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Legal And Governance Officer

Glen Eira City Council - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Job Details

  • Rewarding opportunity to join a team dedicated to career progression
  • Full-time, permanent role
  • $86k - $94k per annum + Super

About The Role

We seek a customer-focused and team-oriented Legal and Governance Officer who is looking to join a dynamic team that focuses on individual career development in a supportive and energetic environment.

This position is responsible for overseeing statutory compliance and governance within Council.

Key Responsibilities
  • Act as Freedom of Information Officer to manage FOI requests;
  • Maintain and update Council's extensive delegation instruments to enable sound decision-making;
  • Prepare authorisations for officers with legislative responsibilities;
  • Maintain public registers;
  • Assist with managing Council's policies including policy reviews and internal and external publication;
  • Assist with a range of administrative law and governance matters including privacy and Council's compliance with the legislative requirements of the Local Government Act 2020; and
  • Assist with a range of legal matters, including drafting and reviewing agreements and contracts, and providing advice.

About You

Our Corporate Counsel team is small and close-knit, so we are looking for an individual who shares our team ethos of being collaborative, collegiate and committed. This is an ideal position for someone who wants to progress and advance in their role, as we provide the room and encouragement to do so.

The Following Is Also Required
  • Bachelor of Law or equivalent tertiary qualification in law;
  • Experience managing FOI requests;
  • Experience in providing governance or legal advice in a government or highly regulated environment
  • Experience interpreting and applying legislation, systems/process analysis and development, and preparation of advice, reports and legal documents
  • Experience drafting and reviewing contracts not essential but will be well regarded

Please note the successful candidate must be willing to undergo a police records check for the purpose of employment.

About Glen Eira City Council

Glen Eira City Council aims to be an organisation that is high performing, values-based, and strives for innovation. We are proud of our achievements and have been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2019. We endeavour to recruit people who share our values, are proud of their work, and desire to make a difference to our community.


We have a great culture that is valued by all our staff. Teamwork, collaboration and innovation are a key focus at Glen Eira City Council. We will offer you:
  • A supportive team environment where your ideas are welcomed
  • Extensive Learning and Development programs
  • A job that is challenging and exciting
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Comprehensive leave entitlements
  • Flexible working arrangements

How To Apply

Please attach your resume along with a cover letter detailing your experience and how it relates to the role.

For further information, please contact Wendy Mason on 9524 3202 or at wmason@gleneira.vic.gov.au .

Glen Eira City Council prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and a child-safe organisation. As a Council, we are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, as well as all our employees.

We encourage applications from people of all diverse abilities, skills, languages, cultures, and backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ and gender diverse people. We value the knowledge, skills and talents that all people can share with our workforce and community.
Glen Eira City Council is committed to reconciliation and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations. If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Aboriginal Civic and Cultural Officer on T: 03 9524 3333 or E: MBickford

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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