Are you passionate about workplace relations and consulting? Do you want a variety of challenging work with access to some of the most reputable employment and industrial minds in Australia? Come and join us! 

Ai Group Workplace Lawyers gives you the opportunity to work directly with clients and form great relationships. Our clients are from small to medium-sized businesses, large multinational corporations, global companies, unions, federal and state governments. 

The variety of legal and consulting work means no two days are the same. You’ll continue to learn and build your technical expertise in an interesting and collaborative environment. 

Further benefits include truly flexible working options, health and wellbeing programs and professional learning and development opportunities from our Centre of Excellence. 

Owing to significant growth, we currently have several opportunities available across our offices.  

For a confidential discussion, please contact People & Culture.

No agencies please – we’ve got this.

You can also fill out an Expression of Interest here.

About us

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak industry association which along with its affiliates represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses in traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors. We have been acting on behalf of businesses across Australia for nearly 150 years.

Ai Group’s Workplace Lawyers & Consulting is proud to partner with Ai Group in providing unrivalled workplace relations and consulting expertise. We specialise in workplace solutions -ranging from legal advice, litigation and advocacy, through to enterprise bargaining strategy and approval, complex dispute resolution, HR/IR strategy development and change management.

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Legal Principal - North Sydney, Melbourne
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Due to organic growth and successful expansion, we are seeking three senior legal practitioners to join our team. (Two positions are located in North Sydney and one in Melbourne).

In this role you will:

  • provide leadership and collaborate with a team that prides itself on providing legal and consulting services of the highest calibre;
  • have a high degree of client interaction, including advising some of Australia’s largest businesses;
  • advise on a wide range of employment and industrial relations matters, disputes and claims, work health and safety issues, enterprise bargaining, grievances, bullying and discrimination;
  • confidently and independently appear in FW, Court and Tribunal matters;
  • provide advice and support to Ai Group’s Workplace Advice Services;
  • manage, coach and mentor a team of talented workplace relations lawyers;
  • operate strategically to grow Ai Group’s businesses;
  • be accountable for the achievement of financial targets; and
  • role model and drive Ai Group’s vision, purpose and values.

About you:

Ideally, you will have:

  1. a minimum of 10-15+ years’ workplace relations experience gained in a prominent mid or top tier law firm, in-house employer/employee organisation or legal professional services practice
  2. a current practising certificate
  3. effective delegation and stakeholder management experience
  4. well developed advocacy and negotiation skills
  5. exceptional analytical and writing skills
  6. demonstrable people management skills
  7. an approachable and collaborative leadership style

We offer:

We value our people and encourage a culture of continuous learning and development. You will have direct access to and insight from Ai Group’s Workplace Relations Policy Team, which is at the cutting edge of major workplace relations developments.

Backed by an industry association that exists purely to support members and the business community, our legal practitioners are not by bound by private practice rigor of unrealistic billing targets and profit taking.

We offer flexible options in the way you work – together with a commensurate remuneration package (including salary continuance insurance, technology allowance and health & wellbeing benefits).

Ai Group Workplace Lawyers & Consulting is an inclusive organisation of like-minded people who are passionate about supporting businesses to achieve our vision of thriving industries and a prosperous community.

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