Employment Opportunity - Senior Legal Advisor


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Governance & Policy   Division: Corporate Services - Governance

  • 3yr Fixed Term Contract
  • Challenging professional role
  • Eligible for housing, utilities allowance and relocation assistance
  • 6 weeks annual leave

 Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager Governance you will be responsible for coordinating and administering the Town of Port Hedland’s Legal function including; providing legal advice to Council and staff, drafting and review legal documents, conducting negotiations on behalf of the Town, and representing the Town in court.

Our ideal candidate is an expert in the application of law within Local Government with particular knowledge of planning, building, and environmental regulatory processes. In addition to extensive experience and knowledge in conflict resolution, negotiations, and court proceedings you will need to possess high level communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, and analytical skills to succeed in this role.

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in Law
  • Admission to practice in WA
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Wellness program (includes discounted gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave

.How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the essential and desirable criteria found within the position description, summarising how any relevant experience meets the position requirements. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact Cherry McNicol, Manager Human Resources (08) 9158 9344.

 The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.


Applications close 4.00pm Monday 7 December 2020.

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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Posted on Nov 20 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Mon, 7 Dec 2020 16:00:00

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