Senior Legal Counsel - Banking


  • Permanent, part-time role (4 days per week)
  • We are open to candidates from any Australian location
  • Ability to work remotely

See yourself in our team:

Our Banking Legal team has a deep partnership with the Retail Banking Services (including Bankwest) and Business Banking (including CommSec) teams and is a key enabler for the business delivering quality outcomes for their clients.

Our broader Legal Services is part of Legal and Group Governance. Everything we do reflects our Unifying Intent, namely that we exist to help the organisation arrive at simpler, better outcomes. Our success is built on trusted partnerships, curiosity and quality insights.

Do work that matters:

You will play a key role delivering high value strategic legal services to the Retail Banking Services (including Bankwest) and Business Banking teams in relation to contractual arrangements and key relationships with third parties including service providers and agents advising the Group on a wide range of strategic legal matters, key responsibilities include:

  • Providing and driving commercial and pragmatic legal advice to enable the relevant business units to achieve their respective strategic priorities in relation to:
    • banking products (deposit and transaction accounts, consumer credit products)
    • distribution channels (branch, telephone and third party, online and mobile applications)
    • contractual arrangements and key relationships with third parties including services providers and agents.
  • Working with your Managing Counsel to set team priorities to ensure a forward-looking and transparent view of strategic priorities and the level of legal support required
  • Maintaining a deep understanding of RBS (including Bankwest) and BB’s respective risk appetites (as applicable) so as to support successful execution of BU strategy in line with them.

We’re interested in hearing from people who have:

  • Minimum 10 years PQE
  • Law degree and Australian admission to practice
  • Strong experience in banking law, preferably both in a top tier law firm and in-house
  • Excellent legal technical skills including the ability to quickly grasp, negotiate and resolve issues across a range of matters, and provide succinct advice
  • An ability to provide accurate, timely, commercial advice through effective communication to stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of Australian laws and current issues applying to banking but with a focus on retail banking
  • Experience in digital banking, including fintech developments with AML/CTF desirable.

Whether you’re passionate about customer service, driven by data, or called by creativity, a career here is for you.

Our people bring their diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives to build a respectful, inclusive and flexible workplace. One where we’re driven by our values, and supported to share ideas, initiatives, and energy. One where making a positive impact for customers, communities and each other is part of our every day.

Here, you’ll thrive. You’ll be supported when faced with challenges, and empowered to tackle new opportunities. We really love working here, and we think you will too.

We’re determined to make a real difference for Australia’s first peoples. We encourage all interested applicants to apply. If you're already part of the Commonwealth Bank Group (including Bankwest), you'll need to apply through Sidekick to submit a valid application. We’re keen to support you with the next step in your career.


  • Permanent, part-time role (4 days per week)
  • We are open to candidates from any Australian location
  • Ability to work remotely

See yourself in our team:

Our Banking Legal team has a deep partnership with the Retail Banking Services (including Bankwest) and Business Banking (including CommSec) teams and is a key enabler for the business delivering quality outcomes for their clients.

Our broader Legal Services is part of Legal and Group Governance. Everything we do reflects our Unifying Intent, namely that we exist to help the organisation arrive at simpler, better outcomes. Our success is built on trusted partnerships, curiosity and quality insights.

Do work that matters:

You will play a key role delivering high value strategic legal services to the Retail Banking Services (including Bankwest) and Business Banking teams in relation to contractual arrangements and key relationships with third parties including service providers and agents advising the Group on a wide range of strategic legal matters, key responsibilities include:

  • Providing and driving commercial and pragmatic legal advice to enable the relevant business units to achieve their respective strategic priorities in relation to:
    • banking products (deposit and transaction accounts, consumer credit products)
    • distribution channels (branch, telephone and third party, online and mobile applications)
    • contractual arrangements and key relationships with third parties including services providers and agents.
  • Working with your Managing Counsel to set team priorities to ensure a forward-looking and transparent view of strategic priorities and the level of legal support required
  • Maintaining a deep understanding of RBS (including Bankwest) and BB’s respective risk appetites (as applicable) so as to support successful execution of BU strategy in line with them.

We’re interested in hearing from people who have:

  • Minimum 10 years PQE
  • Law degree and Australian admission to practice
  • Strong experience in banking law, preferably both in a top tier law firm and in-house
  • Excellent legal technical skills including the ability to quickly grasp, negotiate and resolve issues across a range of matters, and provide succinct advice
  • An ability to provide accurate, timely, commercial advice through effective communication to stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of Australian laws and current issues applying to banking but with a focus on retail banking
  • Experience in digital banking, including fintech developments with AML/CTF desirable.

Whether you’re passionate about customer service, driven by data, or called by creativity, a career here is for you.

Our people bring their diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives to build a respectful, inclusive and flexible workplace. One where we’re driven by our values, and supported to share ideas, initiatives, and energy. One where making a positive impact for customers, communities and each other is part of our every day.

Here, you’ll thrive. You’ll be supported when faced with challenges, and empowered to tackle new opportunities. We really love working here, and we think you will too.

We’re determined to make a real difference for Australia’s first peoples. We encourage all interested applicants to apply. If you're already part of the Commonwealth Bank Group (including Bankwest), you'll need to apply through Sidekick to submit a valid application. We’re keen to support you with the next step in your career.

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