Company Secretary and Legal Counsel

Shippit

Shippit

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Administration, Legal
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023
A little about us
Shippit is Australia’s best connected shipping software. Logistics infrastructure is a sophisticated beast, and we’re not only improving the experience for everyone involved, we’re impacting the planet in a positive manner: deliveries made through our platform are already 100% Carbon Neutral. Proudly Australian founded, we’re truly global in our approach and have the benefit of being a free moving startup with the security of impacting a growing industry that needs some love and attention. Our recent Series B2 cap raise of $65m has added to our ability to grow and solve some chunky problems.
Watch this - What we do
The role & the team
We are seeking a legal and governance expert with a passion for innovation in the technology and logistics industry. As the Company Secretary & Legal Counsel, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our company. You will be a legal and compliance champion of Shippit, responsible for ensuring that our operations adhere to all legal requirements and that we maintain the highest standards of corporate governance. This role offers a unique blend of corporate governance, contract negotiation and strategic legal guidance, allowing you to make a significant impact on the success and growth of Shippit. This role will be part of the Legal team working in a part time capacity, 2 days per week with a hybrid blend of home & office.
Day to day
Company Secretary/Governance
* Coordinating end to end board and board committee meetings, including the timely dispatch of board and committee papers.
* Taking board and board committee meeting minutes, preparing agendas, explanatory memos, board resolutions and provision of general secretariat support.
* Ensuring compliance with statutory and corporate requirements including Corporations Law, Shippit’s constitution and shareholders’ agreement, company policies and directors’ duties, working closely with the Head of Legal and CFO.
* Reviewing and maintaining corporate governance initiatives, procedures and frameworks.
Legal
* Reviewing and drafting a range of commercial contracts, including SaaS agreements, NDAs and supplier agreements
* Providing sound, pragmatic and commercial legal advice including in relation to privacy and consumer law
* Precedent/template development and management
* Supporting Shippit’s risk and compliance function
Our ideal Shippster
Company Secretary
* Previous company secretariat experience including as assistant, sole or shared company secretary at either listed or unlisted company
* Strong relationship skills, particularly at Executive/Board/Committee level combined with a highly developed verbal and written communication skills
* Highly organised and able to manage deadlines
Legal
* 7+ years post qualification experience
* Current NSW practising certificate
* Mix of private practice and in-house legal experience
* Strong commercial contract review and drafting skills essential
* Knowledge of privacy laws, cyber security, consumer laws and intellectual property desirable
Life at Shippit
* Flexible Hybrid - ability to mix your working week between The Shippit office and your home office
* We are all builders - we share our successes! Be rewarded with our Employee Share Option Plan
* Family & Paw friendly - generous parental leave policy and pet friendly office
* Be Healthy - Wellbeing Policy with strong focus on whatever makes you feel good from inside out.
* Enrich your life - travel and explore the world through the flexibility to temporarily work anywhere, yes anywhere in the world for up to 2 weeks of the year
* Fuel your growth journey - Unlocking your potential with a blend of in person and online learning and development opportunities
* Be comfortable - Casual Friday everyday!
* We love to have fun - Team outings, weekly lunches, team events, loaded pantry and the list goes on…
Feel valuable
Join our high-performance culture at Shippit where you can make a difference. We’re on a mission that needs the right #goodhumans to help make ship happen!
Shippit actively supports a diverse workforce at all levels of the company and we all embody the core values that make our business unique. We foster a culture of inclusion at Shippit and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Our mantra is to make ship happen, every single day.
We’re a phenomenal place to work, and we can back that up. Shippit’s been ranked as #6 Best Place to Work by AFR in 2023. . It doesn’t stop there, we have a whole bunch of accolades we earnt over the years which we are super proud of.
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Our recruitment process - we don’t like to complicate things
1. Phone screening - nice and simple to start, let’s get to know each other.
2. Hiring Manager Interview - impress your potential new Manager.
3. Technical/ Functional Interview - let your skills do the talking.
4. Values Interview - have you got what it takes to be a Shippster?
Get in touch
Let's create something extraordinary and make ship happen! Apply now and join the Shippster family.
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