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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Australia (on-site)
17 days ago


  • Stimulating, dynamic and rewarding work for a career in diplomacy
  • Work you can’t do anywhere else
  • $88,949 - $123,902 plus 15.4% employer superannuation

Join the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where it is more than just a job. It is a career that can provide the opportunity where work adds up to something meaningful. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is seeking an experienced Legal Practice Coordinator and/or Manager to coordinate critical relationships and business systems for the Corporate Law Branch. 

The Opportunity

Within the Legal Division, this role will see you support operational decision-making of the Legal Division Executive.  This role provides an opportunity to work in an internationallyfacing government department and drive a significant operational redesign and assurance process.

The Corporate Law Branch delivers legal enabling services that advance the department’s global operations and strategic objectives. 

We advise on Australia’s diplomatic law obligations and our teams directly support DFAT’s overseas consular operations.  We provide employment, security and WHS legal advice in relation to the department’s APS employees as well as those engaged under foreign domestic law at our overseas posts. 

We are closely engaged in the design and delivery of complex and innovative aid projects and advise on high value commercial law and procurement issues.  The team is responsible for privacy governance, legislative processes, and compliance assurance.  We lead on litigation and other external legal processes. 

Our Ideal Candidate

You will be experienced as a Legal Practice Coordinator or Legal Practice Manager and have experience in a similar role. This role plays a key role in supporting and coordinating operational requirements.

You will succeed in this role with your research skills, analytical ability and capacity to solve problems. This role will see you work within a community of professionals committed to meeting the strategic vision of the department. 


You need to be an Australian citizen to apply, and you will need to hold, or be able to hold, a security clearance at Negative Vetting Level 2 (NV2).


Please visit the DFAT Careers website to view further details of the opportunities and to submit an application by Sunday 2 October 2022 at 11:30pm AEDT.

Job Ref: A2288/2022 & A2289/2022

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65690418
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Australia
  • Company Name For Job: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Position Title: Legal Practice Manager / Legal Practice Coordinator
  • Job Function: Practice Management
  • Job Type: Full time

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