Legal Advisor

The Suburban Land Agency (the Agency) is established under s.37 of the City Renewal Authority and Suburban Land Agency Act 2017. The Agency promotes inclusive communities and affordable and safe suburban development with a focus on social inclusion, environmental sustainability and growth and diversification of the Territory economy.

The Agency is seeking to appoint a Legal Advisor as the most senior in-house lawyer to sit within the Governance & Corporate Services Branch. The Legal Advisor provides leadership and expertise in the coordination of legal services to the Agency including its Board and works closely with the ACT Government solicitor and external legal service providers. This diverse position will cover the full scope of the Agency’s operations, including advising on issues relating to complex commercial property negotiations, land transactions, procurement, relevant Territory legislation and proposed policies.

The Agency requires a person who is motivated and will value the opportunity to shape the Agency’s legal strategy and direction through advice provided on a broad range of procurement, internal employment matters and general corporate and commercial issues. The ideal candidate would have experience providing legal commercial advice to businesses or government in a large firm, or worked within government providing related services. As the Agency’s Legal Advisor, you would work autonomously to critically analyse complex details to provide clear, concise, and pragmatic legal advice in a commercial environment.

This position is a permanent Legal2 classification with the potential additional remuneration of up to $46,000 through a three-year renewable Attraction and Retention Incentive (ARin) arrangement.

Note: This is temporary opportunity available for three years with the possibility of permanency.

How to Apply: Before applying, please obtain the selection documentation by emailing quoting reference 4489.

Applications close on 31 January 2021.