Legal Counsel

  • Company:
    St Barbara
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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St Barbara is an ASX listed gold producer and explorer with assets in Leonora (Western Australia), Simberi (Papua New Guinea) and Nova Scotia (Canada). We are proud to be a Company recognised by industry awards for operational excellence and performance, focus on sustainability, gender diversity and pay equity.

In February 2020, St Barbara were awarded for the sixth consecutive year ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’. We also provide industry best practice parental leave and return to work provisions, nil gender pay gap in like for like roles and a commitment to addressing pay equity and gender equality through our recruitment, promotions, reward and recognition.

Based at our Corporate Head Office on St Kilda Road in Melbourne and reporting to the General Counsel & Deputy Company Secretary, you will be joining an inclusive environment with structured, supported career development and long term career opportunities.

Our Opportunity

  • Providing legal advice and support, including but not limited to, provision of mining, property and land law advice; contract drafting (e.g. Royalty Agreements, Land Access Agreements, Deeds of Assignment and Assumption, Confidentiality Agreements); native title advice, preparing contract summaries and supporting corporate transactions;
  • Providing ad-hoc advice under the supervision of General Counsel & Deputy Company Secretary and relevant external counsel, in respect to legal issues covering Australian, Canadian and Papua New Guinea law;
  • Maintaining a corporate records system and a register of agreements; and
  • Maintaining the Company’s Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC) compliance system, including maintaining the online register and preparation of Board ABAC compliance papers.
  • About You

    You will be admitted as a Lawyer, ideally with three to four years of Post Qualification Experience (PQE) and have an interest in the Gold mining industry. This position is an ideal step up towards General Counsel or Company Secretary in the future. 

  • Your personal commitment to behaviour that is consistent with St Barbara’s Values;
  • Strong legal drafting and research skills;
  • Reliable information handling skills with well-developed attention to detail;
  • Well-developed written communication skills with capable commercial and analytical thinking;
  • Excellent knowledge of general commercial and contracts law;
  • Demonstrated experience in the protection of ontractual negotiations, including confidentiality agreements and procurement related agreements;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work to tight deadlines to deliver to promise; and
  • A track record of anticipating role-relevant requirements, risks and opportunities and the initiative to take the required action.
  • About Us

  • Team leadership focused on professional development and coaching;
  • A supportive, professional and positive office environment on St Kilda Road, Melbourne;
  • Access to Company programs such as the Mentoring Program and other internal networks; and
  • A range of employee benefits including competitive salary, salary sacrificing and eligibility to participate in the Company’s bonus scheme.
  • St Barbara has strong sustainable long life operations and we are poised for further growth with exploration, expansion plans and business development.