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Senior Legal Counsel

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hybrid, Sydney CBD

From day 1 you will have access to:

  • 50% subsidy on HCF Private Health Insurance
  • Very flexible working arrangements including the opportunity to work from Home (WFH), hybrid or from our modern Sydney offices
  • 18 weeks Parental Leave for all new parents
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing programs
  • Discounts on HCF’s suite of products, Life, Pet, Travel and General Insurance 

The role

Reporting into the Head of Legal and Compliance, this role will primarily provide legal advice and support to the Product and Diversified Business Division (including HCF Life and Flip Pty Limited) in areas such as financial services law, ASIC & APRA regulation, overseas visitor health cover and LICOP, however will be called on to support other divisions from time to time.

Key Responsibilities of the role:

  • Reviewing and drafting product disclosure statements, financial services guides, target market determinations, policy documentation and other financial services collateral.
  • Reviewing and drafting all marketing, advertising and other front line material for the financial services products
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating legal contracts (third party supplier agreements, confidentiality agreements, licence agreements and sponsorship agreements) for HCF Group companies
  • Ensuring staff at all levels understand their responsibilities in relation to legal contracts and what support can be provided by HCF Legal
  • Providing legal advice to the Product and Diversified Business Division (including HCF Life and Flip Pty Limited)  as required;
  • Briefing HCF Group Legal Panel firms for advice as required;
  • Support the Head of Legal and Compliance and other Senior Legal Counsel with business as usual activities as and when required to provide capacity for Head of Legal and Compliance to assist with our 2025 initiatives
  • Keeping up to date with legislative and regulatory developments impacting the Product and Diversified Business Division (including HCF Life and Flip Pty Limited).
  • Providing legal training to the Product and Diversified Business Division (including HCF Life and Flip Pty Limited) as required
  • Keeping up to date with legal developments and practices and understanding their interrelationship with legal risk and compliance and other assurance practices

About you

  • Experience in Financial Services Law
  • A law degree from a recognised Australian or overseas institution
  • 7 years post admission experience preferably in both a private practice and in-house environment
  • Ability to engage staff at all levels of the organisation through strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to set priorities and to ensure that objectives are met
  • Sound judgement applied to complex decision making
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills
  • Excellent and effective written and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven generalist experience and the ability to work at both strategic and operational levels

About HCF

At HCF, our purpose is to bring our human touch to healthcare. Since 1932 we’ve been putting our members and their health first. As Australia’s largest not-for-profit health fund, we cover over 1.9 million members with health, life, travel and pet insurance and our vision is to make healthcare understandable, affordable, high quality and member centric.

We want to be true health partners to our members, easily guiding the healthcare choices that are right for them. At HCF, our values are the way we do things and create the necessary culture to help us realise our purpose and deliver our 2025 Strategy. Living our values in action we step forward, walk in their shoes, stay human, make it better and get there together.

Working in the health insurance industry, we know how important it is to prioritise the wellbeing of our own people. We’re all about creating a fantastic people experience, guided by our values, so that we can in turn better deliver for our members.

At HCF, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and collaborative work environment that upholds our core values. We look for the human in each other and use that to guide what we do and how we do it.  HCF takes pride in our diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture, and we celebrate the richness of perspectives brought by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences, including age, ethnicity, cultural or spiritual background, gender identity, disability, education, and socio-economic status. 

All suitably qualified applicants will receive fair and equitable consideration for employment. If you require any adjustments to assist you in making your application or throughout the selection or onboarding process, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Team and we will make every effort to assist you.

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