Senior Associate, Employment & Safety

  • Company:
    Allens
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    6 hours ago
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Your Role

Our Employment & Safety Team is hiring and we’re recruiting a Senior Associate for our national practice. We advise on all areas of employment, work health and safety, industrial relations, and discrimination law. This unique opportunity would be suitable for somebody with a particular focus on work health and safety.

Our Team

Our Employment & Safety Team provides works closely with our clients to manage employment and safety risks, protect corporate reputation and promote our clients as employers of choice. Our team is committed to delivering exceptional client care – if we spot an issue we raise it; if we spot an opportunity we let our clients know.

As a Senior Associate in the Employment & Safety practice, you will work closely with many parts of the firm, each with unique backgrounds and life experiences. Harnessing the many talents of our people helps us connect with our clients, solve complex problems, innovate and attract even more great people. We’ve long been committed to inclusion and diversity and we’re proud that there isn’t an ‘Allens’ type’. Our clients work with us because of our diverse teams, market leading quality and service.

We are in a significant and exciting growth phase and we are looking to expand our team with a high calibre Senior Associate with specialist work health and safety experience. As a member of our experienced and friendly team within Australia’s leading law firm, you will be challenged, supported and guided as you continue to learn and develop during your career at Allens.

Your day

The range of services provided by the Employment & Safety Group is varied. Your role within our team could typically include advising our clients on:

  • post-incident response
  • regulator investigations, prosecutions and coronial inquests
  • advising on work health and safety compliance, including reviews and audits
  • conducting work health and safety training, particularly for officers
  • You will also be able to advise clients on employment and industrial relations matters and represent them in litigation.

    Your clients

    You’ll work closely with clients to understand their businesses to find better ways to manage their work health and safety and employment challenges.

    You will have access to the firm’s extensive client base to explore and develop new opportunities and deliver outstanding service. Your role will support several of Australia’s largest employers with unique and challenging work environments.

    Our team works without borders, so you will be able to work on matters in any jurisdiction. This will give you variety in the work that you do and the ability to work with many parts of the firm.

    Your career trajectory

    Our Employment & Safety Team is expanding and we’re looking for a Senior Associate who has the desire to learn and develop their career with us. We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of what high performance at each career stage as a lawyer at Allens looks like.

    We also recognise that every employee’s experience is different, and at Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged, and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

    What you’ll bring

  • Experience working in an employment work health and safety team, ideally at a reputable law firm, international law firm, boutique firm or an in-house position. 
  • A strong practice and interest in work health and safety law.
  • A strong academic background.
  • An ability to effectively manage matters.
  • A willingness to participate in business development activities, such as pitch documents, firm-wide pursuits, article writing, attending industry events and hosting seminars.
  • A desire and ability to grow, both as an employment work health and safety lawyer and leader.
  • A strong team ethic.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.
  • A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships 
  • Work pattern

    This is a permanent opportunity for an Employment & Safety lawyer – Senior Associate. 

    Allens supports flexible work practices and we are interested in speaking to lawyers wanting to work either part‑time or full-time.

    About Allens

    Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

    From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region, to acting on numerous ‘firsts’ across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

    Through our alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations. With Allens, you’ll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You’ll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you’ll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.

    What we’ll offer

    You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders.

    At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You’ll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way.

    You’ll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.