Legal Counsel

at University of Western Australia

Governance Directorate

  • Join a motivated and high performing Legal team working to shape the future of a top 100 University
  • Level 9, full-time appointment on a two year fixed term basis
  • Salary range: $112,133 to $118,721 plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the team

The Legal team is situated within the Governance Directorate. The team provides comprehensive advice and support to the executive, academic and administrative units of the University on a broad range of legal issues.

About the opportunity

Reporting to UWA's Managing Counsel, you will join a team with four other lawyers to provide legal advice to the University. You will ensure legal services are aligned with the strategic objectives of the University and are consistent with service delivery and client satisfaction objectives. You will also draft, negotiate and advise on behalf of the University on a wide range of agreements, leases and other legal documentation and prepare various agreements relating to research, collaboration, funding and intellectual property. In addition, you will negotiate and advise the University in relation to Commonwealth and State Departments, statutory authorities and external third parties.

About you

With admission as a legal practitioner in Western Australia with at least three years post admission experience, you will have gained experience in negotiating and drafting contracts and providing advice to large organisations. In addition, you will have an intellectual and conceptual ability to deal with high levels of complexity, to manage conflicting priorities, and have a proven ability to work to and meet multiple deadlines.

About Campus

We work at one of Australia's most beautiful university campuses, with some of the most inspiring people on the planet. In addition to facilities such as gym, library, swimming pool and childcare, we have great public transport links and end of trip facilities so you can ride, run or walk to work.

Queries related to this opportunity should be directed to Ms Annabel Williamson (Managing Counsel) on +61 8 6488 4716 or

Closing date: Sunday, 15 September 2019

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: 503259.DOCX

Diversity and Inclusion

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).



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