Position Vacant: Senior 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.

Located in the MUA's National Office in Sydney, the position reports directly to the National Secretary and works closely in a collaborative manner with all National and 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 a sound understanding and strong working knowledge of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and associated legislation.  Additionally, candidates will be expected to be able to run their own matters including unfair dismissals, bargaining related applications and other industrial disputes.

You will need the capacity to manage the resourcing of litigation on a nationwide basis and often at short notice, to oversee and support the work of other legal and compliance staff, and to be able to genuinely multi-task.  Overall you must have the ability to assess, prioritise, manage and deliver a very busy case load encompassing legal, policy and a wide range of other 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 7 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, using the subject line: Senior National Legal Officer application

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

Applications close: Friday 29 April 2016