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Legal Advisor

Location : Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney (Melbourne is preferred)

Organisation : GetUp

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $74,025 - $77,430

Application Closing Date : 01-03-2018

About the Role

Full time, 12 month contract (with an option to become permanent) Melbourne preferred but Sydney or Brisbane possible for the right candidate $74,025-77,430 per annum + superannuation + practicing certificate fees.

GetUp is one of Australia’s largest campaigning communities, with over 1 million members. GetUp creates a thriving democracy by giving everyday Australians the chance to make extraordinary impact online, across the airwaves, and in the streets. GetUp members want to create a country of active citizens, not passive consumers.

We are looking for a Legal Advisor to join our team of innovative, passionate and savvy activists. You will be working on the frontline and making real change in Australian politics.

At GetUp, we know our capacity to drive progressive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We are always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply.

The Legal Advisor will:

  • Work with GetUp’s Legal Director to advise on campaign and corporate activities and ensure they are conducted in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including defamation, copyright, fundraising, consumer, energy, data, privacy, electoral and corporate laws and regulations.
  • Find opportunities to work on groundbreaking cases relevant to our campaigns;
  • Assist with corporate compliance work, including preparing board papers (not all strictly legal work);
  • Assist with researching and drafting submissions to government;
  • Draft, review, advise on and assist in the negotiation of commercial contracts, partnership agreements and other contractual arrangements between GetUp and third parties.

We’re looking for someone who:

Non-negotiable:

  • Has a demonstrated commitment to GetUp’s values;
  • Has excellent legal analysis skills and the flexibility to work across a wide range of topics in a dynamic environment;
  • 2-4 years’ experience in a mid-large firm or government department;
  • and Holds an unrestricted practicing certificate.

Preferable:

  • Excellent business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills, and a crisp writing style.
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit space or in-house;
  • Experience in any of administrative law, litigation or commercial contract drafting;

*If even a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be the perfect person for the job. Please apply by COB Thursday 1 March 2018. Instead of writing a traditional cover letter, we’d love you to address the questions in the application form, keeping things short, snappy and engaging.

 

If you have any questions, please contact GetUp’s Legal Director Alice at alice@getup.org.au

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : GetUp

GetUp is one of Australia’s largest campaigning communities, with over 1 million members. GetUp creates a thriving democracy by giving everyday Australians the chance to make extraordinary impact online, across the airwaves, and in the streets. GetUp members want to create a country of active citizens, not passive consumers.

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To apply please visit Work at GetUp


Please quote in application: Legal Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.


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