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Legal Director (Employment)

Hays Sydney, Australia
Posted 10 days ago Permanent Competitive
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Unique in-house leadership opportunity for an experienced employment lawyer Your new company
Our client is a top performing global company, fostering a flexible work culture with innovative learning and development opportunities. The Australian business is undergoing an exciting transformation to enhance its commercial engagement, setting a new standard for collaboration within the organisation.
Your new role
Reporting directly to the General Counsel, you will lead a high performing team, while being very hands-on in working with senior leadership-in investigating conduct matters and advising on partnership and complex employment-related matters. Some of your duties include but are not limited to:
  • Support strong and trusted relationships with internal clients and governance bodies
  • Provide trusted and sensible advice on employee relations and conduct related matters and investigations
  • Assist with the review, legal analysis and preparation of advice to their business clients on a variety of matters while working closely with the organisations' people & Culture, Partner Affairs Office and compliance teams.
  • Provide focused and pragmatic solutions to address legal risk and business problems
What you'll need to succeed
  • Admitted to practice as a lawyer in Australia.
  • Ideally, a minimum of 14 years PAE, with experience gained in a reputable mid/top tier firm and/or similar large corporation.
  • Recent experience in providing advice on employment law matters to a similar corporate business is essential.
  • Experience providing advice in partnership law matters will be highly regarded
  • Previous people leadership and development experience.
  • You have experience in engaging and collaborating with senior management.
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You can identify and consider critical issues and assess and articulate legal risks.
What you'll get in return
  • Accelerate your career by heading up the employment team of a top performing company.
  • Leadership role
  • Work for a family-friendly company that offers a flexible work environment and work from home arrangement.
  • A supportive, collaborative team culture with excellent leadership.
  • An attractive salary package with discretionary bonus
  • Join a company that is going through a lot of exciting change.
What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or email Laura Keegan on laura.keegan@hays.com.au to set up a confidential phone call.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.
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ABOUT COMPANY
Sydney, Australia
12100 Employees HR & Recruitment

About us

At Hays, we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. You are at the heart of everything we do. With over 50 years’ experience and a workforce of more than 10,000 people across 32 countries, we collectively put our customers, at the heart of everything we do.

Drawing on knowledge that’s unique to our scale, our commitment to understanding your needs and our ability to meaningfully innovate we are more than just a specialist recruitment business. By providing advice, insights and expertise on issues you face in today’s fast paced world of work, we’ll help you make the right decisions for tomorrow.

Looking for the right role for you? 

At Hays we know that finding the right role at the right time takes careful consideration. As your lifelong career partners, we’re by your side, every step of the way.

Whether you’re seeking a new opportunity or support in navigating a career change, we bring the expertise and the connections to partner with you to help you realise your ambition.

Providing an unmatched breadth of jobs across industries and professions whilst leveraging our knowledge, employer relationships, learning opportunities and support, we can offer you roles that challenge and excite you.

Take the next step at hays.com.au

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