Senior Lawyer – Dispute Resolution

Organisation : Uniting Church in Australia

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne CBD)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 10 Dec, 2018

About the Role

About the role   

An exciting opportunity exists for a lawyer with at least 8 years PAE to manage our Dispute Resolution Portfolio team.  The Senior Lawyer – Dispute Resolution reports to the Director Legal Services and is a member of the Legal Leadership Team.

This role will see you managing and leading a small team in the facilitation of dispute resolution. The team will ensure legal matters relevant to misconduct, redress, church governance and dispute resolution accord with best practice.

About you 

To secure this role you will have:

  • At least 8 years post admission experience.
  • Relevant experience in any or all of personal injury, liability claims, disciplinary or misconduct processes, litigation or alternative dispute resolution.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing professional staff and a legal function at a mid – senior level.
  • Relevant experience in insurance law and claims handling practices.
  • Admission as an Australian Legal Practitioner.
  • Knowledge of civil procedure (Victoria and Tasmania).

About us  

The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. The Synod of Victoria and Tasmania supports over 600 congregations and presbyteries in the region, providing a diverse range of services and functions, including mission services as well as financial, property and business services.

The  Church  takes all complaints, disputes and misconduct allegations very seriously and is committed to providing a safe church environment.

The Legal Services Unit provides legal services to the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, its councils, Institutions, Agencies, staff, members and volunteers, presbyteries and congregations. The Legal Services Unit consists of four portfolio teams: Property, Trusts and Estates, General Commercial and Dispute Resolution.

The main function of the Dispute Resolution portfolio is to manage legal matters arising from the management of risk, claims, potential litigation, Royal Commissions, inquests and regulatory enquiries, the safety of children and other vulnerable groups within the life of the Church.

Applications close: 10 December 2018

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Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting Church in Australia

Our culture 

As an employer, UCA values justice, inclusion, compassion, shared leadership, respect, integrity, wise stewardship and innovation.  A willingness to work within the ethos of the Uniting Church is essential.


  • Professional and friendly work environment
  • Genuine work-life balance culture
  • 37.5 hour work week
  • Holiday loading or 3 days off p.a.
  • Purchased annual leave

UCA is an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity and equal opportunity in employment.  We welcome applications from all candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds, First peoples and all others regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexual orientation.   

UCA is committed to providing a safe environment for all including children. Successful candidates are required to undergo a National Criminal History Check and sign a Keeping Children Safe Code of Conduct. Successful candidates may also require a Working with Children Check.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : PD - Senior Lawyer_Dispute Resolution

To apply for this opportunity, please upload your resume and a cover letter on our website:

For enquiries about this role, contact Tania Di Nicolantonio on

Please quote in application: Senior Lawyer – Dispute Resolution via Pro Bono Australia.


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