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Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney - CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Industry: Associations & Memberships
Reference: 3260484
Contact Name: Alyssa
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Job Description

  • Legal Counsel
  • $155k including Super
  • North Sydney location
  • Full Time, Permanent
  • Flexible working arrangements
The Organisation

Hort Innovation is a not-for-profit research and development organisation for the Australian horticulture industry that is primarily grower-owned. They are one of the nation's 15 Rural Research and Development Corporations. The corporation uses investments to develop initiatives that will assist the industry to be as productive and profitable as possible.

About the Role

The Legal Counsel will support the General Counsel and Head of Governance and Risk in the delivery of legal services and compliance advice. The candidate will build and maintain strong relationships with key internal departments including Procurement, R&D, Marketing, Trade and Data, and Insights.

About the Candidate

The ideal candidate will have legal practice experience and an unrestricted practicing certificate. You will have strong communication and organisation skills. You will be driven to deliver quality outputs in a purpose-driven environment. 
You will be approachable, motivated, and personable and enjoy working connecting with other departments to ensure a collaborative approach.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Review documentation and other material to ensure the organisation minimises and mitigates its exposure to legal liabilities or claims
  • Provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of matters including Governance, Modern Slavery Act and Corporations Act and Privacy Act
  • Provide training to Hort Innovation staff on IP, Privacy, Policies and other legal topics
  • Provide direction and guidance on the legal aspects of project investments, marketing arrangements, including identification of legal risks
  • Recommend, negotiate and draft changes to standard contracts and commercialisation agreements
  • Assist in drafting new forms of contract and updating standard templates
To be successful you will have:
  • Australian Legal Qualification
  • Current unrestricted NSW Legal Practicing Certificate
  • Broad-based commercial legal expertise and well-developed understanding of regulatory and compliance functions
  • Experience and an appreciation of the requirements and challenges of in-house, as opposed to private, legal practice
  • Sound understanding of the contract, intellectual property, and privacy law
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work autonomously
  • High level of computer literacy, including MS applications
This is a great opportunity to work for a purpose drive, not for profit research and development organisation that has a direct impact on the horticulture industry.

If you enjoy working within a professional, friendly, and collaborative team where the organisation offers career progression, paid study leave, further education and flexibility to work between home and office APPLY Now
Alternatively, call Alyssa and Louise on 02 9093 4925 for more information.
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