Senior Lawyer

Cairns Permanent / Full Time

An accomplished and experienced legal recruiter, I specialise in connecting top legal talent with organisations in the not-for-profit, commercial, and government sectors. My tailored approach to recruitment leverages data-driven insights and industry expertise to identify the best candidates for each search. I am dedicated to providing excellent service, solving clients' recruitment challenges, and helping organisations build strong legal teams.Additionally I have extensive industry experience at a senior level in HR, organisational development, governance and business strategy. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Recruiter :
Rachel Townes-Vigh

Rachel Townes-Vigh
Position: Senior Legal Officer-Coordinator, Future Acts

Location: North Queensland (location details provided upon application)

Salary: approx $144,000 + super + benefits


Our client, a prominent Native Title Representative Body, is seeking a dedicated Senior Legal Officer-Coordinator to join the team. You will play a crucial role in providing legal expertise and strategic coordination within our Future Acts, Mining and Exploration Unit. Our client is committed to upholding Aboriginal rights and ensuring effective representation under the Native Title Act 1993.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide expert legal advice and representation to native title parties regarding future act activities, ensuring informed decision-making.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate various agreements, including ILUAs and Cultural Heritage Management Plans.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Unit to ensure efficient service delivery and client satisfaction.
  • Maintain awareness of relevant Commonwealth and Queensland legislation impacting our work.
  • Prepare detailed reports and contribute to team meetings and strategic planning initiatives.
Selection Criteria:
  • Demonstrated understanding and respect for Aboriginal cultures and issues affecting Aboriginal communities.
  • Minimum 5 years' post-admission experience with a Practicing Certificate in Queensland (or be eligible for one).
  • Strong legal background in corporate, commercial, renewable energy, or environmental law preferred.
  • Ability to manage legal tasks independently, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven negotiation and coordination abilities, with a track record of delivering results within deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel as required and hold a manual Queensland Drivers Licence.
Application Process: To apply for this exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of Aboriginal rights and land management, please submit your resume and a cover letter to Rachel Townes-Vigh @ [email protected]

For more information, contact [email protected] | 0439 936 199

Note: Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Referral reward: $1000

Legal > Legal Native Title / Pro Bono / Community

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