Senior Legal Counsel

Job title : Senior Legal Counsel
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent / Full Time
Salary : $220,000 package plus 25% incentive
Contact name : Lee Ruddy
Contact email :
Job reference : 1178630
About Our Client

Our Client is Australia’s leading provider of products and services that protect the financial health and wellbeing of more than 50 million people.  To achieve this they put their people first offering incredible benefits which support their development and growth; a fully flexible work environment, industry leading staff benefits and exposure to fascinating work with some of the best talent in the industry.

About the role
Within this newly created role you will play one of the most important functions with the organisation and legal team.  You can expect to have exposure to the highest levels of stakeholders while being comfortable in adjusting your approach to achieve the best outcomes, be they commercial, strategic or risk management.
The excitement of being part of a new product of this scale is something that comes up rarely with a role of this level- Product design, marketing and navigating the regulatory environment will be but a few of activities that you will deliver positive and meaningful solutions.

About You

You will come from a strong FS background where you have advised on financial planning and wealth management.  This could have been in a firm environment with some secondment experience, or working in house in an advice/product focused environment. Some of the attributes you may have that will help you get the most out of this role are the following:
  • Minimum of 8 years’ post-qualification experience, in a commercial legal environment, such as a top tier / high quality mid-tier law firm or quality in-house legal department.
  • Extensive understanding of financial advice, having prior experience working for, or advising, a financial advice licensee (for a minimum of 2 years). This should include experience in the provision of legal advice to senior stakeholders, including to senior executives.
  • In-depth knowledge of legislation and regulatory requirements applicable to financial advice licensees (including, but not limited to, Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act and ASIC Regulatory Guides).
  • Familiarity with the financial services sector, ideally gained within an in-house legal function of a similar scale financial services organisation.
For a full position description and confidential discussion please contact Lee Ruddy on 0450363147 or email your profile to

This role is exclusive to Sharp & Carter Legal.