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Employment Lawyers (EL1 equivalent)


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Position Overview
Allygroup is seeking experienced employment lawyers who have around 4 - 10 years PAE experience (EL1 equivalent) for our federal government client. This agency is well regarded and positions with our client are prized.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team who value a good balance of completing work and delivering excellent and holistic legal outcomes and social inclusivity. You will be required to manage your own caseload with minimal supervision. This is also a great opportunity to mentor juniors in the team and continue your professional development. 

Our client prefers candidates who are Canberra based. Our client is ideally seeking full-time candidates and will also consider part-time arrangements at 4 days per week. Our client is also open to the possibility of remote working 2 days per week. 

Day to day tasks

  • managing employment law/industrial relations matters including complex and high-profile litigation (employment disputes);
  • advising on Work Health & Safety and compliance with the Fair Work Act
  • managing risk in performance management and disciplinary matters
  • employment contracts, deeds of release and workplace policies and procedures; and
  • unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination, harassment and bullying claims.

Why you should apply:

  • you will work on nationally significant matters and receive excellent remuneration;
  • you will work in a friendly, collegiate atmosphere with like-minded people who thrive in a fast-paced environment; and
  • you will be afforded a great work/life balance and a supportive work atmosphere.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • work autonomously with minimal supervision;
  • have excellent technical ability;
  • demonstrate advanced oral and written advice skills;
  • be enthusiastic, proactive and inquisitive;
  • be able to work to tight deadlines under pressure;
  • have the ability to develop relationships quickly and engage with diverse groups of people;
  • be able to communicate confidently in a clear and concise manner; and
  • be able to exercise sound judgement and analytical skills and be a trusted advisor.

To be successful you will need to be admitted as a solicitor with at least four years post-admission experience in Employment/Industrial Relations Law, preferably gained in a specialist law firm or government in-house legal department. You will also be required to be eligible to hold an Australian issued security clearance, Negative Vetting One level. Candidates who already hold this level will be highly regarded. 

Applying for this role
To submit your application, press ‘Apply Now’.  Alternatively, please feel free to call us on (02) 5104 3170 for a confidential discussion or email your resume through to recruitment@allygroup.com.au.

About Allygroup
Allygroup is a law firm which specialises in legal recruitment, legal management consultancy, and legal project management.

Allygroup is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and endeavour to put forward the best candidates regardless of their cultural, gender or religious identity.


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Job details
Date posted
24 Jun 2022
Government, Emergency & Defence
Federal Government
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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