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Cricket Australia: Legal Counsel (Deadline – Sep 14)

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Cricket Australia  
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posted: 31 August 2023
Link to Apply:

About the job

Working for Cricket Australia means that you become a part of Australia’s proud history and help us look toward the future. We are seeking to drive bold, transformative change in digital experiences, junior participation, culturally diverse inclusion, gender equality and sustainability, re-imagine the W/BBL, build player connection through storytelling and play our part in developing the game globally.

Our purpose is clear; to unite and inspire everyone to love and play cricket. Cricket is so much more than just a game; it brings people together and binds us all through our shared experiences.

This is your opportunity to join a purpose led organisation that truly makes a difference to Australians.

About The Role

This is an exciting new role which has been created following a restructure within our Legal Team. We’re open to both part-time and full-time applications.

We’re looking for a conscientious lawyer to support the Legal Team in driving change, reducing risk, and improving commercial outcomes. If you consider yourself a big picture thinker, whilst still having sound legal foundations, we want to hear from you. We have big ambitions as a team, so we’re looking for drive, passion, and energy to bring our plans to life.

Reporting to the Special Counsel – Strategic Projects, you’ll be responsible for:

  • advising on, and guiding, special projects and initiatives across CA from a legal perspective;
  • assisting with the negotiation, drafting and reviewing of agreements affecting CA including venue hire agreements and services and supply agreements;
  • identifying areas of innovations, efficiencies, and risks in the delivery of legal services across the business;
  • applying strategic thinking to identify legal risks in existing structures and processes across CA more broadly; and
  • a ssisting the broader Legal team with overflows as and when required.

Who We Are Looking For

  • Admission to practice as an Australian lawyer
  • 18+ months post qualification experience in a law firm and/or in-house
  • Demonstrated experience in using initiative to identify areas for improvement, and implement change
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritise tasks and goals based on highest value/risk/urgency
  • A strong commercial mindset that can look around corners, ask the right questions, and challenge the status quo
  • Ability to build positive stakeholder relationships
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills, including experience with commercial contracts

Although not essential, the following experience will be highly regarded:

  • Commercial secondment or in-house experience
  • Experience in privacy, technology and/or data regulation
  • Experience in compliance, project or risk management and/or legal operations
  • Experience with sporting or events organisations or commercial rights holders
  • Relevant post graduate studies



As a CA employee, you will also have other benefits including

Our employees at Cricket are gifted an additional week of leave at the end of the season.

  • Tickets to the Cricket for you to take your friends and family and experience Australia’s favourite game!
  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (this isn’t limited to working remotely)
  • Discounts from our partners such as ASICS and salary packaging options
  • A multitude of leave types including paid parental leave and volunteer leave


Cricket is a sport for all Australians and our workplace reflects that. We recognise our differences are our strength and a diverse and inclusive workforce is fundamental to our success.We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of colour, women, LGBTIQ+ people, people with diverse religious beliefs and people with a disability to apply.

Australian Cricket, including Cricket Australia, is committed to being a child safe organisation and requires all team members to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application process, please contact careers

Please submit your application via the link by 5pm Thursday, 14 September 2023. In the meantime, follow us on our socials via Instagram @cricketaustralia, via Twitter @cricketaus and via our website


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