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SBS encourages all Australians to embrace and celebrate difference. SBS holds a unique place in the Australian media landscape, inspiring all Australians to explore, respect and celebrate our diverse world and in doing so, contributes to a cohesive society. Our distinctive free-to-air TV channels are watched by more than 12 million Australians each month. Our extensive radio services provide 68 communities with programs in their own language and our online presence is innovative and best in class including SBS On Demand, a leading Broadcast Video On Demand (BVOD) service.
SBS is seeking a General Counsel, responsible for leading our Legal Division and providing legal advice to the corporation.
The successful candidate will be a highly effective and accomplished senior lawyer with substantial exposure to relevant legislation, including media law, regulation, copyright, public sector law, employment and administrative law. You should hold or be eligible to obtain a NSW Practising Certificate, and be able to design frameworks and strategies in response to legislative and operational needs of SBS.
Reporting to the Director of Corporate Affairs, the General Counsel is responsible for leading a team to deliver high quality legal services and support to the SBS network, as follows:
This role is a key leadership position, and the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to manage a highly engaged and experienced team of professionals. We’re after an exceptional leader in the field with the proven ability to enable and empower team members in order to drive the highest levels of employee engagement and input.
As a member of the SBS Executive team, the role requires a deep understanding of the rapidly changing Australian media landscape, excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
This is a rare opportunity to join a purpose-led organisation committed to making Australia a better place to live. It is a key leadership role that is highly influential within and outside the organisation – an opportunity truly able to make a difference.
At SBS, our passion for our purpose drives us. If you share that commitment and ready to make a world of difference, we want to hear from you today. Please submit an application including cover letter and resume via the link below alternatively you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential discussion.