Corporate Counsel - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 17/03/2022
REF: GECccx0222
Applications for this listing are closed

Corporate Counsel

Close Date: 17/03/2022
REF: GECccx0222
  • Pivotal role providing expert legal and governance advice and oversight
  • Lead a high performing team
  • Attractive salary package and benefits

The Position
As part of the senior leadership group, the Corporate Counsel provides authoritative expert advice and oversight on a range of matters of legal and governance significance covering areas of legislative compliance, dispute settlement and litigation, prosecution, claims, contracts and tenders, risk management, freedom of information and privacy.
Reporting to the Director Corporate Services, the Corporate Counsel currently has four direct reports and is primarily responsible for leading, coaching and inspiring the team to develop, implement and support the organisation’s legal and governance obligations. The Corporate Counsel team protects the interests of both Council and the community, with regular external engagement including with government departments, regulators, auditors and integrity agencies. The Corporate Counsel will have a proven reputation as a trusted adviser and instil a proactive business partnership approach for their service.
To be successful in the role you will be an integrity driven leader with expertise in legal and governance practice, including drafting contracts, providing targeted organisational advice, and negotiating outcomes in dispute resolution and claims management. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate messages to various audiences, produce high quality reports and represent Council professionally in forums are essential attributes. Fostering a climate of collaboration, innovative thinking, new ideas and best practice will ensure the team continues its pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement.
The Organisation
Glen Eira City Council is an organisation that is high performing, values based and strives for innovation. We are proud of our achievements and have been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards on multiple occasions. We endeavour to recruit people who share our values, are proud of the work they do and have a desire to make a difference to our community.
We work in partnership with our elected Council to deliver the community’s vision of a thriving and empowered community working together for an inclusive and sustainable future.
We are an organisation that is engaged, connected and proud.  We are an equal opportunity employer and a child safe organisation.
For more information on the Council, please visit: Glen Eira Council
Applications close:  17 March 2022
To apply – please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference GECccx0222, including your resume and 1-2 pages on why you have the right capability for this role to David Baber of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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