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Legal and Governance Officer


Employer: Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Environment & Sustainability, Legal & Human Rights, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 27 March, 2018.
Applications close: 17 April, 2018. (Expired)

  • Department: Organisation Support
  • Salary: $94,671.09 per annum (paid pro rata) + Superannuation
  • Responsible to: Chief Operating Officer
  • Direct Reports: Nil Direct Reports - works closely with contractors, interns and volunteers
  • Status: Permanent, Part-time (3 days per week)

We know you’re in high demand. You could work for a university, a start-up, or a large consultancy firm. But while you do that, Australia may be building the largest coal mine ever, as climate change rapidly escalates.

So come work with us instead. We don’t have fancy offices (although we so have awesome boats). There are no share offerings, except for a share in the most meaningful and challenging work around, that will see you make a huge difference you can be proud of.

The Role

The Legal and Governance Officer is primarily focused on implementing and upholding good corporate governance practices in Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP).    

What you will get up to in this role

  • Review and assess contracts for commercial viability and risk and identify where external legal advice ought to be sought
  • Oversee data protection compliance
  • Contribute, where appropriate, to the development of the governance and legal function across the international organisation
  • Act as the point of contact externally for commercial legal affairs of the company

Why Greenpeace?

Australia and the Pacific are unique and precious environments. We've got a beautiful climate, rich oceans, vast forests and healthy food. Yet all of this is under threat. Greenpeace takes action to protect our natural home, now and for the future. We investigate and expose environmental abuse, hold decision-makers accountable, promote effective solutions and inspire others to create positive change.

What we are looking for

  • Relevant experience in advising in relation to governance, administration or compliance is essential, with demonstrated understanding of governance for charitable organisations is desirable
  • Attention to detail and a focus on producing high quality reports and documents
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to give practical and reliable advice in a clear University degree in law and current practising certificate. Additional degree/diploma in Corporate Governance is an advantage
  • Minimum 3 years post-admission experience as a lawyer

What we can offer you

As a Greenpeace employee, you’ll be part of an important program of work to stop climate change, save the ancient forests and protect our world's oceans, earth and sky!

As well as a chance to match your career to a compelling cause, Greenpeace offers employees a supportive, safe working environment and a genuine work/life balance. Greenpeace is committed to personal development, with great opportunities for workplace learning and career progression.

We also offer:

  • Opportunities to voluntarily participate in the work of our campaign teams, including public actions.
  • Access to information about Greenpeace's activities occurring all around the world, and, depending upon your role, opportunities to participate in national and international meetings and activities. 
How to apply for this job

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