Position Vacant: National Legal Officer – QLD

Published: 8 Apr 2021

Position Vacant: National Legal Officer – QLD

  • Work Type: Fulltime
  • Location: Brisbane, QLD


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

Located in the MUA’s Queensland Branch, the position reports to the Division’s National Legal Director and works closely in a collaborative manner with the Divisional National Legal Team as well as the MUA’s Queensland and NT Branches.  As part of the National Legal team, it may be necessary to travel interstate, from time to time, as required.  

Candidates will have a breadth of experience in providing high level legal services and advice with a strong emphasis on industrial and employment law, possessing 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 in the Fair Work Commission including unfair dismissals, bargaining related applications and other industrial disputes.  Candidates will ideally be able to demonstrate experience in taking cases to the Federal and Supreme Courts.

You will be able to multi-task, assess, prioritise, manage and deliver a busy legal case load as well as provide strategic legal and industrial advice that meets the objectives of the union’s campaigns.

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 4 years' post admission or equivalent experience in similar roles, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. Applicants will need to have demonstrated experience in industrial and employment law as well as a commitment to social justice issues and union values.

A competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience, will be offered to the successful candidate with a base salary range between $115,000 and $130,000.

How to apply for this job:

Applications including a cover letter and a resume in no more than 4 pages total by email to The Recruitment Officer: recruit@mua.org.au, using the subject line: National Legal Officer – QLD

For additional information, please call Wendy Carr, 0407211776

Applications close: Thursday 22 April 2021



Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney