Associate Director, Legal Services (General)

Jun 14, 2017
Jun 29, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Become a senior member of a busy Legal team at UQ. The Associate Director supervises, manages and directs the work of lawyers in the Legal Services(General) team.  The role also provides legal and strategic advice on a broad range of matters relating to the activities of the University.

This is a challenging role. If you are looking for an opportunity to influence and make a significant contribution to developing and maintaining an efficient, effective and sustainable legal function in a complex organisational environment, then this could be the ideal role for you.

The role

The Associate Director assists the General Counsel with the overall management of the Legal Services(General) team.  The role also provides legal and strategic advice on a wide range of legal issues affecting UQ, including in relation to commercial, contract, property and administrative law.

The Associate Director will be expected to take a lead role in supporting the Legal Services (General) team through the current Change environment. This position supports the General Counsel in promoting and maintaining a high performing and collaborative team culture.

As a member of Legal Services’ senior management team, the Associate Director will work with the General Counsel to:

  • articulate and lead a client focused culture where Legal Services is an effective enabler and trusted adviser; and

  • achieve the strategic and operational objectives of Legal Services.

The Associate Director reports to the General Counsel. 

The person

Applicants must have extensive expertise and experience in commercial law, the ability to draft a wide variety of legal documents and to handle and resolve complex legal issues.

Applicants must also have management experience, having effectively managed and developed a team of lawyers.

The role requires a strong strategic outlook, an ability to cultivate and sustain positive working relationships, and a high level of communication and interpersonal skills.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.  

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, Fixed Term appointment for 5 years with an attractive salary package to be negotiated for the right candidate.


To discuss this role please contact Connie Seeto on +61 7 3346 0677 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Reference: 500788

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