Legal and Governance Officer

Job - 19 December, 2017
Calling all legal gurus. Come make a difference in a key role with real purpose.

Department: Organisation Support

Salary: $94,671.09 per annum (paid pro rata) + Superannuation

Responsible to: Chief Operating Officer

Direct Reports: Nil Direct Reports - works closely with contractors, interns and volunteers

Status: Permanent, Part-time (3 days per week)

We know you’re in high demand. You could work for a university, a start-up, or a large consultancy firm. But while you do that, Australia may be building the largest coal mine ever, as climate change rapidly escalates.

So come work with us instead. We don’t have fancy offices (although we so have awesome boats). There are no share offerings, except for a share in the most meaningful and challenging work around, that will see you make a huge difference you can be proud of.

The Role

The Legal and Governance Officer is primarily focused on implementing and upholding good corporate governance practices in Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP).     

A Glimpse of the Responsibilities

  • Review and assess contracts for commercial viability and risk and identify where external legal advice ought to be sought
  • Oversee data protection compliance
  • Contribute, where appropriate, to the development of the governance and legal function across the international organisation
  • Act as the point of contact externally for commercial legal affairs of the company.

Why Greenpeace?

Australia and the Pacific are unique and precious environments. We've got a beautiful climate, rich oceans, vast forests and healthy food. Yet all of this is under threat. Greenpeace takes action to protect our natural home, now and for the future. We investigate and expose environmental abuse, hold decision-makers accountable, promote effective solutions and inspire others to create positive change.

Skills required to land you this role

  • Relevant experience in advising in relation to governance, administration or compliance is essential, with demonstrated understanding of governance for charitable organisations is desirable
  • Attention to detail and a focus on producing high quality reports and documents
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to give practical and reliable advice in a clear University degree in law and current practising certificate. Additional degree/diploma in Corporate Governance is an advantage
  • Minimum 3 years post-admission experience as a lawyer.

What We Can Offer You

As a Greenpeace employee, you’ll be part of an important program of work to stop climate change, save the ancient forests and protect our world's oceans, earth and sky!

As well as a chance to match your career to a compelling cause, Greenpeace offers employees a supportive, safe working environment and a genuine work/life balance. Greenpeace is committed to personal development, with great opportunities for workplace learning and career progression.

We also offer:

  • Opportunities to voluntarily participate in the work of our campaign teams, including public actions
  • Access to information about Greenpeace's activities occurring all around the world, and, depending upon your role, opportunities to participate in national and international meetings and activities.

How to apply

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. We actively encourage applications from all corners of our global society. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice.     

To apply for this role please submit a CV (of no more than 3 pages) and a separate Cover Letter (of no more than 1 page) detailing your suitability for the role.

Note: Not all responsibilities and competencies listed in the Job Description need to be addressed; it is left to the discretion of the applicant which to focus on.

Please direct applications or enquiries to:

Human Resources

Applications close at midnight on 17 January 2018.