Senior Employment Lawyer (In-house)

Do you have a passion for industrial and employee relations? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment, providing strategic counsel and support on complex workplace issues? If so, then Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking your support on a wide range of industrial and employee relations matters.
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Department: Museums Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MV/9726
Closing Date: 24-May-2024
Salary Range: $117,718 - $128,897
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: MV9726 Senior Employment Lawer (In-house)_final.pdf (PDF, 148KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rebecca Northeast (General Counsel)
rnortheast@museum.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Senior Employment Lawyer (In-house)

Do you have a passion for industrial and employee relations? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment, providing strategic counsel and support on complex workplace issues?  If so, then Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking your support on a wide range of industrial and employee relations matters.

ABOUT MUSEUMS VICTORIA:

Museums Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues:  Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

To learn more about Museums Victoria, please visit About us - Museums Victoria

ABOUT THE POSITION:

As our Senior Employment Lawyer, you will play a crucial role in providing expert legal advice and support across a spectrum of industrial and employee relations matters. From policy reviews to dispute resolution, your strategic insights and legal acumen will be instrumental in guiding our internal stakeholders and senior leadership.

Some of the key duties include:

  • Providing high-quality, strategic, timely and solutions focussed legal advice, and guidance, in addition to internal training, on industrial and employee relations matters to internal stakeholders, including the executive team, senior management, People & Culture and other relevant departments.
  • Conduct thorough reviews of existing policies, procedures, and employment contracts. Recommend updates or revisions as necessary to mitigate legal risks and foster a fair and inclusive work environment.
  • Lead or assist with investigations into workplace disputes, grievances, discrimination complaints, or other relevant matters. This involves collecting evidence, interviewing relevant parties, and preparing comprehensive investigative reports
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop effective strategies for resolving disputes and conflicts in a timely and equitable manner. Represent the organisation in negotiation, mediation, and Fair Work Commission proceedings, leveraging knowledge of Australian industrial relations laws and practices.
  • Support the People & Culture department with staff enterprise agreement negotiations, including drafting clauses, preparing the BOOT, FWC applications and other relevant requirements.

 The successful applicant will have:

  • Significant expertise in providing legal advice in relation to highly complex and time-sensitive Industrial & Employee Relations issues.
  • Thorough understanding of the Australian industrial relations landscape, including the Fair Work Act 2009 and associated regulations and enterprise agreement interpretation, including experience representing clients and employers at FWC.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex legal issues in the context of practical business considerations
  • An approved tertiary qualification in law, or other approved qualification, and admission to practise as a legal practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria). A minimum of 5 years post-admission experience is also highly desirable, but is not mandatory.

OTHER INFORMATION

This is a Full-time, fixed-term role (12 Months). The salary range on offer is $117,718 - $128,897 (paid pro-rata) + 11% superannuation.

HOW TO APPLY?

To view the position description, visit Careers - Museums Victoria. From our Current Vacancies page, select “All Jobs” and click on the link for this job's listing. 

To apply, please click “Apply for this Job” at the bottom of the job listing page. 

For more information about this position, please contact Rebecca Northeast (General Counsel) at rnortheast@museum.vic.gov.au or Andrew Puhanic (Head, People & Culture) at apuhanic@museum.vic.gov.au or 0466 314 685

Please submit the three following three documents with your application:  

  • Your Cover Letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in our Role Statement (Please refer to the attached document); and
  • Your Resume. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 24 May 2024 (11:59 pm)


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