First listed on: 15 May 2020
New South Wales Police Force

General Counsel - Office of General Counsel - Office of the Commissioner 

The General Counsel is directly responsible for managing, directing and delivering legal services across a range of multi-discipline areas to ensure the NSW Police Force has a sound integrated legal foundation for all its operations and activities.

The General Counsel is required to deliver strategic and authoritative legal advice and assistance on matters that are highly complex and sensitive or have high financial, reputational or operational risk. The legal counsel provided by this role to the Executive will support strategic initiatives, policy formulation and decision making relating to the objectives of the NSW Police Force. The role will also contribute to state wide legal and social justice initiatives by driving and influencing thought leadership of legal reforms and policy development initiatives that have strategic impact and achieve positive outcomes.

General Counsel - Office of General Counsel - Office of the Commissioner - Woolloomooloo 

The role description identifies the capabilities required for the role, with the following Focus Capabilities:

  • Display resilience and courage
  • Act with integrity
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work collaboratively
  • Influence and negotiate
  • Think and solve problems
  • Procurement and contract management
  • Project management
  • Inspire direction and purpose
  • Manage reform and change 
  • Public Sector Senior Executive - Band 2
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Woolloomooloo

Essential requirements - applicants must:

  • obtain and maintain the requisite security clearance for this role
  • hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months.
  • be admitted as a Solicitor of New South Wales Supreme Court for a minimum of 10 years, with an Unrestricted Practicing Certificate
  • hold appropriate tertiary qualifications in law, management, or social/legal policy; and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience with demonstrated ongoing professional development.
  • have substantial management skills and experience within public and / or private sector organisations, including demonstrated capacity to lead and manage multi-disciplinary teams in an environment of change.
  • have highly developed skills and extensive experience in providing solutions focussed legal advice in response to high risk and strategic issues.
  • have substantial experience advising Executive on transformational transactions, including governance.

To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses:

  • an Australian Citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident or citizen of New Zealand
Applications from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.

How to apply, you must:

Please read the role description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountatbilities when preparing your resume and cover letter.

Applicants are requested to attach:

  • current resume/curriculum vitae (CV) (macimum 5 pages); and a 
  • cover letter (maximum 2 pages) respoinding to the following targeted questions.

Please do not attach copies of Qualifications, Certificates or documentation (other than a Resume/CV) - you can bring these if called for interview.

Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a rigorous National Police (criminal history) Check and obtain and maintain a Security Clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force

Applications can only be submitted electronically online via the I Work for NSW website.

For information on applying for roles with the NSW Police Force click here

To view or download the Role Description click here


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