• Lawyer 2-3 yr PQE | Public Sector Corporate - Defence Canberra ACT
  • Clayton Utz in Canberra ACT, , Australia
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

The role

As a result of continued growth, our Public Sector (Corporate) group has an exciting opportunity for a Lawyer (2-3yr PQE) to join our Canberra practice. Working closely with Partner Chris Davis and our wider team, you will get exposure to some of the largest, most challenging and high profile procurement undertaken by the Commonwealth government.

Our team works on a wide range of commercial, contracting, procurement, corporate and probity matters within the government sector. The varied nature of our work means that even at a junior level, you will have the opportunity and will be expected to directly engage with strategically important Commonwealth departments and agencies, all the while being supported to enhance your skillset and local profile.

Collegiality is a strong aspect of our team and we are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Lawyer who appreciates our culture.

We understand that flexibility at work is important. While you must be based in Canberra... our team embraces remote and flexible working arrangements. Part time applicants are encouraged to apply.

About You
To be successful in this role you will have;
• at least 2-3 years' experience as a Lawyer within Government and/or a leading private practice law firm. More experienced lawyers will also be considered and are also encouraged to apply.
• experience in and an understanding of public sector procurement and contracting, preferably including experience with Department of Defence procurement.
• ability and willingness to work with a level of independence and autonomy appropriate to your experience. You will not be micro managed and must be prepared to take responsibility for delivering to requirements.
• a passion for delivering exceptional client service and building effective relationships.
• an existing Commonwealth security clearance or the ability to obtain one.

The Public Sector team

Our national Public Sector group is widely regarded as the premier private government practice in the country and has a wealth of talent and experience within the team.

The team helps a range of Commonwealth and State Government departments and agencies with some of their most interesting, significant and technically challenging programs, projects and matters generally. We use our skills to solve complex legal problems, assist with the development and implementation of program strategy, and inform policy development.

For further information, please visit our Public Sector showcase page on LinkedIn.

What are the benefits?

Supporting you to be at your best:
• Hybrid working arrangements with full technology support.
• Competitive, annually reviewed total rewards package.
• Annual bonus scheme plus additional rewards for significant contribution.
• Tuition assistance to support further study.
• Learning, training and development opportunities.
• Up to 26 weeks' paid parental leave.
• Purchase up to an extra 4 weeks' additional leave each year.
• Health & wellbeing support services.

How to Apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact the consultant, details below, for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Consultant Contact Details

Shibanni Dave, (02) 6279 3543

Accessibility and Inclusion

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Do you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application? If so, please contact the recruiter via the above telephone number or via email to recruitmentsupport@claytonutz.com.

For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit www.claytonutz.com or follow us on LinkedIn here.

Agency submissions

Clayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee
Canberra ACT Australia


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