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Senior Lawyer

WorkCover Queensland

Location: Brisbane City

Job Type: Full time


At WorkCover Queensland our vision is to be the best worker’s compensation insurer, to make a positive difference to people’s lives and to keep Queenslanders working. Our flexible work environment allows you to be your best every day and contribute to the big picture.

Our organisation is made up of individuals who collaborate and seek to engage others, working together as One Team. We embrace diversity and value people who bring personal energy and authenticity to everything they do. If you’re someone with a strong values-oriented compass and you want to achieve sustainable outcomes, you will find a great community at WorkCover.

As a Senior Lawyer, you will contribute to the management of WorkCover’s legal panel and common law claims portfolio, including the maintenance of a legal audit and performance monitoring program, and support WorkCover’s legal risk framework by providing legal advice and support to internal stakeholders.

In this role you will be responsible for providing high quality advice and strategies to minimise our legal risk and achieve business outcomes. You will get the opportunity to partner with internal stakeholders across all business areas including IT, human resources, finance/procurement and claims management on strategic business projects.

About you

Admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, your 5+ years of post-admission experience is evident in your practical problem solving, verbal, written and presentation skills including the ability to present recommendations clearly and effectively.

With a proven ability to achieve successful outcomes, your understanding of legal issues in relation to corporate governance, commercial and procurement/contract issues, litigation and insurance is coupled with a strong financial/business acumen including the ability to interpret financial and statistical reports.

Comfortable managing complex and sensitive consultations, negotiations and partnership arrangements with a wide range of stakeholders, your willingness to contribute to the team and to work effectively and collaboratively with stakeholders will assist you in achieving group and organisational goals.

A bit about us:

The Common Law and Legal Group are passionate about making a difference to the lives of Queenslanders. This team of legal professionals’ value collaborative debate, enjoying the great outdoors, entering the odd triathlon or trivia competition.

Working in a collaborative team environment within a supportive and engaged organisation, you’ll enjoy a hybrid work model, access to personalised learning and development opportunities and the holistic support of our health and wellbeing program. We offer industry competitive salaries, a generous superannuation scheme (including co-contribution) and study assistance. You can find out more about our Employee Benefits by visiting Working at WorkCover Qld.

How do I apply?

Please submit your resume and covering letter to Katie O’Connell, Manager Talent Acquisition with applications closing at 10am Friday 30/09/2022.

Pre-employment checks will be conducted on all prospective employees. This will include a Police Check, Education Check, Reference Check and where appropriate a Visa Check. The information provided will be treated as confidential in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

WorkCover Queensland is committed to building a safe and respectful workplace, celebrating difference and where all of our people feel included. Through our Diversity Council Australia membership, Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, Age and Work Strategy and profile as a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women, we continue to strive to do better for all of our people, and the Queensland community.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply