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Principal Legal Officer - 12 Month Fixed Term


Hays Australia REM Reputable State Government Department seeking stand out Lawyer Your new company Our Client is a reputable NSW State Government agency that focuses on creating thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. The Department fosters a collaborative culture, offering its legal staff to be a part of a world class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community they serve. Your new role You will act as the 2IC to the Legal Director, assisting with the mentoring and management of a high performing team of legal staff, providing strategic and client focussed legal services across a diverse range of complex and innovative projects and transactions, while carrying out the following duties: Running your own matters, including major projects, managing all stakeholder relationships and driving timely, commercial outcomes in line with Government objectives and timeframes Undertaking and supporting Departmental engagement and liaison with other State agencies, local government and other external stakeholders to support delivery of reform projects Drafting, reviewing and finalising other legal documents including development agreements, leases, environmental planning instruments, voluntary planning agreements, briefing notes, delegations, statutory appointments, and orders to enable the Department to effectively carry out its functions Undertaking research and analysis, providing options, making recommendations on complex matters and developing solutions to support decision making and achieve positive client and Department outcomes Conducting information, training and briefing sessions, and developing training materials for clients and staff to transfer specialist knowledge, expertise and skills and contribute to the work of the Department What you'll need to succeed Admitted to practice as a Lawyer in Australia and hold (or be eligible to hold) a current NSW Practising Certificate Ideally, a minimum 6 years' experience as a Property Lawyer (General Property Law, complex agreements for leases, complex transactions) Demonstrated experience across commercial and contract law Experience in administrative Law or experience in policy making and legislative process would be a bonus.

An outcome focussed, problem solving mindset Capability to communicate complex legal concepts to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders Mid-Tier/Top-Tier experience is highly desirable NSW Government experience is favourable What you'll get in return In return you will receive the opportunity to maximize your career as a Lawyer by working with one of the most reputable State Government departments in Australia. You will be working on a high performing legal team, that provides you with the option to work from home while offering you great support and team culture. As a government employee, you will have up to 18 days flex leave a year, on top of your standard annual leave giving.


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