• Permanent Full Time
  • Melbourne
  • 10+ years’ PQE

Newly created role | Progressive & innovative organisation | Broad range of responsibilities

Outstanding senior role in an innovative data insights and technology company.

  • Newly created role
  • Progressive & innovative organisation
  • Broad range of responsibilities

Mahlab is partnering with SERV to recruit an important role within the Legal & Secretariat team.


About SERV

SERV is at an exciting place in its journey and evolution into an innovative data insights and technology company. SERV was granted a 40-year concession to administer registry services for the 160-year-old Victorian Land Titles Office and Registry. SERV’s single shareholder is Aware Super, an Australian-owned superannuation fund.

SERV plays an essential part in the Victorian economy. It supports more than a million property transactions every year, maintains the integrity of one of Australia’s largest registries and provides vital industry insights.

Via SERV’s privileged access to single-source registry data, SERV develops products, services and solutions that make life easier and personal information more secure for its customers, partners, key stakeholders and the people of Victoria.


About the role 

This newly created role is in a legal function that does not operate like your traditional in-house legal team. Our team has embraced our strong technology-focused culture and delivers exceptional customer service and business partnering through the use of SAFe agile work management practices.

Reporting to the GM, Legal & Secretariat, you will provide expert senior-level commercial legal counsel to the Executive, business, and operational teams.

With a fit-for-purpose risk and commercial mindset, your exceptional business partnering skills will enable you to deliver:

  • all the normal stuff like support and advice on legal, regulatory and contractual matters, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, briefing and managing external counsel, and providing leadership to the legal team and internal training across the business

PLUS some not-so-normal stuff that is unique to us like:

  • Partnering closely with our Data Services & Insights team to support the development of new data products including the development of concession-adjacent data product opportunities and strategic alliances.
  • Supporting the senior executives and Head of Office of CEO in managing the relationship with the State, the Registrar of Titles and its legal counsel regarding legal and operational matters relating to the Concession.


About you

This role suits an experienced commercial lawyer with 10+ PQE who enjoys the challenge of delivering in a legal team that focuses on efficient work practices and exceptional customer service.

Significant practice in a major law firm and/or in a large corporate in-house role is preferred, and a passion and experience in Corporate law/transactions, IT, and/or data-related products are highly desirable. If you also have a background and solid understanding of privacy law and information security practices, you have all the technical skills we are looking for.

We are keen to find a person who has:

  • the strategic leadership capability to supervise, coach and develop team members to enable growth, professional development and cross-skilling
  • a high degree of commercial acumen
  • an agile approach with excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • the ability to partner with the business and use legal and risk expertise to drive commercial and risk-based business outcomes
  • excellent problem-solving skills including demonstrated experience and professional expertise in thinking laterally and ‘outside the box’
  • the capacity to anticipate and adopt innovative, business-building digital and technology applications in the legal function’s working methods.


Why work with us?

SERV’s organisational values BOLD, PIONEERING, AUTHENTIC, PRAGMATIC & EXCEPTIONAL set it apart from other places to work and provides a great workplace culture that is welcoming, exciting, and dynamic. The company’s people-centric culture means SERV has an innovative and supportive environment. On offer:

  • Hybrid-working environment, with a focus on work-life balance
  • Organisation where communication, collaboration and innovation are at the heart of what it does
  • Focus on professional development to help you to be your best self
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program, salary packaging options, flexible public holidays and other benefits, including a broad range of discounts at major retailers
  • New state-of-the-art collaborative office space right next to Southern Cross station at 2MQ, designed for SERV’s people with seamless technology to support hybrid working arrangements


We are Secure Electronic Registries Victoria. And we’re here to SERV.


Location: Melbourne

Ref: MCNP21704

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity further, please contact our exclusively retained consultant Nicola Phillips: nicola.phillips@mahlab.com.au or 0419 568 519




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