Legal Counsel - City of Stonnington

Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2010-101666_1603326851
Posted about 1 month ago
  • Critical leadership role for Council
  • Progressive and people focused culture
  • Competitive remuneration and monthly ADO

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work. Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we make it a priority to invest in our people's wellbeing, growth and development.

Reporting to the Chief Governance Officer, you will play a pivotal role in providing legal and governance advice across the breadth of Council services and operations. As the Legal Counsel you will carry out any power, duty or function as delegated under the Local Government Act 2020; assessing legal and other issues to ensure improved regulatory maturity and service delivery. This dynamic and strategic role will collaborate and partner with internal clients, providing pragmatic and fit-for-purpose advice to resolve issues and achieve outcomes. We invite you to contribute to the innovative and continuous improvement approach.

You will bring demonstrated experience as a senior legal professional, with an ability to effectively engage stakeholders of all levels to build relationships and establish trust. With a strong consultative approach, you have experience embedding good decision making practices and governance frameworks within an organization, and operate with a high level of integrity and discretion. You have an enabling mindset, strong learning agility and an ability to provide high quality legal advice across a diverse range of matters. Experience within the Local Government environment and/or a strong understanding of the Planning landscape and Administrative Law is beneficial but not essential. Admission as a practitioner of the legal profession with demonstrated experience equivalent in the status of Associate in a law firm is essential for this role.

City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112.

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To apply for this role, please visit and search for the job. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112. Please note, applications for this role close on the 5th November 2020