Associate / Senior Associate – Employment Lawyer – Sunshine Coast

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Job Description

Are you an experienced Employment Lawyer – Associate or Senior Associate (2+ years PAE) and either living, or would like to live, on the Sunshine Coast?  If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our boutique Employment Law firm in our Sunshine Coast office.

The position is available for an immediate start, or we are willing to be flexible for the right person.  It is a full-time position, or it can be part-time initially with the willingness and ability to progress to full-time.

What can you expect from this position?

  • Working only with Employers
  • Working on interesting and challenging matters under supervision, including but by no means limited to:
    • providing practical strategic advice to clients across all facets of employment law including performance management, termination, redundancies, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, workplace health and safety, managing injured employees, preparing employment contracts and workplace policies, and negotiating / drafting enterprise agreements
    • defending clients in litigation matters such as unfair dismissal, general protection, discrimination and underpayment claims
    • undertaking workplace investigations for clients
  • Working with businesses of varying sizes, from small family businesses to large private corporations across all industries, as well as working with State and Local Government bodies – at all time delivering excellence and building strong ongoing relationships
  • Involvement in business development opportunities, including presenting seminars, webinars, writing articles, attending networking events and working closely with our Client Relationship & Marketing Manager to develop a strong brand within the industry
  • Working with a supportive and collaborative team of lawyers and support staff who are invested in their work, and many of whom have 10+ years’ service with the firm because it is a wonderful place to work
  • Receive Mentoring from specialist employment lawyers, including Accredited Specialists in Workplace Relations Law, to ensure that you continue to develop your legal skills and broaden your experience

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • 2+ years’ experience working in employment law with employers in Australia
  • A genuine passion for employment law and for becoming a true specialist in this area of law
  • A strong work ethic and excellent time management and communication skills
  • A proactive approach to delivering practical and strategic solutions to solve complex legal issues and do so within client time frames
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A desire to always deliver excellence to our clients

The following would be beneficial for the role:

  • experience working with public sector clients, in particular Queensland Government and Local Government

Diversity and Inclusion

Aitken Legal hires a diverse workforce and our workplace policies and values foster a safe and inclusive workplace.

About Aitken Legal

We are a boutique employment law firm and are leaders in Employment Law specialising in only advising Employers.  We have offices on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and in Melbourne.

We are a welcoming, engaging, and friendly team committed to supporting and developing our people.  We take enormous pride in our work and strive to always deliver excellence to our clients, but we do not require our lawyers to work excessive hours or to work on weekends. We trust our team to deliver and do not have strict budgets, just expectations.  We provide flexibility when needed as we appreciate that we all have personal lives, and we understand that family is important.

If this sounds like a team you would like to be a part of, we would like to talk with you.

Salary package is dependent on year’s post-admission experience in Employment Law working with employers and other attributes that the successful applicant may have to offer.

How to Apply

Please email your resume with a covering letter to [email protected].

You can find out more about us by visiting our website

A Police Check (National Police Certificate) showing a clean record will be required for employment due to our position on the Queensland Government Legal Services Panel.