Career opportunity

Senior Associate/Associate – Workplace Relations

  • Work in an autonomous role with an Accredited Specialist
  • Full time or part time position with the flexibility to work between the office and home
  • Salary commensurate with experience

Who we are

As one of the largest regionally based law firms in Victoria, we are the leading law firm with a difference; we care about our people, our clients and our community.

As leaders in implementing innovative legal processes and practices, our focus is on continuing to develop leading legal solutions to support our people and our clients.

Our people are the key to our success and our reputation is built on the contributions of each individual in our team.  Recruiting the right people keeps our business growing and thriving.

About the role

We are looking for a professional, highly motivated and knowledgeable Senior Associate or Associate, with demonstrated experience in working with employers and businesses to provide commercially focused advice to a broad range of clients.

This is a busy practice area, with a strong base of existing clients, so your ability to relate well with clients is crucial. You will work closely with our Principal Lawyer who is an Accredited Specialist and our team, including providing support and guidance to early career lawyers and law graduates.

You will have demonstrated experience across matters including:

  • Providing advice on a broad range of employment issues, including:
    • terms and conditions of employment;
    • disciplinary and performance issues;
    • termination of employment;
    • award interpretation;
    • workplace bullying and harassment;
    • complex employee management issues
  • Drafting contracts and deeds, including executive employment agreements and contractor agreements
  • Advising on and conducting disputes in the Fair Work Commission, State and Federal tribunals and State and Federal Courts, including (but not limited to) unfair dismissal and general protections claims;
  • Drafting enterprise agreements (and related documents);
  • Assessing employment related legal risks and advising on commercially relevant options.

Ideally, you will also have experience in:

  • OHS, ideally in Victorian state legislation;
  • Restraint of trade; and
  • Labour hire licensing matters.

You will provide tailored advice on complex matters to a variety of clients ranging from SMEs to large national organisations with a broad range of interesting and exciting work.

We are looking for someone who is able to work full time, or part time which may include working across five days with reduced hours or a compressed working week and could be based in Geelong or Melbourne with flexibility to work from home as well.

You will deliver:

  • Specialised, tailored advice
  • Strategic and cohesive partnerships with clients
  • A proven ability to problem solve and improve processes
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Efficient time management to maintain control of key priorities
  • Presentations to current and potential clients
  • Coaching and mentoring

Why join us?

With a focus on high performance, an engaged culture and our community, we are proud of our people and our history.  Our values are important to us, and we look for like-minded people to continue to bring those values to life as part of the way we work.

You will join a strong and supportive team, where you can continue to develop your skills and experience.  We are able to provide a career plan including future progression where relevant KPIs are met in accordance with the agreed development plan.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Excellent remote access to enable flexible work arrangements, including working from home
  • Generous parental leave program
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives including discounted yoga and gym memberships
  • Access to volunteering opportunities to give back to your own community
  • Purchase leave program
  • A genuinely supportive and welcoming culture
  • Access to training and development

How to apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Amelia Pilcher, HR Consultant on 03 5273 5243.

To submit your application, please click complete the form on this page.

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