Manager Legal and Risk Services

Torres Strait Island Regional Council

Lead a dynamic team, providing strategic legal guidance

Torres Strait Island Regional Council represent fifteen ‘outer’ island communities and manage the treaty agreement between mainland Australia and Papua New Guinea. We are committed to the prosperity and sustainability of our unique region.

Reporting to the Executive Director Corporate Services the Manager Legal and Risk Services at Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) is a pivotal position responsible for the effective strategic management of the Legal Services team. This encompasses providing accurate, ethical, and timely advice across diverse areas such as legal matters, native title, land issues, governance, policy, and compliance. The Manager plays a crucial role in ensuring the Council’s operations align with legislative standards and cultural considerations specific to the Torres Strait region.

Engagement with employees and community representatives is crucial, as you’ll be developing tailored legal solutions that balance both legal principles and traditional lore. Additionally, you will offer advice on the Council’s roles and responsibilities under Queensland Local Government legislation, oversee Native Title claims management, and provide strategic legal advice. Managing risk is a key responsibility, involving providing overall risk management guidance to the Council.

Desirable qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws, a current Queensland Driver’s Licence, and knowledge of Torres Strait languages.

If you are passionate about legal and risk management, possess the necessary qualifications, and are eager to contribute to the unique Torres Strait region, we invite you to apply.

Work from Cairns or any of the Torres Strait Islands.

To Apply

Please fill in the form on this page to obtain a detailed Information Package and the Application Form. Once you have read these please contact John Oberhardt on 0411 869 110 for a confidential discussion regarding the position.

Applications close at 9am Monday 26 February 2024.


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