Deputy General Counsel - 12 months Temporary (Maternity Cover)


Job Description

Deputy General Counsel – 12 months Temporary (Maternity Cover)

  • Join a world-class organisation
  • Make a difference to the people of NSW
  • Leverage your strategic legal skills
  • This pivotal role supports the Office of General Counsel in fulfilling NSW Treasury’s vision to be among world-class Treasuries globally

    Why NSW Treasury

    NSW Treasury helps guide the State’s growth for the benefit of the people who live, work and study in NSW. We do this by managing the State’s finances and assets to make sure the community is gaining the most value from them and supporting reforms to maintain a strong and competitive economy. Our work includes boosting trade, investment and tourism, developing industry, supporting jobs growth, improving service delivery to the community and increasing living standards. We are purposeful and outcomes-focused.

    NSW is made up of a diverse community with different needs. It is crucial for us to understand and involve the voices of these communities that we serve, design and create policies for. We believe a diverse workplace, where the best people for the job collaborate towards great outcomes, is a world-class workplace. Therefore, we are always on the lookout for people who can bring diverse perspectives that reflect NSW communities to ensure we are effective in the work we do.

    We’re committed to building a culture of highly engaged and talented people, all working together in a collaborative and high-performance culture that facilitates career mobility and diversity. Our culture is underpinned by the NSW Public Sector core values of Excellence in Service, Integrity, Accountability and Trust and a clear set of expected behaviours.

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    About the Office of General Counsel

    The Treasury Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides strategic legal support to the Treasury Cluster Ministers and NSW Treasury. The work of the OGC is divided into four core legal service areas:

  • Leadership and Policy
  • Commercial Transactions and Strategic Projects
  • Disputes, Compliance and Risk Management
  • Support for BAU Operations
  • The Role

    The role of the Deputy General Counsel is to support the OGC and the strategic role that the OGC has in fulfilling NSW Treasury's vision: To be world-class amongst Treasuries globally, stewarding innovative, strategic policy reform underpinned by strong economic and financial management.

    This role represents a fantastic opportunity to grow with us in building a world-class Treasury! You will be rewarded with an attractive executive remuneration package in addition to working in a flexible working environment located in Martin Place, Sydney.

     Key Skills and Experience

  • Admitted as a legal practitioner and holding a current unrestricted practising certificate.
  • Extensive high-level experience (minimum of approximately 10 – 15 years post qualification experience) in the provision of legal services, with at least 8 – 10 years post qualification experience in large commercial disputes/litigation and broad commercial corporate experience in a high-quality environment.
  • Proven ability to work in highly complex commercial environments and in delivering timely and relevant legal services.
  • Click here for the Role Description which provides details relating to the ‘essential requirements’ of the role.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    At NSW Treasury, we are committed to building a respectful workplace, appointing the best person for the role, and supporting diversity across all areas. We are on a journey to become more inclusive.

    Talent Pool

    A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool represents a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

    How to Apply!


    To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Treasury, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

    The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check and provide confirmation of academic qualifications prior to commencement.

    Please submit your application for the role ONLY via (req4403)

    Your application should include:

  • A cover letter which explains your alignment with the essential requirements of the role.
  • An up-to-date resume detailing your knowledge, skills and experience in relation to the role. 
  • If you require additional information, please contact in confidence: Ken Boots on (02) 9228 5*** or *********

    Applications close: 9:59 am Monday 17 August 2020

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