General Counsel – Administrative Appeals Tribunal

General Counsel – Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
Salary negotiated with successful applicant 

  • Work at the centre of merits review in Australia
  • Contribute to implementing reform
  • Engage at strategic levels

 The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is seeking a General Counsel (SES1). The General Counsel position provides expert support and advice to the President as the head of the AAT and from time to time will represent the Office of the President and the AAT in dealing with key internal and external stakeholders. The position also provides support and advice to the Registrar and AAT more broadly on legislative, law reform and policy matters through leadership of the Law and Policy branch.

We are looking for a highly motivated and resilient individual who has a demonstrated ability to work under pressure and deliver results in a dynamic working environment. You must be able to communicate with influence and build and maintain relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced lawyer to work at the centre of administrative law in Australia through a period of significant change. You will play an important role working closely with the President and Registrar to deliver the legislated objectives of the AAT.

You will work in a complex and fast-paced law environment with a key focus on managing legal risk and governance across the AAT. You will need to be abreast of developments in administrative law and proactively manage the AAT’s position in relation to legislative, law reform and policy matters.

The President’s Chambers are located in the Melbourne Registry. The successful applicant will not be required to work out of the Melbourne Registry but should expect to travel regularly to participate in key meetings and support the President in the conduct of his functions.

For further information and to lodge an application, please refer to our career opportunities page.

Applications will be accepted until 11:45 pm (AEDT) on Monday, 4 March 2024.