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Corporate Counsel

Date: 21-Jan-2023

Location: Sydney (Macquarie Park HQ), Australia

Company: Singtel Group



It starts with yes


At Optus, we don’t sit back and let the future happen to us - we’re out there making it. By expanding into new technology and relentlessly improving every day, we’re creating a better tomorrow for all Australians.


Operating in a technically complex, dynamic and regulated industry, the Corporate Counsel (CC) will be a trusted Advisor and partner to the business, providing legal advice to facilitate commercial decision making and ensuring that all operations of the organisation are legally compliant.


Core duties:

  • Support the Optus Enterprise and Business units;
  • Become skilled in the legal issues relating to that Business Area; &
  • Coordinating and continuously improving the provision of legal support, and proactive monitoring of legal developments.


You will be supporting stakeholders that provide the full breadth of telecommunications and managed technology solutions and services to large business and government customers, including applications, security, cloud-led ICT, collaboration and contact centres.


Additionally, you will regularly be called on to head up projects that are complex or unusual, ensuring that all aspects of legal support for the project are provided.


Your background, skills & qualifications ...


  • Admitted as a solicitor in one or more states in Australia (or equivalent qualifications from overseas and taking steps to be admitted in Australia);
  • Minimum of 4+ years’ post admission legal experience with in-house experience highly desirable;  
  • Understanding of Telecommunications Act and industry codes, Competition and Consumer Act, plus Privacy Act and Intellectual Property Law is advantageous;
  • Commercial law experience – including negotiating both customer and vendor/supplier agreements; &
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously, as well as manage competing priorities and critical issues.


If this sounds like you, please apply in confidence with your CV and cover letter via the online function today!


As a provider of essential services across Australia, Optus has a critical role in the community through keeping our customers connected to the people they love and the things that matter. It is also our priority to ensure we provide our amazing people and our customers with a healthy and safe workplace environment.


Considering the significant risks posed by COVID-19, Optus expects all workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and will require vaccination for certain roles as well as access to Optus workplaces. Please speak to us if you have any questions about this policy or how it impacts you, including any concerns you might have about meeting this requirement.


Optus is a place where we let you do you. We're a highly collaborative workplace, and offer a range of perks such as:


  • A competitive salary;
  • Discounts on products and services;
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities;
  • Up to five days of Volunteer Leave per year; &
  • Blended Ways of Working.


We understand that flexibility means different things to different people. We're proud to offer a variety of options to work in different ways, such as our Blended Ways of Working and job share. Our Blended Ways of Working lets our people work across home and our offices. Please talk to us about how we can make this role work for you.


Curious about our culture? Go behind the scenes with our people by searching #OptusLife on LinkedIn.


Please no recruitment agencies, we’ll be managing this role in-house. Any resumes submitted outside of our process will be deemed the sole property of Optus.




We believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers.​