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Legal and Contracts Assistant

Date: 02-Jun-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Company: Australian Unity

  • Provide high-quality and effective legal and contracting support
  • Permanent position based in our outstanding Melbourne head office on Spring St
  • We’re for real wellbeing


Join us and thrive


Established in 1840, we’re Australia’s first member-owned wellbeing company, delivering health, wealth and care services to more than 700,000 Australians. Today, while we’ve grown to a company of nearly 7000 employees, our focus remains the same as it was 180 years ago — to deliver Real Wellbeing for our customers, members and the community.


Your role


As the Legal & Contracts Assistant, you will be responsible for the provision of high-quality, timely and effective legal and contracting support for the documented legal relationship between the Independent & Assisted Living (IAL) platform, which is part of the Australian Unity Group, and various external parties (including residents, suppliers, contractors and funders).


You will assist with the production of supplier contracts and resident documents (entries and exits into Australian Unity Retirement Communities or Aged Care facilities). Further, tasked with implementing and maintaining appropriate matter management techniques to manage workload, provide focus and ensure regular updates can be provided to instructors. In addition, support the Contracts & Knowledge Manager and Head of Legal on relevant projects.


About you


  • Familiarity with general legal requirements for contracts and/or conveyancing.
  • Excellent time management skills and known for applying great attention to detail into your work.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise and work under pressure with competing demands.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Team-oriented approach with outstanding collaboration abilities.


What makes us, us


There are four key attributes that set us apart:


  • Good people: We strive to set ourselves apart through the capability, warmth and expertise of our people.
  • Wellbeing experts: Our breadth of capability enables us to provide smart solutions and services across all domains of wellbeing.
  • Long-term commitment: As a member-owned company, we’ve been focusing on long-term outcomes and single-minded dedication to our members and customers since 1840.
  • Driving positive impact: Everything we do is focused on making a positive difference at a personal, community and societal level.


All these things are infused with our values of bold, warm and honest


For a discussion in confidence about this opportunity, please contact Cam Larkin, Talent Acquisition Lead, 03 8682 6138. www.australianunity.com.au/careers


Australian Unity is an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all members of the community, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and, mature aged people.


Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (including police checks, reference checks, ASIC banned and disqualified persons and bankruptcy checks) will be completed prior to the candidate's employment being confirmed. The outcomes of the background checks do not automatically bar candidates; however, will be assessed against the inherent requirements of the job.


Recruitment Agencies


Please be advised that Australian Unity does not accept unsolicited resumes from Recruitment Agencies. Australian Unity will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Talent Acquisition team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates for.