Legal Counsel - FOI and Privacy

Immediately available Legal Counsel - FOI & Privacy, Permanent role

Your new company
Hays Legal has partnered with a Victorian statutory authority to recruit for a Legal Counsel on a permanent basis. You will be working with highly qualified legal professionals specialising in Privacy & FOI focused legal advice.

Your new role
Supporting and reporting to the General Counsel and Board Secretary, and the wider Authority’s legal team, you will assist with strategic decision making and legal risk management across the organisation. You will also:
  • Liaise with all levels of internal stakeholders
  • Provide expert legal advice on a broad range of complex legal issues, specialising in the areas of privacy, data protection and requests for information
  • Strengthen inter-governmental relationships and data sharing agreements
  • Manage disputes/breaches of Privacy and information sharing.
  • Identify innovative solutions to balance stakeholder requirements and ensure compliance with legislative, public sector regulatory and policy frameworks.
  • Undertake further tasks as required by the General Counsel & Board Secretary.

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this position, you will have:
  • A legal qualification and a current Australian Legal Practising Certificate
  • 5+ years’ PAE
  • Demonstrated ability in providing expert legal advice in privacy law, FOI requests and matters, statutory interpretation and public law.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to deal with different stakeholders effectively.

What you'll get in return
If successful in the role you will have the opportunity to join a highly competent team reporting and assisting a supportive manager. There is competitive remuneration on offer.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Aimee Lobban now on 03 8616 8453 or email

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

LHS 297508 #2669371


Job Type
VIC, Melbourne CBD

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Aimee Lobban, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Melbourne
Level 21, 360 Collins Street

Telephone: 0386168453

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