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In-house Lawyer

Location: Perth
Company: SDAWA
Telephone: 08 9221 4321
Apps close: Friday 6th November 2020

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA) is one of Australia's largest Unions with over 210,000 members nationally. We look after the interests of retail, fast food and warehouse workers.

The SDA in Western Australia is seeking to employ a full-time In-house Lawyer, to provide legal services to the Union and its members.

We need an organised, resourceful, and enthusiastic lawyer who believes in furthering the interests of workers. The successful applicant must be motivated and capable of performing their role without constant supervision.

About the role
Working from the SDA office on Barrack Street in the Perth CBD, your duties and responsibilities will include:
• Providing autonomous and unsupervised in-house legal services to the Union and members of the Union;
• Conducting litigation for, and appearing on behalf of, the Union and members of the Union in Courts and Tribunals;
• Providing legal advice to the Union’s officials, including senior elected officials, and to members of the Union;
• Providing support to the Union’s Industrial Officers;
• Instructing external lawyers and/or Counsel.

Key Selection Criteria
To be considered for this role you must have the following:
• Current Western Australian Legal Practising Certificate, or the ability to obtain one;
• Minimum of 1 year of post-admission experience in employment and/or industrial law;
• Considerable knowledge and experience relating to the application of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA), awards and enterprise agreements, and related processes and procedures, such as unfair dismissal applications, general protections applications, underpayment claims, and dispute resolution procedure applications;
• Strong legal technical, analytical and problem solving skills;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Experience drafting applications, claims, witness statements, submissions, and other legal documents, negotiating the resolution of applications and claims, and appearing in relevant Courts and Tribunals;
• Excellent organisational skills, ability to deal with competing and at times, urgent, priorities and deadlines, and ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement;
• Commitment to Union values and principles.

Application Process
Please provide us with a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and your resume.
Applications close on 6 November 2020.
Salary to be negotiated with successful applicant.