Legal Officer

Purpose of the Job

  • Positions holders are responsible for work in some/all of the following areas:
  • Providing legal advice/counsel in business-related areas
  • Researching, analysing, and interpreting proposed and existing laws, statutes, and regulations
  • Identifying, monitoring and addressing issues of legal risk
  • Structuring, drafting, negotiating and/or approving legal contracts, letters of agreement, policies and other documents.  Representing/advocating for an organisation in litigation, arbitration, mediation or other disputes with courts, government agencies, or other legal authorities

Accountability Level:

Entry level professionals

Key Responsibilities:

  • First point of escalation for non-routine situations
  • Support negotiations and drafting of tenders and contracts
  • Assist with drafting and implementing a risk management policy, including contract risk mitigation
  • Providing day-to-day legal advice and support for employees and businesses
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and regulatory environments, assessing impact on the business and taking appropriate action

Typical Experience:

University Degree 

Desired Behaviours:

  • Drive for results – a deep seated inner desire to compete against standards of excellence and achieve “step changes” in business results. Task Completion – reliable, committed to completing tasks
  • Resilience – persistent, positive and self-reliant
  • Accountability – drives outcomes by taking personal responsibility
  • Working together with others – relates to people, engages and builds relationships

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