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Director Legal Risk & Compliance

Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Sydney (Sydney)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Consulting, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Other

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

About the role

  • Unique opportunity to contribute to a values-driven organisation
  • Fast-paced environment and engaging work addressing disadvantage in Australia
  • Part-time 0.8 FTE || flexible-working options || Sydney or Melbourne based

Who we are  

Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage – towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive. We influence systems to deliver better social outcomes for people by learning about what works in communities, helping organisations be more effective, sharing our perspectives and advocating for change. 
The Legal function provides legal, regulatory, risk, insurance, compliance and company secretarial guidance and support across SVA. 
The position 

In this role you will be responsible for providing legal, risk and compliance advice and support, as well as company secretarial services to SVA, to ensure it complies with its legal and contractual obligations, effectively manages its strategic and operational risks and maintains a strong corporate governance culture. This position is broad and involves the provision of advice, contracts management, insurance and risk management and corporate governance. You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Director Legal, Impact Investing to ensure there is an integrated approach to the provision of legal, risk and compliance support across the organisation.  
Your benefits 

  • Work in a business awarded Best Workplace 2021 from Voice Project with 81% employee engagement and satisfaction. 
  • Join an organisation awarded Change Champion 2021 for recognising and actioning our employees’ insights to improve experience and business performance  
  • Be part of the SVA team known for living by our values to put people at the centre and be open and ready to learn  
  • We don’t believe that “one size fits all” so we offer flexibility and a hybrid work model that is specific to your team and recognises that work is only one of our priorities. 
  • Join a business with a focus on your wellbeing and development with an additional week’s annual leave after working with SVA for two continuous years. 

Who you are 

If you have a passion for working in the social sector, are driven by excellence, and have a strong analytical and practical approach to solving legal, commercial, and operational issues, this is the role for you! You will come to the position with extensive experience in advising on legal, regulatory and risk matters at a senior level and drafting, negotiating, and advising on a variety of commercial contracts, as well as company secretarial experience, ideally within the not-for-profit sector. A collaborative and pro-active approach to building supportive internal relationships and working across diverse internal and external stakeholders will see you successful in this role.  
SVA values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in. 
If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, have the right to work in Australia and would like to join our dynamic team please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the person requirements by midnight 11 August 2022. 

We recommend that you review the position description before applying for the role. 
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview in the week commencing 8th August 2022. 

This is a parental leave cover for a period of 9 months, commencing between mid-September and early October. 
To find out more about SVA and view the position description for this role, please go to

How to apply


Please quote in application: Director Legal Risk & Compliance via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Legal
Sector: #Consulting, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights, #Other


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