RTBU: Legal Officer

RTBU
About the RTBU

The RTBU represents the industrial interests of workers across the transport sector of rail, tram and bus operations. We have a proud history dating back to 1861 of defending workers’ rights and conditions. The union is actively growing our membership and routinely appears before courts and tribunals.

Role Description

This full-time position is for a Legal Officer to join our Industrial Team, based out of our offices in Pitt Street Sydney. The position reports to the Branch Secretary of the Union.

The Legal Officer will be responsible primarily for employment and industrial law matters including providing advice and representation to RTBU members in state and federal tribunals and courts including taking carriage of disputes and unfair dismissal matters.

Qualifications and criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree in law and a valid practicing certificate
  • Post admission experience of 2+ years
  • Legal experience in employment and / or industrial law
  • Experience in providing legal advice and representation; legal document preparation and concluding legal research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • A commitment to unionism
  • Experience within a union or non-profit organisation is beneficial.
The terms and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the contract offered.

Salary: Dependant of experience, plus government superannuation guarantee of 11.5%

In addition to the salary, the successful candidate will enjoy 5 weeks annual leave, the benefit of an Accrued Day Off (ADO) per month, 15 days sick leave, and the option to utilise our salary sacrifice scheme.

Applications close Monday, 22 July 2024 and should be emailed to nparsons@rtbu-nsw.asn.au.

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