Guardian Childcare and Education Careers

Legal Counsel

Full-time Permanent
Guardian Early Learning Group, Milsons Point, NSW

Job no: 534402
Categories: Legal
Posted: 12/09/2023 06:51 PM

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About the opportunity
The Legal Counsel is responsible for assisting in the management of Guardian’s legal matters primarily focusing on property and leasing in addition to other areas across the business such as acquisitions, insurance, business contracts, governance, employment, regulatory matters, intellectual property, banking and finance, and management of disputes. Provide general commercial legal advice, prepare and review documentation, ensure awareness of and compliance with legislation, and provide support to the various stakeholders within the business.
About us
Guardian Childcare & Education is a community of early childhood professionals dedicated to providing high quality early learning and care for children and families. The Guardian journey began in 2004 and today we operate and own over 150 early learning centres nationwide and growing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft & negotiate leases and related documents such as renewals, variations, assignments, subleases, licences, and surrenders for current and Greenfield sites
  • Provide advice on property-related matters, including day-to-day leasing issues, lease disputes and exercising lease options
  • Assist in arranging necessary bank security documents for existing, acquired and developed centres, including rights of entry and bank guarantees

Acquisitions and divestments

  • Undertake detailed legal and property due diligence on acquisitions
  • Assist generally on acquisitions including drafting of transaction documents and preparing for completion

Commercial and governance

  • Assist with insurance matters including management of claims and policy renewals
  • Provide advice on contractual obligations and draft and negotiate business contracts
  • Provide advice on employment matters, support on privacy and data security matters, monitor and ensure compliance with legislative obligations
  • Provide advice to centre teams on interpretation of custody or intervention court orders and support centre teams in responding to subpoenas
  • Provide ad hoc advice to the business from time to time and be involved in discrete projects

Required Qualifications and experience      

  • University qualification in law
  • Admission to the Supreme Court of NSW and hold current practicing certificate in NSW
  • 2-4 years’ experience practicing law
  • Solid experience in property matters and leasing essentials 

What’s in it for you?
Working at Guardian Childcare & Education means more than just having a job, it means having meaningful work in an organisation that is dedicated to making a positive impact on children and families.We offer a supportive environment that empowers you to thrive, giving you the autonomy, accountability, and flexibility to shape your own success.  Joining Guardian means being part of a professional and thoughtful Team with great benefits that include: 

  • Growing company with career development opportunities.
  • Reward and recognition initiatives to acknowledge the value of your contribution to our purpose.
  • Childcare discounts
  • WHEREFIT – 2,000 discounted corporate offers at up to 50% off for gyms, studios, activewear, healthy meals, beauty and more!
  • Onsite discounted car parking
  • Flexible working arrangements – ensuring you have the flexibility you need to excel!

Ready to make a positive impact? Apply Now to join Guardian Childcare & Education! 
Guardian Childcare & Education values diversity and is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a workplace where every person is valued, respected, and supported to progress. We also prioritize Reconciliation and strive to create an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.
The safety and well-being of children are our top priorities, and Guardian Childcare & Education maintains a zero-tolerance policy for any form of child abuse or harm.

So, what are you waiting for?
Take the leap and apply now to join Guardian Childcare & Education.

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