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Head of Legal – Not For Profit

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An exciting opportunity for a Head of Legal to join a dynamic and impactful organisation in Melbourne CBD. This is a leadership role for a seasoned legal professional ready to hit the ground running, offering a real chance to make an impact while developing and growing your career.


They offer flexibility in working arrangements, with the option to work 3 days in the office and 2 from home a week.

You will directly manage a diverse portfolio of approximately 300 current matters, including litigation, property, commercial, trusts, and privacy. You will also be responsible for leading a team of five, working in a high-performing and lean environment to deliver timely and practical advice.


You are a high-performing lawyer with at least 10 years of post-qualification experience, ideally with a background in litigation. You have a current Australian practising certificate and prior experience in an in-house role or a reputable law firm. Your ability to turn your mind to diverse legal issues, work from first principles, and provide commercially-minded and practical legal solutions will be crucial in this role.

Culturally, you are self-aware, grounded, and comfortable operating autonomously. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, technological proficiency, and a calm and considerate approach to your work. You are prepared to take ownership and apply common sense in your role.

  • Be part of a thriving community and contribute to a meaningful mission.
  • Work in a high-performing lean work environment where you can make a real impact.
  • Develop and grow your career in an inclusive and supportive environment.
  • Gain varied and interesting experience, supporting every function within the organisation.
  • A competitive salary package.
  • Hybrid and flexible home/office work arrangements.
  • Central Melbourne location.

This role is looking to fill quickly, so if this sounds like an opportunity you would like to explore further, please apply, and we will be in touch shortly.

Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential conversation first, please contact Andrew Murdoch at Dovetail at andrew.murdoch@dovetaillaw.com.au to arrange an initial chat.


Founded in 2015, Dovetail is Australia’s only dedicated in-house legal recruiter. We’ve made over 300 placements, assisted hundreds of companies and helped grow the careers of hundreds of lawyers. We give access to more lawyers and jobs than any other provider. www.dovetaillaw.com.au