As a financial ombudsman, we are a for-purpose organisation that provides a free service for individuals and small businesses. We listen to and work with our customers and their financial firms to find solutions to complaints which have gone unheard or unresolved. This is your opportunity to make a difference.
About the opportunity
Our Legal Counsel team provide high quality legal advice to ensure that our legal obligations are met, and legal risk managed, to ensure the protection of our interests and reputation.
The role of Legal Counsel (Corporate) will have the key accountabilities of providing advice around corporate and commercial law, commercial litigation and risk management, employment law and other legal support and advice. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Legal Counsel (Corporate) this role will liaise with the legal counsel team, General Counsel, EGM Corporate Services and GM, Code Compliance and Monitoring as well as regulatory bodies, external law firms and commercial counterparties/suppliers.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
·Relevant tertiary qualifications in law and several years in a corporate lawyer role, with some commercial litigation desirable.
·Ability to make accountable and logical decisions, including demonstrated skills in analysing and investigating issues, and developing and negotiating solutions
·Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
·Strong attention to detail, ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
·Ability to work effectively in a busy and fast paced environment while maintaining a customer service focus.
·Self-motivated, resourceful with the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.
·Excellent logical, open, analytical and lateral thinking skills.
What’s on offer
·BOSS Best Places to Work 2023 – placing at number five in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Category and credited for its culture, engagement and flexible working arrangements.
·Employer of Choice Public Sector and NFP – Australian HR Awards 2023
·Accredited as a Family Friendly Workplace
·Hybrid working from home and our state-of-the-art office and facilities designed for collaboration, and wellbeing. We work flexibly at AFCA and encourage you to talk to us about how this role can be flexible for you.
·Progressive and inclusive leave entitlements, including flexible public holiday leave, women’s health leave, 18 weeks paid parental leave, early and advanced pregnancy loss leave, paid gender affirmation leave, extra personal leave and paid time off over Christmas. Plus, study leave to support your professional development.
·Not For Profit salary packaging benefits.
Life at AFCA
Our people are at the centre of everything we do. We live and breathe our cultural qualities, which shape how we behave and how we engage with our customers. At AFCA, you will truly feel the difference of working at an organisation which supports people of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities to thrive. Our consistently high employee engagement results reflect that AFCA is a truly great place to work and a place where people can contribute, belong and flourish!
If you are passionate about how we drive fairness in the financial sector and are looking for an organisation that values the human in all of us, we encourage you to apply – even if you don’t meet every single criterion.
We encourage applications from people of all ages, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation and gender identities. We strive to provide a recruitment experience that’s fair, inclusive and accessible. If you have any specific accessibility requirements, please reach out to the recruiter who is managing this process or email us at [email protected].
AFCA is a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we are committed to responding to every applicant.