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Legal Counsel



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

About Ofload and our mission

At Ofload, we're at the forefront of digital freight services, empowering businesses to build efficient, flexible, and sustainable supply chains. Our mission is to achieve zero waste in trucking by digitising the transport industry.

Every day in Australia, around 30% of trucks travel empty and a further 50% are idle amounting to mass inefficiency and harmful environmental impacts.

Since 2020, we've successfully removed over 5 million empty kms from Australian roads. Our customer base has expanded to over 250 businesses, and we proudly support small business carriers by connecting them with household brands like Asahi, Metcash, and Noumi.

As part of our sustainability commitment, we partnered with Trace to measure, reduce and offset our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, actively working to minimise our own environmental impact.

In 2022, we propelled our growth through the strategic acquisition of a Melbourne-based logistics company, and raised $60m in Series B funding. Notably, we were recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Companies.

Fast forward to 2023, Ofload was named a Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Company in Australia, and secured the 4th spot on the LinkedIn Top Startups List 2023. And here's the exciting part – we're just getting started!

We are looking to grow our team and welcome people excited by the opportunity to transform the logistics industry. If you're ready to be part of a dynamic team driving change, join us on this incredible journey!

About the Role

We are seeking a skilled Legal Counsel to join Ofload and work on a wide range of legal matters in one of Australia’s fastest growing start ups. This role offers an exciting opportunity to be the first legal hire within our organisation, providing you with the autonomy to develop and implement legal processes while collaborating with various departments to ensure compliance, mitigate risks and be exposed to a wide range of areas within Ofload.

Join our dynamic and innovative team at Ofload, where you can make a meaningful impact and build a rewarding career. Apply today and be part of our exciting journey to revolutionise the logistics industry!

What You’ll do

This role will cover a wide range of topics and be supported by external firms when needed, however, some of the areas that you’ll own:

  • Working closely with the commercial team on review and negotiation of commercial contracts;
  • Provide advice and support on a range of topics, including employment law, compliance, commercial contracts and partnership agreements.
  • Advise on general corporate matters such as compliance with shareholders deed, company constitution, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and risk management strategies.
  • Develop and maintain a framework of compliance within the organisation, including owning claims and insurance
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to build and enhance legal processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify potential legal risks and propose proactive solutions to mitigate them effectively.
  • Stay abreast of relevant legal developments and industry trends to ensure compliance and mitigate legal risks.

What You’ll Bring

  • Qualified lawyer with a minimum of 3 + years PQE in corporate law or relevant practice areas.
  • Project management experience, with demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining the support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role.
  • Experience or knowledge in transport law is a bonus, but not a requirement.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong analytical mindset to identify potential risks and implement effective controls.
  • Adaptable and proactive mindset with the ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving organisation.

At Ofload we prioritise impact, aptitude and passion, so we’d encourage you to apply if you do not meet all the above criteria.

Life at Ofload

At Ofload, our values are in our DNA and underpin the work we do every day. We are proud of the collaborative, diverse and innovative culture we continue to build. The Ofload team is motivated by a shared ambition to digitise the logistics industry and have a truckload of fun while doing it! As well as the opportunity to join a high-growth organisation with the ability to make a meaningful impact everyday, you will enjoy;

  • Working in a hybrid environment with a split of in-office and working from home. Our philosophy on working is one built around connection, inclusion and flexibility.
  • Holistic wellness support for you and your family through our wellbeing partnership with Acacia Connection
  • Generous parental leave entitlements including 16 weeks primary caregiver leave and continued superannuation contributions
  • Annual learning and development budget to support your professional growth
  • Paid volunteer leave to support the causes that matter to you

Plus all the exciting perks of joining a startup - epic Ofload swag, weekly catered breakfasts, monthly team lunch, a reward and recognition program and plenty of social events.

Ofload is committed to building diverse and inclusive teams, and a culture where people can bring their whole authentic selves to work each day. Applications are highly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and equity target groups including women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQ.
We endeavour to create an equitable recruitment process with an even playing field for all candidates. If you require any adjustments to be made, please let a member of our recruitment team know.