Position Vacant: National Legal Officer

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is seeking an experienced legal practitioner to provide legal and strategic industrial advice and representation to the Officials and Members of the Union.


Work Type/s: Permanent. Full-time and part-time applications will be considered
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Legal & Human Rights, Unions & Workers Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Fremantle, WA.
Applications close: Friday 29 April 2016


Located in the MUA's Branch Office in Fremantle, the position reports to the Senior National Legal Officer and works closely in a collaborative manner with WA Branch Officials.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate a breadth of experience in providing high level legal services and advice with a strong emphasis on industrial and employment law, and will possess sound understanding and strong working knowledge of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and associated legislation. A capacity for self-direction, multi-tasking and an ability to manage a very busy case load is crucial.

The successful applicant will work with the MUA's Officials to ensure a coordinated approach to the Union's legal and strategic industrial work.

This is an exciting and highly sought after position in one of Australia's oldest, most effective and influential trade unions that values collaboration and collectivism, works closely with its partners across the labour movement, takes it social responsibilities seriously, and seeks to influence and shape the future.

To be considered for this role, applicants must possess a degree in Law, have no less than 3 years' post admission or equivalent experience in similar roles, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate.

A competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience, will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to apply for this job

Applications including a cover letter and a resume in no more than 6 pages total by email to The Recruitment Officer : recruit@mua.org.au

For additional information, please call Trisha Hurley, 0419 528 413