Manager Legal & Compliance

Our client is seeking a Manager Legal & Compliance. You will be reporting to the General Counsel / General Manager Governance & Assurance, the role is responsible for providing high-level legal and compliance advice, managing disputes, drafting and reviewing contracts and other legal documentation.  The Manager Legal and Compliance supports internal stakeholders on legislative and compliance developments and obligations to ensure alignment across the business and resolution of issues to deliver greater business efficiency. The role is based in Fremantle. Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Great remuneration on offer.

Key duties include:

  • Research, prepare and review legal documentation including commercial agreements.
  • Provide targeted and commercially focused legal advice in relation to the diverse areas of the business, including agreements, property, workplace health and safety, projects, environment, disputes and external relations.
  • Provide leadership and management strategies for litigation, claims and disputes.
  • Provide practical and targeted advice on legal concepts, including interpretation and application of relevant legislation.
  • Support and undertake investigations, where required, into significant incidents and have oversight of the compliance of reporting to regulatory agencies in relation to such incidents.
  • Manage day to day relationships with external law firms.
  • Management of and contribution to, Fremantle Ports’ compliance function, including creation and maintenance of appropriate legislation registers, compliance frameworks, compliance education and reporting and allocation of accountabilities and awareness of obligations.
  • Ensure applicable legal changes are reported to the Board and Board Sub-Committees (Audit and Risk Management and People, Safety, Environment and Community) and Executive Team.
  • Management of direct reports, including formulation of team objectives, operational plans and targets to achieve corporate targets.
  • Cover for the General Counsel / General Manager Governance & Assurance in periods of absence.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Tertiary qualification in Law.
  • Legal practising certificate with at least 8 years’ PQE and in-house experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of legislative and statutory compliance environments.
  • Extensive experience in applying governance-related principles and their application in a business environment.
  • Well-developed leadership skills with previous experience managing legal teams.
  • High level attention to detail with experience in the crafting of policies, procedures, reports and other written documentation.
  • Experience in any of the following would be an advantage: ports and maritime environments, construction, property, disputes and projects.

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