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Lawyer - Kununurra


Employer: MG Corporation
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Indigenous, Legal & Human Rights, Conservation & Land Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 02 August, 2017.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

About MG Corporation

Miriuwung and Gajerrong (MG) people are the native title holders of large areas in the north of the East Kimberley region.

MG Corporation is committed to building a strong economic and social base for MG people by pursuing an inclusive economic development agenda, while protecting and enhancing MG culture and heritage.

The role

MG Corporation is looking for a Lawyer with a minimum of 3 years' post qualification experience. 

Based in Kununurra, the successful applicant will perform the duties of in-house legal counsel with a focus on native title and heritage matters. Reporting to the CEO and Senior Legal Counsel, you will:

  • Advise the MG Traditional Owners with respect to their native title rights and interests, including in relation to the Native Title Act, cultural heritage, Aboriginal land rights and land access laws.
  • Provide high-level support to the CEO and Senior Legal Counsel with respect to a number of areas, including governance, regulatory compliance, employment, property and commercial law.

Skills and experience

The successful applicant will have:

  1. Tertiary qualification in law.
  2. Minimum of 3 years' post qualification experience, ideally with a commercial background or native title experience.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in an environment of complex and dynamic relationships.
  4. Excellent analytical, research and problem solving skills with the ability to draw sound inferences from the information available and identify, propose and implement legal strategies.
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts using plain English.
  6. Ability to work with little supervision and manage competing priorities.
  7. Experience in reviewing, amending and drafting legal documentation, including internal and external contracts.
  8. Experience in negotiating contracts and other legal documentation with third parties.
  9. Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and experience working with Aboriginal people and/or organisations.

Job benefits and perks

MG Corporation offers attractive leave, relocation and salary sacrifice entitlements. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this position, email j.langford@mgcorp.com.au, using the subject line: Lawyer - Kununurra enquiry via EthicalJobs, for a copy of the Position Description, including the key selection criteria, and details of the application process. 

Applications close 5pm, Friday, 6th October 2017.