Legal Counsel

Seeking an experienced Legal Counsel to join our business on a flexible work arrangement

  • Join an energetic, experienced, and collaborative in-house legal team, advising on a wide range of commercial legal issues
  • Central East Perth location
  • Advise on and negotiate a range of commercial contracts with stable and long-term exposure to many different industries and clients

Compass Group is the global market leader in providing food and a range of support services to customers in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals and aged care, across iconic venues and in energy and resources.  In Australia we have over 11,000 employees working across 600+ locations. Our parent entity, Compass Group PLC, is listed in the UK with 2020 revenues of GBP20 billion.

We work across a number of sectors including Business and Industry, Healthcare, Education, Defense, Offshore & Remote. Compass Group Australia revenue exceeds AUD1 billion which has largely been unaffected through the Covid environment.

The Role

We are currently seeking the expertise of an In-House Legal Counsel to join an experienced and collaborative small in-house legal team of 4, advising on a wide range of commercial legal issues. You will manage, negotiate and draft a full suite of contracts and commercial agreements, advise on regulatory issues and governance risks, and assist with other legal issues related to supply chain including modern slavery as well as privacy, data protection and ethics.  Moving out of the Covid world, Compass Group will be endeavoring to grow its service offering with your support. 

The Person

In this high business facing role you will be required to have:

  • A current Australian Legal Practicing Certificate
  • 7+ years’ post-qualification experience
  • Experience in commercial areas either from a leading tier firm or generalist in-house Experience in the resources and contract services industry will be looked upon favorably
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (including services contracts, leases and subcontracts) with appreciation of indemnity and insurance risks
  • Experience resolving disputes/litigation and instructing external counsel
  • A confident, persuasive and cordial communication style
  • Enjoyment working in a fast-paced and commercially minded environment

The Benefits

Flexible working arrangements with requirements of 2-5 days per week including accommodating working from home to suit your lifestyle.

We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent and offer many diverse opportunities.  We place great importance in looking after our people and offer a variety of learning and development opportunities, reward and recognition programs, paid parental leave and a selection of corporate benefits.

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