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Senior Corporate Counsel

Date: 01-Mar-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. 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.


Operating in a technically complex, dynamic and heavily regulated industry, the Senior Corporate Counsel (SCC) will assist the DGC in advising on employment law, workplace relations and WHS law services to the business. Working as part of the Corporate Services team, the SCC will report to the Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Services.


Advisory responsibilities:


  • Optus group companies on workplace strategy, including implementation of change, restructuring and enterprise bargaining;
  • Employment and IR aspects of corporate deals, plus general employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination, bullying, employment contracts and termination of employment;
  • Workplace compliance and governance, including the development of policies and procedures, and training;
  • Employment disputes, litigation, including industrial action and dispute resolution;
  • Work, health and safety law and compliance;
  • Working autonomously and providing supervision and instruction to more junior members of the legal team; &
  • Briefing external lawyers in consultation with the DGC.


You'll be expected to have or develop expertise in the legal areas relating to the part of the business they're supporting through the proactive monitoring of legal developments that impact the relevant business area. You will work with other team members and business colleagues to ensure business processes comply with the law!


Additionally, you'll be with the business to embed a culture of education and compliance in relation to policies procedures and behaviours across the business that are not only in line with and meet our legislative obligations, and allow insight and continual improvement in these areas, whilst being able to operate commercially.


Your background for success ...


  • Admitted as a solicitor in one or more States in Australia;
  • In house experience with 7+ years post admission legal experience in employment, workplace relations and WHS;
  • Ability to provide commercially focused legal support and proven commercial competence;
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills, as well as project management skills; &
  • Robust written and verbal communications skills with ability to communicate to people in a range of positions.


Please apply 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. Whether you’ll be working in our corporate offices or in a retail store, we're a highly collaborative workplace, and offer a range of perks such as:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Discounts on Optus products and services;
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities;
  • Up to 5 days of Volunteer Leave per year; &
  • Blended Ways of Working.


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.