Legal Counsel

Website Campus Living Villages

Campus Living Villages (CLV) is the leading provider of on-campus student accommodation. With over 45,000 beds owned, managed or under development across Australia, the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand, CLV has an extensive track record for creating quality, purpose-built facilities and managing exciting student communities around the globe.

About the Company

Campus Living Villages (CLV) is the leading provider of on-campus student accommodation. With over 45,000 beds owned, managed or under development across Australia, the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand, CLV has an extensive track record for creating quality, purpose-built facilities and managing exciting student communities around the globe.

Key Duties

Provision of Legal Advice

  • Provision of concise and commercial legal advice in respect to any matter impacting the AU operations as requested from time to time in areas including but not limited to: Residential tenancies, Property law, Leasing and Construction, Trade practices, Intellectual property/technology (with a particular focus on trademarks and online applications, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc), Contracts, Insurance, Finance (with a particular focus on existing debt facilities), and Environmental & Planning.
  • Keep abreast of emerging law and provide advice on any risk/impact on the AU operations.

Production/Review of Documentation

  • Review and advice on documentation produced by AU operations as requested from time to time.
  • Draft and provide advice on, or providing drafting assistance for all forms of documentation (both legal and non-legal) including but not limited to: Project documentation (including but not limited to student accommodation agreements, project deeds, operator agreements), Finance documentation (facility agreement and security/collateral documentation, equity contribution agreements), Retail leases, Residential agreements and associated agreements, Service level agreements, Supplier Agreements, Invitations to Tender, Tender presentations and Powers of Attorney.
  • Review website content and documentation to ensure consistency and compliance (with a Trade Practices focus).

Advocacy and training

  • Perform advisory and advocacy function as necessary (mainly for matters in the residential tenancy tribunal and small claims court).
  • Prepare and conduct legal training and information sessions for operations team where required.

Compliance and Internal Controls

  • Ensure the internal control procedures of CLV AU are implemented in line with compliance requirements.

Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with each part of the AU operations.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relationships between CLV and various stakeholders including university institutions, residents, supply partners, local authorities, consultants, contractors, financiers and others as appropriate.

Development

  • Provide broad based legal advice and support to the CLV development team as may be requested from time to time.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Legal Counsel, provide legal input into development processes as necessary.

Personal Accountability

  • Take initiative for organisational activities and procedures.
  • Carry out work with integrity and on a confidential, professional and ethical basis.
  • Use initiative to resolve issues and find solutions.
  • Participate in a constructive “team” based approach with all other members of CLV
  • To take ownership and responsibility for all matters associated with the assigned project.

Key Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of legal processes and how they apply in both an operations and development environment.
  • Varied background in legal environment, preferably with 3 – 4 years post qualification experience.
  • Experience in an operational environment with transaction exposure.
  • Well-developed communications skills to influence positively.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in preparing correspondence, submissions, presentations and reports.
  • Autonomous and superior organisational skills with the ability to set, manage and lead competing priorities.

How to Apply

To submit your application for this opportunity, please send your cover letter, updated CV and any other supporting documentation, marked to the attention of the ‘Group General Counsel and Company Secretary’ by clicking Apply Now.

Campus Living Villages is an equal opportunity employer. No applications for employment will be assessed on the basis of race, colour, nationality, national extraction, social origin, education, age, sex, sexual preference, gender history, marital status, partnerships, pregnancy, impairment, disability, medical record, religion, political opinion, trade union activity, irrelevant criminal record or any other means that contravenes relevant anti-discrimination legislation applicable within Australia.

Only those with the right to work in Australia on an unrestricted and unlimited basis need apply.

Only direct applications from candidates will be considered.

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