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Paralegal Officer

Bush Heritage Australia
  • Fantastic opportunity to apply your skills for the good of the Australian bush
  • Flexible Location
  • Full time, 3 years fixed-term position

Bush Heritage Australia, a national leader in landscape-scale conservation, is seeking a Paralegal Officer.

Bush Heritage Australia is a national leader in landscape-scale conservation. Independent and evidence-based, we work where we are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. We protect and help manage 11.3 million hectares of land, providing habitat for over 6700 native species, including at least 226 threatened species. We have two proven approaches to what we do: we carefully select, purchase and manage landscapes of high conservation value; and we work in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners, to achieve conservation outcomes.

About the role:

The Paralegal Officer role is a new role developed by Bush Heritage in response to our ongoing expansion and business diversification. The Paralegal Officer will work directly with Bush Heritage’s Legal Counsel to improve and enhance the provision of legal and paralegal services to all Bush Heritage staff, improve our efficiencies in legal data collection and maintenance and improve our capacity to undertake complex property and commercial transactions with key external stakeholders. The Paralegal Officer role will be a vital addition to the Corporate Services Team and have the opportunity, to work on a nationwide scale, on a wide and diverse range of projects.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in legal private practice/government department or private conservation/not for profit organisation dealing with property and or commercial law matters.
  • Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and well-presented written material.
  • Online legal database searches (e.g., Citec Confirm)
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Ability to draft legal documents, summaries, and reports.
  • Ability to undertake legal property searches in every state and Territory of Australia.
  • Ability to access and use online (Supreme, Federal and High Court) Registry portals.
  • Data management in SharePoint & Office 365

If you require further information, please contact Marina Mateos, HR Business Coordinator on 03 8610 9123 or marina.mateos@bushheritage.org.au, using the subject line: Paralegal Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Bush Heritage Australia actively encourages applicants from diverse groups and communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, women, people with diverse ability and LGBTIQ (sexuality and gender diverse and intersex) communities.

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