Position Vacant: National Legal Director

Published: 9 Aug 2019

National Legal Director

Permanent Full-time

Location: Sydney CBD

The Maritime Union of Australia Division (MUA Division) of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union is seeking an experienced legal practitioner to manage the provision of legal and strategic industrial advice and representation to the Officials of the Union.

Located in the Division’s National Office in Sydney, the position reports directly to the Deputy National Secretary, in consultation with the National Secretary, supervises and manages the Division’s internal National Legal Unit, and liaises with and instructs external legal service providers.

To be considered for the role, candidates will need to be able to demonstrate a breadth of experience in providing high level legal services and strategic 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), Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (Cth) and associated legislation.

A capacity for multi-tasking and an ability to manage a busy case load is crucial.

The successful applicant will work with the Division’s Officials to ensure a coordinated approach to the Division’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 its social responsibilities seriously, and seeks to influence and shape the future.

To be considered for this role, applicants will possess a degree in Law, and have no less than 10 years’ or more post admission or equivalent experience in senior roles. You must hold an unrestricted practicing certificate, or eligibility to obtain one to be considered for this role.

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

For additional information contact: Trisha Hurley – 0419 528 413

Interested applicants apply to: recruit@mua.org.au or

The Recruitment Officer
National Office
The Maritime Union of Australia
Level 2, 365 – 375 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Closing date for applications : Friday 6 September 2019

The Maritime Union of Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants must be permanent residents and able to work in Australia.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney