Asso­ciate — Senior Asso­ciate | Employment

Belong, Evolve, and Create

  • We care about you
  • Expe­ri­ence an excit­ing future with us
  • Attrac­tive earn­ing potential
  • High impact, pur­pose­ful work
  • A place to thrive

About the role

We are look­ing for a tal­ent­ed and moti­vat­ed Associate/​Senior Asso­ciate to work close­ly with a Part­ner in a broad range of employ­ment relat­ed mat­ters, act­ing for employ­ers and senior employ­ees. This role will see you assist­ing and act­ing for clients in employ­ment, work­place rela­tions and WHS law and will include:

  • Assist­ing in rep­re­sen­ta­tion of clients in courts and tri­bunals (includ­ing the Fair Work Com­mis­sion) in employ­ment law mat­ters such as unfair dis­missal, gen­er­al pro­tec­tions, bul­ly­ing, indus­tri­al dis­putes, enter­prise agree­ment approval and discrimination
  • Draft­ing advice for clients on a range of employ­ment, indus­tri­al rela­tions, dis­crim­i­na­tion and WHS matters
  • Draft­ing employ­ment con­tracts and work­place policies
  • Prepar­ing and deliv­er­ing work­place training
  • Assist­ing clients address WHS issues and defend WHS prosecutions
  • Research var­i­ous aspects of employ­ment and WHS law
  • Involve­ment in the draft­ing of arti­cles and prepa­ra­tion of con­fer­ence pre­sen­ta­tions on employ­ment law issues

Skills & Experience

To be con­sid­ered for this posi­tion, you will have a back­ground in employ­ment and WHS law, a demon­strat­ed work­ing knowl­edge of indus­tri­al rela­tions, WHS and employ­ment relat­ed leg­is­la­tion, an under­stand­ing of indus­tri­al awards and their appli­ca­tion in the work­place and expe­ri­ence in rep­re­sen­ta­tion of mem­bers before the Fair Work Com­mis­sion and oth­er Courts and Tribunals.

You will be a team play­er who takes on tasks with pride and enthu­si­asm, has excel­lent draft­ing skills and atten­tion to detail, is a good com­mu­ni­ca­tor and demon­strates a will­ing­ness to learn and take on respon­si­bil­i­ty. You will also have a pas­sion for build­ing strong client rela­tion­ships with expo­sure to busi­ness devel­op­ment and a desire to build your own pro­file, prac­tice and advance your career.


We are a mul­ti-award win­ning, com­mer­cial law firm.

Estab­lished in 1981 we have grown to become a haven for inno­va­tion, entre­pre­neur­ship, fam­i­ly busi­ness, SMEs, cor­po­rates, high-net-worth indi­vid­u­als and gov­ern­ment clients. We hold a unique posi­tion in the mar­ket place, as a firm with both full-ser­vice Com­mer­cial and Fam­i­ly law offer­ings. Our suc­cess has been a result of putting our peo­ple and clients first by liv­ing our val­ues of: Com­mit­ment, Integri­ty, Excel­lence, Gen­eros­i­ty of Spir­it, Uni­ty and Inno­va­tion. Our strong and endur­ing cul­ture has been the result of devel­op­ing and nur­tur­ing long-term client relationships.

Our key areas of prac­tice are fam­i­ly law, cor­po­rate, com­mer­cial, intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and tech­nol­o­gy, employ­ment law, prop­er­ty, plan­ning, con­struc­tion, lit­i­ga­tion, insol­ven­cy and franchising.

We are a mem­ber of Mer­i­tas, a glob­al alliance of inde­pen­dent, full ser­vice law firms and are its only Syd­ney based mem­ber. This allows us to keep in touch glob­al­ly, pro­vide extend­ed ser­vices to our clients and gives us the expo­sure and oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with inter­na­tion­al businesses.

Work­place cul­ture is every­thing to us, because when our peo­ple are hap­py, we know they will look after our clients and them­selves. Swaab is a place where peo­ple feel they can inno­vate, col­lab­o­rate and devel­op their careers and are reward­ed for their efforts. Your well­be­ing and that of all our team is a high pri­or­i­ty and we work hard to con­tin­u­al­ly work on our culture.


In addi­tion to a com­pet­i­tive salary pack­age, you will also ben­e­fit from the following:

  • Salary con­tin­u­ance insurance
  • Career pro­gres­sion
  • Gym/​wellness contribution
  • Excel­lent work­place envi­ron­ment and culture
  • Flex­i­bil­i­ty
  • Reg­u­lar team build­ing and social events
  • Sup­port­ive team and firm
  • Pur­chased leave
  • Flu shots
  • EAP
  • Annu­al legal allowance
  • Yoga
  • Var­i­ous oth­er well-being initiatives

How to Apply

If this sounds like an oppor­tu­ni­ty that you want to explore fur­ther, please apply now, direct­ing your appli­ca­tion to Angela Sharpe, Head of Peo­ple and Cul­ture at ags@​swaab.​com.​au. All appli­ca­tions will be treat­ed in strict confidence.

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