State Government Of Victoria, Australia
At Sustainability Victoria (SV) it-s our job to transform Victoria to a circular, climate-resilient economy. We are well on our way, but more needs to be done. We employ the brightest minds to steer us towards this. We create the boldest plans and stay true to our cause because we want a cleaner environment, more robust economy and more vibrant communities now and in the decades to come.We are an agency of the Victorian Government and our real-world solutions are bold and scalable to suit a complex and rapidly changing environment and we fund vital research and great ideas to bring them to life. We connect great minds and inspire Victorians to act on the climate challenges that face us all. About this opportunity The role of General Counsel,
Legal & Governance provides leadership to Sustainability Victoria ( SV ) in relation to its legal function to ensure SV meets the ethical and regulatory standards required of a Victorian government agency and effectively achieves its business objectives. This role sits in the Corporate Services group and will be responsible for developing and implementing legal strategy and managing the Legal & Governance team while ensuring effective governance and compliance for the organisation. The role will also provide advice to SV's Board, management, and staff in relation to strategic, regulatory and operational legal matters. As a key agency of the Victorian Government's environment portfolio, SV delivers a broad range of programs that are underpinned by grants, contracts, and procurements. The role of the General Council is essential in providing effective oversight of these functions. Legal independence The independence of our legal advice is critical to ensuring SV discharges its statutory and policy functions and achieves its business objectives in an ethical, constructive, accountable, transparent, and effective manner. As a lawyer employed by SV, you are expected and required to provide independent legal advice, and not to alter legal views to meet policy or administrative objectives, that is not subject to direction or alteration by non-lawyers, and without fear or favour. About you Specialist skills & knowledge Law degree and current practicing certificate Experience in commercial, contract, procurement, intellectual property, public/administration, consumer and governance law and practice, particularly in a public sector context. For more information about the role please refer to the attached position description The closing date for applications is midnight, Thursday 26 November 2020. Before applying we would ask that you note the following: SV is currently proceeding with a Transformation Program including a co-design of organisational team structures. The outcome of this co-design process may result in a change to the above role title and team functions. How to apply Applicants should view the full position description attached & Applicant Information Guide attached to this advertisement before applying. To be considered for this role applicants must submit: a resume a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages) Other relevant information: This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, working remotely arrangements are in place. We are building an inclusive workplace to better reflect the community in which we live, to embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 1 job is currently listed for Sustainability Victoria Job type: Full time Job classification: VPSG6.2 Contact: The Victorian Government acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future. Deaf, hearing or speech impaired? Contact the National Relay Service:Call 1800 555 660 or visit www.relayservice.com.au Help us improve by sharing your feedback. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us How would you rate your experience? Hate Dislike Like Love Select an element on the page. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us
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