Head of Legal Employment

NAB

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time

Posted


  • Diverse and challenging work
  • Collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Permanent Role

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Head of Employment Legal to join the Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Investigations team.

The Head Of will provide advice on and be responsible for the management of actual or potential litigation, complaints, significant regulatory matters and reputational risks relating to employment law, industrial relations and employee health and safety matters. You will also lead a team of lawyers who provide advice on and manage those employment law, industrial relations and employee health and safety matters.

You will be tasked with selecting and appointing external lawyers, barristers and professional advisors

Reporting to the General Counsel, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Investigations, you will be instrumental in making decision related to the team composition, structure and priorities.

In addition, your will be accountable for:

  • Individually or jointly advising on matters of significant legal impact and/or commercial and reputational sensitivity
  • Oversight of legal advice prepared for and provided to relevant business units
  • Managing provision and cost of external legal services
  • Oversight of legal advice prepared for and provided to relevant business units
  • The management of the Employment Legal team’s portfolio of work and the management of the individual team members
  • Assisting the NAB Group to avoid or minimise future litigation, regulatory matters and reputational risks in respect of employment law, industrial relations and employee health and safety matters
  • Acting as a delegate for GC, DR&RI when required

What you’ll bring

You are a highly motivated individual who strives to consistently provide high quality, commercially relevant decisions in the management of our legal, regulatory and reputational risk.

In addition, you can demonstrate:

  • Bachelor of Laws qualification, be admitted to Practice as a Barrister or Solicitor and hold a current Legal Practicing Certificate with 10+ years PQE
  • Significant experience providing in financial institutions with advice on employment law, industrial relations and employee health and safety matters
  • Proven ability to advise and influence senior management and executives and to develop and implement strategy at an enterprise level
  • Experience in leading professional teams
  • Deep understanding of the financial services industry and managing employment law, industrial relations and employee health and safety matters
  • Excellent organisational skills, including prioritisation and time management
  • Proven problem solver and excellent communication skills including ability to influence senior stakeholder and executives

A diverse and inclusive workplace works better for everyone.

At NAB, we’re intent on building a culture we can all be proud of. One based on trust and respect. An uplifting environment where every single one of us feels appreciated and empowered to be our true, authentic selves. A diverse and inclusive workplace where our differences are celebrated, and our contributions are valued. It’s a huge part of what makes NAB such a special place to be.

Make a difference through your work


At NAB, we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes that exceed our customers’ expectations. We are an ASX listed organisation that has been serving Australian communities for more than 160 years. We are investing in positive change and our work changes the future of banking. Our colleagues have an impact far beyond work, and you’ll be part of a team that is helping to solve some of society’s biggest challenges.

A diverse and inclusive workplace works better for everyone.

At NAB, we are intent on building a culture we can all be proud of. One based on trust and respect. An uplifting environment where every single one of us feels appreciated and empowered to be our true, authentic selves. A diverse and inclusive workplace where our differences are celebrated, and our contributions are valued. It is a huge part of what makes NAB such a special place to be.

More focus on you


We are committed to delivering a positive experience for our colleagues and a workplace you can be proud of. We support our colleagues to balance their careers and personal life through flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working and job sharing and competitive financial and lifestyle benefits. We invest in our colleagues through world class development programs (Distinctive Leadership and Career Qualified in Banking), and empower you to learn, grow and pursue exciting career opportunities. To learn more, visit the Benefits of Working at NAB page on our website.


Join NAB


If you think this role is the right fit for you, we invite you to apply. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process or the role, please let the recruitment consultant know. Please note candidate screening and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date of the job advert.

Please note unsolicited CVs from agencies will not be accepted.

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