Legal Counsel

Ambulance Victoria

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 12/09/2018

Job Category:

Legal / Government

Job description:


To be successful in the role, you will have a strong focus in providing legal advice on legislation, agreements and general legal advice for AV as requested.  Responsible for in-house legal support for a range of issues and projects, including coordinating various contracts, litigated matters, intellectual property issues, research, drafting legal documents, providing ad hoc advice and assisting in negotiations as appropriate.


About the role

Reporting to the General Counsel, the main duties of the role also include (but are not limited to);

  • Prepare, review and advise on agreements across AV, including commercial and collaborative agreements
  • Provide legal advice and recommendations to contract managers on contract management issues, including potential contract breaches, contract performance issues, and dispute resolution
  • Analyse and interpret various legislation, case law and government publications and their potential impact on AV, including the Consumer Laws, Public Administration Act, Privacy and Data Protection Act, Health Records Act, Freedom of Information Act etc.
  • Develop and review policies as required relating to  AV activities to ensure AV maintains efficient and effective systems for the management of legal issues
  • Manage litigation matters as required by General Counsel on behalf of AV, including liaison with VMIA and VMIA-appointed legal representatives and preparation of court documentation and internal AV documents as required
  • Represent AV in external meetings on legal issues as required
  • Provide standard professional services, exercising judgement and promote early intervention strategies, encouraging AV employees to seek legal counsel for potentially complex, sensitive or litigious matters


About you

The successful applicant will have significant experience with legal advisory in complex organisations, supported by a tertiary qualification in (LLB) admission as a legal practitioner of the High Court or the Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory or eligibility for admission to practice. 

They will be au fait with providing leadership support across all business units and will be comfortable in routinely advising senior stakeholders on general legal matters.  Possessing high level expertise and detailed knowledge of legal matters in a workplace, you are experienced in providing advice to senior management on policy issues and service solutions.

You will be an exemplary communicator and will possess strong leadership skills to allow you to hold integrity with decision making on complex matters and maintain constructive relationships with stakeholders across the business.

Candidates must be willing to travel throughout the region when required.

The successful candidate may also be required to undergo relevant security checks, such as a police record check.


What's in it for you

As a valued member of AV you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/ life balance, as well as offering salary packaging options and various other benefits.  We believe our people are our greatest resource and the sustainability of our workforce depends on how well we utilise our people's skills and abilities.


How to apply?

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter outlining their suitability for the role by 5pm, Wednesday 26 September 2018.

Please note: a separate document addressing the selection criteria outlined in the PD is not required.

For any queries please email Brooke Candotti at or contact the AV Recruitment Team on 03 9840 3653.


Ambulance Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.