlist and commence interviews within the advertising period.

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