Chief Counsel

Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission Entity

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is looking to fill the role of Chief Counsel (SES Band 2) in the Legal Group. Reporting to the FWO (as established under Part 5-2 of the Fair Work Act), you will have responsibility for leading the agency’s Legal Group (86 people) which is spread across Australia. The Group provides advice to the FWO and to the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman (as established under Part 5-3 of the Fair Work Act) on legal matters, conducts civil penalty litigations relating to Commonwealth workplace relations laws, and manages the Employer Advisory Service (EAS) which will commence on 1 July 2021. You will be part of the Senior Management Team within the Agency and contribute to the achievement of the Agency’s purpose and priorities.

To apply for this job please visit