Legal Secretary

Job no: 497410
Work type: Part Time
Location: Various locations
Categories: Legal

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Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The portfolio of the Chief Operating Officer oversees the resources, operations and infrastructure of the University and creates an operating environment conducive to research excellence, high quality learning / teaching and stakeholder engagement.

The General Counsel's Office within the Chief Operating Officer portfolio is responsible for the provision of legal services to the University, including providing legal advice to the Council, the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and other officers of the University and co-ordinating any external legal services provided to the University.

The Role (Part-time, 2 days per week)

The Legal Secretary in the General Counsel Office provides professional, high level secretarial and administrative support to University solicitors in the delivery of the General Counsel Office objectives.

The successful candidate will be required to work on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the position, you must submit a cover letter which addresses the criteria below and upload this and your CV as part of the application process:

  • At least 5 years' experience working as a legal secretary, preferably in-house.
  • Excellent understanding of Land & Property Information dealings and processes for registration of instruments.
  • Excellent word formatting skills, ability to use review functions for legal red-lining of documents and create tables and indexes.
  • Preparing and editing of correspondence and legal agreements.
  • Pro-active in managing deadlines.
  • Experience with a broad range of administrative and office management policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of general office functions and experience in a legal office.

For further information regarding this role, please view the position description below.

Salary Package: From $67,625 - $76,886 per annum (pro-rata) (HEW Level 5), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Part-time (2 days per week), continuing position.

Position Description: Download File PD_Legal Secretary_Dec 2016_v2.docx

Specific Role Enquiries: Violeta Kikirekova, University Solicitor on

General Recruitment Enquiries: Jason Abbott, HR Graduate Intern on

Applications Close: Sunday, February 26 2017 at 11:55pm (AEDST)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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