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General information

Name
Corporate Lawyer (Syd or Melb based)
Site / Location
Melbourne Support Office
Ref #
12360196
Entity
Australia Post
Opening Date
05-Jun-2024
Suburb
Melbourne
Work Type
Permanent Full Time

Description & Requirements

Help us deliver like never before 

Australia Post is delivering like never before. From the vehicles that we drive, to the small businesses that make our communities thrive. We’re delivering for the environment, for our communities, for our customers and for our people. We’re moving forward and we want you to come along for the ride. 


About the opportunity  

Reporting to the Head of Legal (People & Culture, Network Operations, Community, Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement), you will be responsible for providing broad commercial legal advice and support to stakeholders in these parts of the business, with a focus on the Network Operations business unit. 


Network Operations plays a critical role in planning, building, and maintaining infrastructure and operations across the enterprise while meeting agreed service, cost, and performance targets. It is responsible for delivering billions of items annually to millions of delivery points across Australia and around the world. Network Operations includes Australia Post letter and parcel delivery, StarTrack Express, premium services, fleet and asset management, operations technology, and facility property. 


The Corporate Lawyer will support this key area of the business which is continually evaluating its processes and simplifying its operating model, to ensure sustainability of our parcel deliveries, while bedding down changes to letters delivery. 


What you’ll deliver with us  

As an officer of the Court, you’ll be required to adhere to legal and professional ethical obligations in carrying out the role’s legal advisory functions. Your success is dependent on using your problem solving skills and legal judgment, with a strong understanding of our clients, as well as the external commercial, legal and regulatory environment. You’ll think commercially and strategically and generate solutions to assist your internal clients’ initiatives to move forward successfully. 


You’ll also   

  • Draft and negotiate contracts that achieve business objectives and allocate risk in accordance with risk appetite
  • Have great problem-solving skills and generate commercial solutions that assist with the success of key business initiatives
  • Be pragmatic and commercial to support your stakeholders manage their legal obligations in accordance with Australia Post’s risk appetite and regulatory frameworks
  • Assist stakeholders to meet their strategic objectives and priorities, provide independent, strategically focused, legal advice that adds value for Australia Post
  • Develop and maintain standard form legal documentation, resources, and toolkits
  • Advocate for strong corporate ethics and governance
  • Identify legal issues and risks in existing business operations and new business initiatives 
  • Assist in training the business to understand their legal rights and compliance obligations


About you  

  • You will have at least 5 years post-admission experience, having worked at a top tier firm, or demonstrated in-house experience
  • You will hold an unrestricted Australian practicing certificate
  • Strong commercial acumen with excellent negotiation, drafting, communication, and stakeholder engagement skills
  • The ability to build strong relationships and effectively influence internal and external stakeholders
  • A proactive lawyer with a positive attitude


How we’ll deliver for you

  • Join one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse workforces in Australia, where we’re all ages, genders and come from all walks of life
  • We deliver on our values of Trust, Inclusivity, Empowerment and Safety every day. They’re the TIES that bind our team together 
  • Immerse yourself in the AP Way – where every single team member partakes in a learning module to help understand the vital role we play in delivering on our strategy and purpose


We’re delivering together 

At Australia Post, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees.


We believe our business should reflect the diverse communities we operate in and are proud to be an inclusive workplace for people from all walks of life. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People with Disability, LGBTQIA+ and Refugees. We are one of the largest organisations in Australia to successfully achieve Disability Confident Recruiter status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and workplace for those living with a disability and are committed to reviewing and removing bias in our processes to create a gender-equitable recruitment experience and workplace.  If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion team on inclusivecareers@auspost.com.au

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