Senior Legal Counsel

Senior Legal Counsel

As Senior Legal Counsel for RMIT Online within the Legal Service Group, you will: Provide a service focussed, pro-active point of contact for internal clients and external parties particularly RMIT Online as well as other RMIT portfolios as may be required (Supported Portfolios). Provide legal and strategic advice and support to the Supported Portfolios in the negotiation, drafting and development of agreements, policies, processes and all related legal documents required by the Supported Portfolios.


The role will also facilitate and support compliance with regulatory and reporting obligations, and technology systems to enable efficient and compliant functions such as contract and legal matter management. Develop and maintain a productive and positive working relationship with key portfolio stakeholders and their teams. Develop and deliver business focussed training and skills uplift programs to the Supported Portfolios on relevant and contemporary legal subjects as required by the Deputy General Counsel and Associate Director.


Maintain and enhance a suite of template documents for use within and by the Supported Portfolios. Manage the use of external legal advice as required, in accordance with external legal panels established by the Legal Services Group. Provide regular updates on legal matters relevant to the Supported Portfolios for publication through Legal Services Group communication channels.

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To be successful in this position, you’ll have as a minimum:

  • A current practising certificate as an Australian lawyer under the Legal Profession Uniform Law, and ideally 5+ PQE.
  • Substantial experience working as a lawyer supporting business in a digital environment.
  • Specific experience of commercial and innovative endeavours in the online B2B and/or online higher education sector is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders from a range of experience levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering business relevant and timely legal advice through quality engagement with stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to operate with a high level of confidentiality in a sensitive manner with the ability to lead and influence others.

About the Group

Legal Services Group (within the Finance and Governance Portfolio) is responsible for the full range of legal services to all areas of the University. The Legal Services Group is committed to: Providing high quality legal services that are aligned and responsive to the commercial needs of RMIT; A high level of customer service which means getting know the different areas of businesses we service and tailoring advice to meet their needs; Assisting RMIT achieve its strategic objectives by working collaboratively with our University colleagues to help them achieve their objectives; Developing and maintaining relationships with subject matter.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply‘ link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Bec Taube via email HEW 10A – Senior Legal Counsel Applications close on Thursday, 2nd September at 11.55pm.


About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


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