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Executive Manager - Legal

Wesley Mission
Date Published: 12 Sep 2018 Premium EXPIRED
Legal Full Time
NFP $170000 - $180000
NFP Salary Packaging
Generalists - In House Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW, Australia
Executive Manager - Legal
  • Sydney based
  • Leading For Purpose organisation
  • Lead internal and external legal teams

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the role

Reporting to the General Counsel, the role provides leadership to Wesley Mission’s internal legal team and the Wesley Community Legal Service (WCLS) team.

WCLS is a unique independent specialist legal service supporting people experiencing problem gambling and their families. WCLS operates state-wide, with a wide network of referral services. The service provides legal advice and representation to clients affected by problem gambling, including advice in relation to criminal law matters, asset protection, bankruptcy, family law, and credit and debt issues. It also provides legal training for gambling and financial counsellors across NSW.

The Wesley Legal team is an internal legal function of the organisation, responsible for providing legal assistance to internal stakeholders and managing legal risk. Key responsibilities of the Executive Manager-Legal role include:

providing effective leadership and management of Wesley Mission’s legal functions (both Wesley Legal and WCLS)

supporting the broader General Counsel role in providing organisational legal, governance, risk and compliance oversight

Essential criteria

Tertiary qualification in law

Unrestricted Practising Certificate for legal practice in NSW, or eligibility to hold one

Demonstrated senior management experience in the legal sector, or of complex teams and functions Significant post-admission legal experience (minimum 10 plus years PQE)

Relevant experience working in an in-house legal function

Broad commercial law background with significant experience in developing, reviewing and negotiating contracts

Be a practicing Christian

Desirable criteria

not for profit or cause related legal or business experience

an appreciation of the challenges involved in managing a diverse workforce within a not for profit environment

capacity to manage risk, including experience in legal practice management, staffing and Work Health and Safety

Previous experience in tendering and project management

Previous company secretarial and/or governance experience

Previous claims and litigation experience

A copy of the Position Description will be posted in the next two days here: https://www.wesleymission.org.au/about-us/careers/career-opportunities/.

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria to Heather Joyce (heather.joyce@wesleymission.org.au)

For further information, please contact: catherine.king@wesleymission.org.au

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued. The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 28 September 2018.


02 92635471
heather.joyce@wesleymission.org.au