Located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW, 1.5 hours south-west of Sydney - Wingecarribee Shire Council is working to create and nurture a vibrant & diverse community in harmony with the urban, agricultural & natural environments of the region.
Council is seeking a confident, pro-active legal professional to join Council’s Corporate and Community team.
This role coordinates the provision of legal services to the various departments of Council. The successful applicant will work closely with Council’s panel of external legal practitioners, providing briefs and instructions. The applicant will also provide legal services and advice directly to Senior Management on issues within their area of expertise.
The ideal applicant with be a Solicitor and/or Barrister with appropriate tertiary qualifications in law and a current NSW practicing certificate (or the ability to obtain one).
In addition, the applicant will have at least 12 months’ experience in one or more of the following areas of legal practice:
- Local Government
- Land and Environment
- Real Property
- Commercial Law/Contracts
The successful applicant will be a team player who demonstrates:
- Superior oral and written communication skills and customer service orientation
- An ability to explain complex legal issues in an easily understandable manner
- A commitment to supporting and driving a strong workplace safety culture
- A commitment to continuous improvement
- Drive and commitment to delivering high quality services to required standards
More detailed enquiries should be directed to Council’s Group Manager Corporate & Community – Mr Nick O’Connor on 4868 0888
To apply for this position please complete the online application process and submit your resume and a covering letter outlining your background, interest in and suitability for the role.
Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered for the position.
Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 7 April 2017