Senior Manager, Legal Services - Commercial and Property

Monash University
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$172,393
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Senior Manager, Legal Services - Commercial and Property

Job No.: 657900

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $172,393 pa Level 10A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Further your expertise, working on an extremely diverse range of legal matters
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Enjoy being part of a collaborative and mutually supportive legal team
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

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    The Opportunity

    The Senior Manager of Legal Services – Commercial and Property is a senior legal liaison within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), focusing on the commercial and property legal stream. As the Senior Manager you will play a pivotal role in providing specialised legal advice and services aligned with best practice and tailored to meet clients needs. You will work closely supporting the Director, Commercial and Property to ensure the delivery of top tier legal support.

    The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the central office within the University to deal with legal issues. The Commercial & Property stream supports the University's critical infrastructure in terms of property and construction, significant commercial transactions, and IT procurement initiatives.

    As the successful candidate you will:

  • Provide top-tier legal advice, research and document preparation to address legal issues promptly and accurately
  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements, contracts and other legal documents
  • Ensure the provision of effective negotiation, transaction and project management support to relevant business units, and higher management
  • Build and sustain relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders, leveraging these connections to facilitate cooperation and deliver services aligned with client needs
  • Support the development and implementation of initiatives, service delivery model enhancements and innovative solutions to improve the effective operation of the OGC and strategic delivery of legal services to clients
  • Provide leadership and guidance to colleagues both within the OGC and external to the OGC, as appropriate
  • About you

    To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be a qualified legal practitioner with at least ten years' post admission experience in a legal practice setting
  • Enjoy working in a complex environment managing a busy portfolio of high- quality legal advice and services in the area of commercial and/or property law
  • Have a proven ability to work autonomously and proactively to manage complex legal matters, taking ownership of outcomes and resolutions to issues, working within tight timeframes and in an extremely fast-paced, multi-faceted environment
  • Have exceptional communication skills, the ability to be highly adaptable and strong leadership capabilities
  • Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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    At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory Police Check.

    Some reasons why you will love joining the OGC at Monash:

  • You'll be working for one of the world's top universities, with truly values-driven strategy
  • Diverse and interesting work, broadening your skills and expertise
  • Hybrid working arrangements (3+2)
  • Great campus amenities with ease of parking; cafes, gym and swimming pool on-site
  • How to Apply

    If you are a dynamic legal professional who is ready to make an impact, we invite you to apply. Click the ‘Apply now' button below and include your CV along with a document responding to the Key Selection Criteria.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Sarah Blatchford, Group Manager - Legal Operations & Strategy, +61 491 825 006

    Position Description

    Senior Manager - Legal Services - Commercial and Property

    Closing Date

    Monday 20 November 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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