Lawyer - FOI & Privacy Officer

The North East Link Authority (NELA) is an Administrative Office established in relation to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) to lead the development and delivery of the North East Link. The project will deliver the missing link in Melbourne’s road network that will finally complete the Metropolitan Ring Road by connecting the M80 to either Eastlink or the Eastern Freeway to improve outer north‐south links for road freight movement and improve travel time and reliability.
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Department: North East Link Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1644X
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: NELA - VPS 5 - Lawyer - FOI Privacy - PD - Updated.docx (Word, 694KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Stephanie Eastwood, Project General Counsel
03 9655 6050

Position Details

Lawyer – FOI & Privacy Officer

  • Looking to apply your FOI and privacy experience within a high profile road project?
  • New team, new role!
  • Three year, fixed term opportunity with flexible working arrangements considered

An exceptional opportunity exists for a lawyer with experience across Freedom of Information (FOI) and privacy law to be part of the North East Link project – Victoria's largest infrastructure initiative.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a legal background who has practical knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) to join the North East Link Authority's small but dynamic Commercial and Legal team.

This role will see you managing and responding to all FOI and privacy matters. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to work with the Commercial and Legal team to become involved in the planning and delivery of the project. So, if you are an FOI and privacy specialist seeking to broaden your horizons, this may be the opportunity for you.

Key to your application will be your ability to build productive relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and your strong verbal and written communication skills to provide clear advice and draft a variety of legal documentation to meet audience needs. Your previous legal experience coupled with your self-starting and proactive attitude will see you succeed in this role.

North East Link Authority (NELA) is a newly established Authority that falls under the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources Major Transport Infrastructure Program. NELA offers its employees a number of benefits, including:

  • A flat organisational structure; this offers employees greater influence over decision making and easy access to direct reports.
  • An opportunity for employees to have influence over Victoria's biggest road transport project from the initial stages of its development
  • Flexible working arrangements available to ensure work life balance for all employees.
  • An accessible and centrally located CBD office
  • An effective workplace wellbeing initiative that is continually shaped by the feedback we receive from our employees

For further information please contact Stephanie Eastwood, Project General Counsel on 03 9655 6050

To apply please submit your cover letter and CV on Applications close Sunday 25 February 2018 at 11:59pm.

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