Legal Officer - NSW Ministry of Health

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Closing On: Monday, 21st January 2019
Category: Legal
Location: NSW
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

About this role
Join our dynamic team of lawyers in the Ministry of Health’s Legal & Regulatory Services Branch.  The legal team at the Ministry of Health provides legal services to the public health system, the Minister for Health and the NSW Ministry of Health on all areas of law affecting the operation of the NSW health system.  This frequently involves giving advice directly to public health organisations and staff who work within the public health system, including advice on an urgent basis or subject to pressing operational timeframes.

What you'll be doing
This is a generalist role in a government sector organisation that will involve giving advice on a range of legal and policy areas and provide exposure to a diverse range legal content knowledge on a day to day basis, including commercial law, regulatory and administrative law, legislation and litigation.

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Find out more about applying for this position
All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

For role related queries or questions contact Dean Bell, Deputy General Counsel, on 9391 9601 or
Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)
If you do not include responses to the below questions your application will not be considered.
Give an example of a written advice you have completed in order to recommend a course of action in a complex or contentious legal matter. Describe how your recommendation addressed relevant legal and non-legal risks and issues?  The example might be in commercial law, litigation or another relevant area of law.
Using a specific example, describe an occasion when you were able to develop a different problem-solving approach and what the result was.  What do you think you learned from the experience?
(In your answers to the target questions you are not expected to disclose any identifying or confidential information).
The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following: 
•  an Australian Citizen, or
•  a permanent resident of Australia, or
•  a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
•  a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.
To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

Applications Close: 21 January 2019 11:59pm 


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