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Legal Counsel


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Apply nowJob No:512635
Area:Office of Chief Operating Officer
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($100,264.90 - $112,583.95)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

Legal Services

Led by the General Counsel, The University of Queensland (UQ) Legal Services is responsible for the delivery of legal services to the Vice-Chancellor, executive management, and other key decision makers at UQ in order to support the achievement of UQ’s strategic objectives while protecting its interests.

About This Opportunity

Our Legal Counsel is responsible for providing advice on legal issues arising from the University's broad range of activities, particularly commercial and research activities, plus compliance, governance and policy. This particular opportunity works across our Research and General teams, as such our successful applicant will provide advice across all streams of legal work, from complex, to less complex, and dependent on the needs of our clients and business units. To see a full list of duties, see the PD embedded below.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

It is critical that our successful candidate be admitted as a Solicitor or Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland, coupled with demonstrated relevant experience and expertise (approx. 4 to 5 years post admission is preferred).

You'll be highly capable advising on contract and commercial law matters, research contracts, plus a high level of drafting skills for a wide variety of legal documents. It is critical that you're confident handling and resolving complex legal issues whilst demonstrating sound judgement and commercial acumen. You'll be a highly adept communicator, with the ability to influence various interdisciplinary stakeholders and negotiate mutually favourable outcomes.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing position at HEW level 8.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $100,264 - $112,583, plus 17% employer superannuation contributions. The total FTE package will be in the range of $117,308 $131,722.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 Hew 8 RL General 21.12.2020.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Leanne Fox (Associate Director, Legal Services – General team) at 3346 6240 or l.fox@uq.edu.au or Jocelyn Aboud (Associate Director, Legal Services – Research team) at 3346 0633 or j.aboud@research.uq.edu.au

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • A statement addressing the key selection criteria found within the PD, and;
  • CV/Resume.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time