Senior Legal Counsel

Hireup

Seeking an experienced lawyer with an expertise in privacy to assist in Hireup's continued growth and success!

  • Join one of Australia's fastest growing product companies
  • Unleash your full potential in an inclusive and purpose-led organisation
  • Contribute to the evolution of the disability secto
Hireup is an online platform and community for people with disability and their families to find, hire and manage support workers that fit their needs and share their interests. Whether it’s support with getting to work or catching a local footy game, Hireup gives people the tools to live life on their own terms. 

With thousands of registered users and support workers in big cities and remote communities all across Australia, Hireup is a national network of local supports, committed to delivering an individualised approach to support and community-driven future for the disability sector.

As a purpose-led organisation with over 200 HQ staff (and growing), we are dedicated to powering the evolution of the disability sector. We do this by keeping the community at the heart of our decision making and encouraging a culture defined by kindness, innovation, equality and storytelling. 

Operations at Hireup is focused on building a sustainable, strategic and adaptable environment to support the organisation’s hyper growth. Our operational functions support all teams, helping to accelerate projects and address emerging barriers. We have a diverse, high-energy and inclusive team, which is committed to building a community movement that amplifies the many and varied experiences of Australians with disability.
  
We are seeking an experienced lawyer (4-5 pqe) to take a position within our legal team on a 6 month fixed term basis, report to the Head of Legal within the operations team. This role is integral to meeting Hireup’s continued growth and success.  The role will suit a motivated and hands-on commercial lawyer who thrives in fast-paced and dynamic environments and is able to autonomously influence senior stakeholders in the business. The person is able to clearly communicate a business-appropriate, commercial, strategic approach to the legal and risk advice provided in respect to all aspects of the business.

Priorities - the work
  • Be a trusted advisor for the business by providing timely, strategic and commercial legal advice in a manner that influences decision-making within the business. 
  • Autonomously drive and be the ‘point person’ from a legal perspective for the business on strategic commercial projects, particularly in the area of privacy and data management.
  • Provide practical and strategic legal advice to the business, including resolving significant and complex legal issues relating to privacy, commercial risk, commercial contracting, data management issues, incident and disputes management and compliance matters.
  • Manage the provision of information and training to the business on relevant or emerging legal issues.
  • Work collaboratively and hand-in-hand as a valued partner to each team within the Hireup business in respect to various day-to-day legal issues faced by the business including:
    • Developing Hireup’s approach to privacy and data management;
    • Drafting and managing commercial contracts for the business;
    • Supporting the Community Team (as required) in relation to critical incidents and responding to requests for information;
  • Actively contribute to the legal team in relation to excelling in the provision of the legal function, simplifying processes and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement where applicable.
  • Actively monitoring and advising the business about new or changing legislation and regulation and emerging risks.
Skills - the person
  • Bachelor of Laws with an excellent academic record
  • 4-5 years of post-admission experience, preferably including in-house experience in the areas of privacy and commercial law
  • Strong connection to, or interest in building an understanding of the Australian disability sector and community
  • Maturity, operational and strong commercial judgement, and proven experience building positive working relationships with senior leaders, executives and business teams
  • An ability to operate independently and to apply judgement and knowledge to various situations, including risk identification and management, regulation evaluation and change implementation
  • A thorough understanding of the commercial and regulatory environment affecting the disability sector
  • Demonstrated judgment in identifying and managing emerging legal issues
  • A customer-centred focus with a desire to deliver a strong level of service
  • Enthusiasm, initiative and the willingness to manage a complex and diverse workload and the ability to balance and prioritise work and manage expectations of multiple stakeholders
  • Strong general commercial aptitude and technical legal skills and attention to detail
  • Approach work with high-energy, drive and internal motivation
  • Exhibit adaptability, resilience, transparency, trustworthiness, passion and innate curiosity
Apply now

People with lived experience of disability strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is full-time and the salary will be dependent on experience. For more information about the role and how it fits within Hireup, contact Ria on ria@hireup.com.au

Hireup is dedicated to creating inclusive and accessible candidate experiences for all and we encourage you to contact us if you have suggestions on how we can improve or adjust our approach to ensure an enjoyable, fair and informative candidate experience.