Graduate Lawyer

Catholic Education Office - Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (see more jobs from this school)

Manuka, ACT


Development / Marketing / Communications

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 5 December 2021


In the middle of the vibrant hub of Manuka, you will work with a dedicated team focused on supporting our people to deliver quality education.

<p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt"><strong>Graduate Lawyer</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;Manuka, Canberra&nbsp;</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><strong>Employment Type:</strong>&nbsp;Full-time&nbsp;</span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Salary Range:&nbsp;</strong>Grade 3, Step 1-3 ($73,684 - $80,485 + Superannuation)<br></span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Job number:</strong> #498077</span></span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><strong>Start Date:</strong>&nbsp;Negotiable</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><strong>Closing Date:&nbsp;</strong>11.55pm, Sunday 5 December 2021</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn plays an integral role in education both in the ACT and NSW operating 56 Schools and 8 Early Learning Centres.</span><br><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><strong>About the Role</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, support the General Counsel in the provision of legal, governance, policy and risk services across the Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Provision of support will transcend a range of discrete areas including child safety, compliance, employment law, commercial transactions, litigation and advice work.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><strong>About you</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">We are seeking a professional that is well-organised and highly motivated. You will have a keen interest in litigation and advice work and be an individual that is committed to developing your skillset within a dynamic not-for-profit in-house environment. You will have great interpersonal skills with the ability to build quality relationships with various stakeholders within CECG.</span><br><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><strong>Benefits and Opportunities</strong></span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Opportunity to further develop legal exposure across various areas of practice&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Attractive remuneration package with access to salary packaging.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Positive and social work culture</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><strong>Position Duties</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Assist the General Counsel with the preparation of legal briefings and advice.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Review documents for the purpose of identifying legal issues and undertake targeted research of applicable legislation and case law.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Provide assistance in responding to requests relating to the interpretation and application of family court orders and personal protection orders.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Provide assistance in responding to requests for information under the <em>Privacy Act 1988, </em>and other Privacy related issues.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Under the direction of the General Counsel draft advice, guidance and correspondence in respect to complaints, investigations, commercial arrangements, engagement with regulators, subpoenas, requests for interrogatories and other court driven processes and other school-based or office-based issues.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Support the drafting of a wide range of commercial agreements, including RFPs documents, and services contracts.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><strong>Essential Criteria</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">A high level of integrity, including the ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ability to work individually and collaboratively as part of a team </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Professional experience and working knowledge with computer software packages including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and electronic document applications (TRIM is desirable)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Strong planning and organisational skill </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Good interpersonal skills with a courteous and collaborative approach</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Completion of an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in law within the last 2 years and be willing to undertake a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice or substantial progress towards completion of an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in law with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing an in-house career in a not-for-profit, values-based environment</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><em>Please refer to the position description&nbsp;<img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMt0zEu0UrQt-ON68zwkCRQbfHdkvS508_W8N9cLO8xEXN78DQwsyGcYCxcwhhXE6GZQOZ1iRA1CYLKIBzTg7wJ6mGCYO029zvuX7GNDQa49vRs13RhhzlmsyvcYxMMrzo-_6bETwQKrC6LoSMqHAH-IA%7e%7e">Graduate Lawyer - Position Description.docx</a> for in-depth detail regarding the criteria and skill set required.<br><br></em><strong>Application Process</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Applicants will be required to submit a covering letter outlining briefly the qualifications, skills and experience section in the&nbsp;position description and a current resume.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">For further information about the role and Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn please visit the <a href="https://cg.catholic.edu.au/">website</a> and position description. If you have any questions contact the Recruitment Team on<tcxspan tcxhref="0262345427" title="Call 02 6234 5427 via 3CX"> 02 6234 5427 </tcxspan>or via email at <a href="mailto:Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au">Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au</a>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><br><br><p><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/cw/en/PositionDescriptionDocument/498077/graduate-lawyer">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>