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Director, Legal Services


West End

The Director Legal Services reports to the Chief Legal Officer.

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification SO
Workplace Location Brisbane - South
Job ad reference QLD/QBCC16/19
Closing date 24-Feb-2019
Job duration 3 Year Contract
Contact person Kate Raymond
Contact details 3613 3457

Primary purpose of the position 

  • Lead and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the Legal Services Unit's service delivery to ensure the provision of expert advice and identification, minimisation and management of operational legal risks;
  • Oversee and advise on dispute resolution matters including where the QBCC is a party to litigation.
  • Develop innovative and practical legal options in response to the challenging operational requirements of the QBCC to support the delivery of strategic objectives and organisational priorities;
  • Provide and coordinate the provision of high quality legal services to the Queensland Building and Construction Board, Commissioner, Senior Leadership Team and staff through the Chief Legal Officer; and
  • Support and assist the Chief Legal Officer across a diverse range of matters including operational legal, governance and regulatory matters, policies, procedures and risk mitigation;
  • Lead the research, analysis and interpretation of complex policy, legal and regulatory issues, to prepare high quality and articulate submissions, review and recommendations that add value to decision makers, enhance the decision making process and foster a continuous improvement to the organisation's functions. 

Key outcomes/Accountabilities 

The aim of this role is to:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Practice Manager and the Legal Services Team, particularly in relation to litigation matters.
  • Provide and oversee the delivery of high quality legal advice to the Chief Legal Officer, senior executives and internal stakeholders to facilitate the management and resolution of a diverse range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient management of legal and contractual risks including drafting and advising on various contractual agreements including general commercial, procurement and leasing and liaising with internal stakeholders to ensure risks are identified, minimised and managed.
  • Support and assist the Chief Legal Officer across a diverse range of matters including operational legal, governance and regulatory matters, policies, procedures and risk mitigation.
  • Cultivate effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to foster a cooperative approach to achieving the QBCC's aims.  

Candidate Attributes 

Within the context of the role described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who has the following key capabilities: 

1)     Demonstrated leadership and resource management skills supported by a record of achievement in delivering high quality performance outcomes and customer service. 

2)    Substantial knowledge and experience in litigation matters, and in interpreting legislation and applying contemporary legal principles and practices, particularly in relation to administrative law, building and construction, corporate and general commercial matters. 

3)    Demonstrated high level communication, interpersonal, negotiation, consultation and mediation skills with a proven ability to resolve complex and sensitive matters and to develop strategic and collaborative relationships. 

4)   Demonstrated experience in delivering innovative and strategic solutions to complex issues and providing advice at a strategic and operational level.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Admitted as a solicitor or a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Holder of a current practicing certificate issued by the Queensland Law Society or Queensland Bar Association
  • Fully compliant with all CPD requirements of the Queensland Law Society or Queensland Bar Association

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