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Principal Legal Officer (PLO)

Cairns, Australia

Reference: 5774467

  • Competitive salary with attractive benefits
  • A career opportunity with the ability to drive real change
  • Friendly, supportive team culture

Are you looking for a role that is diverse, challenging, and rewarding?

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation is the largest and most eminent corporate entity representing the rights and interests of Traditional Owners in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. Our vision is to be the leader of sustainable, Indigenous community development in the lower Gulf Region where our people are strong and empowered to take control of country, culture and their economic future.

We have an opportunity for a legal professional to join our team as our Principal Legal Officer. In this role you will manage and supervise the legal operations of CLCAC under the direction from the CEO.

Working together, you will ensure the CLCAC carries out its functions and responsibilities as a native title representative body in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Native Title Act 1993. This includes setting priorities for work, overseeing litigation, mediation, and commercial negotiations, appearing in courts and other legal forums, and managing budgets as a member of CLCACs Management team.

The essential skills and experience we require for this role include:

  • Admitted (or eligible to be admitted) as a legal practitioner in Queensland;
  • At least three years post-admission experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing budgets and preparing reports for government agencies;
  • Previous experience in managing and developing a multi-skilled professional team and a large, diverse workload;
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to working with Aboriginal people to achieve their land aspirations and objectives;
  • Possess excellent communication skills and the capacity to liaise effectively with senior management personnel;

A willingness to travel to remote areas with a current C class driver's license is essential.

In exchange for your hard work, you'll be joining a passionate and engaged team, who'll support you every step of the way. This is a genuine opportunity to lead our organisation into the future and enjoy a role where you can make a positive contribution to our communities.

Applications Close: 31 Jan 2022