Senior Legal Counsel & Privacy Officer

    • Unique opportunity to join an innovative environmental services business that has a national footprint, a diverse client base, exciting equity upside and significant growth potential
    • Seeking an experienced Senior Legal Counsel who thrives in a fast paced, respectful, collaborative and agile environment
    • Full time or part time opportunity to suit candidate
    • Sydney CBD or Perth CBD work location.

The Company

Tellus Holdings Ltd (‘Tellus’) is an innovative and professional environmental services business focused on cleaning up Australia of its hazardous waste. We aim to do this by developing world-class geological repositories and reinvesting in our communities through a circular economy and recycling technologies. Tellus has recently opened Australia’s first commercial geological repository in remote WA and has several other geological repository and circular economy projects in the pipeline.

The Opportunity

We are passionate about our mission and are seeking a team member who shares our commitment to make Australia a cleaner (and better) place to live for current and future generations.

We are a young, growing company with a mature outlook: where everything we do must be about trust, integrity, service and excellence. We offer a respectful, inclusive and flexible workplace where every employee is part of the dynamic, high performance team.

Reporting to our General Counsel, this is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Legal Counsel seeking a challenging and interesting support role. The role may be based in either Sydney or Perth with some inter-state travel required from time to time.

About you

Our ideal candidate should have the following expertise, experience and temperament to be considered further for this role:

  • Five to eight plus years post qualification experience
  • Current unrestricted practicing certificate
  • General corporate/commercial lawyer that has strong contracts experience
  • Previous litigation experience is highly desirable
  • Previous Privacy Officer and information management knowledge and experience is highly desirable
  • Willingness to diversify
  • Commercial mindset including how the practical implication of legal analysis applies
  • Critical and strategic thinker
  • Board exposure at large corporate/ASX listed experience preferred
  • Alignment with our culture of passion for our business and people, trust, reliability, respect and excellence
  • Ability to uphold the highest levels of confidentiality, integrity and professionalism
  • A warm, engaging personality, with a high EQ
  • Solutions focus and proactive, can-do attitude, with exceptional stakeholder engagement skills to resolve problems and create a positive influence
  • Mature, responsible approach, with the willingness to be self-directed, pro-active and take ownership
  • Strong work ethic
  • Polished, dynamic presentation and communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Strong business acumen, including a high attention to detail
  • IT-savvy, including INX systems (desirable) and advanced Microsoft Office suite skills across Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Satisfactory outcome to a pre-employment medical examination
  • Satisfactory outcome to a national criminal history record check
  • Right to work in Australia

Next Steps

Interested candidates for this role should submit an up-to-date resume and cover letter detailing their specific skill and experience to Confidential discussions are welcome.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Tellus Holdings strives to create an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to any of our vacant positions. Indigenous Australians are particularly encouraged to apply.

No recruitment agencies please.