We embrace advisors with skill sets and personalities that are outside the norm, including non-law skills and backgrounds.
If you like the idea of working across consulting, legal and/or commercial to develop creative solutions to challenging client problems, you will fit right in at Proximity.
Proximity sets a high bar for recruitment. Our employees must have the right combination of technical skills and culture fit. Proximity values employees that are:
Proximity values diversity of background and skills and embraces advisors with skill sets and personalities that are outside the norm, including non-law skills and backgrounds.
Our values are central to everything we do and stand for:
The roles within our group are:
Our team has access to many benefits:
In addition, we provide opportunities for pro bono, career progression, continuing professional development and all the usual practice management assistance—including insurance, professional membership and a practising certificate.
We employ both ongoing employees and casual and contract employees.
We also offer salary packaging that is tailored to suit employees’ preferences. Proximity employees can choose how they divide their salary package between salary, additional superannuation, additional leave, or car allowance.
Proximity is committed to being a good corporate citizen.
Proximity also looks to show leadership in other areas of legal practice and social responsibility, such as:
Proximity was the first incorporated legal practice to become a signatory to the National Pro Bono Resource Centre’s Aspirational Target. In fact, we worked with the Centre in late 2011 to develop a Statement of Principles that applies to incorporated legal practices (as distinct from law firms). The Centre now uses this Statement of Principles for all incorporated legal practices.
We also provide significant pro bono services to:
We use a diverse range of suppliers including Indigenous owned, minority owned, women owned, disability inclusive as well as small and micro businesses for printing, design and merchandise.
Proximity’s Graduate Lawyer Program offers graduates the opportunity to be involved with an innovative firm practising in the new law space. Graduates will gain skills and experience across a broad range of government legal practice areas and will be exposed to business development and management. For more information on Proximity’s Graduate Lawyer Program, including key dates for the application process, download the factsheet.
Proximity is an equal opportunity employer.
Here’s a snapshot of who we are and how we value and foster diversity.
For further details, including gender breakdown of our staff, please download our Equal Opportunity Statement.
Proximity has a team of advisors with signiﬁcant experience undertaking government sector advisory and legal work. Proximity is appointed to the Australian Government’s Legal Services Multi Use List to provide legal services across all the substantive areas of law: government and administrative law, corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution and litigation. This enables Proximity to provide legal services to all Australian Government agencies – big and small.
Proximity generally looks for advisors that have worked in the public and/or private sector as lawyers or procurement and commercial advisors and understand government. Our advisors need to understand the regulatory and policy framework within which government and regulated industry clients operate. We have a range of experience in our team from senior general counsel level to paralegals, and all our advisors have experience in major legal or consulting firms or highly regarded in-house legal and procurement teams.
Yes. While some of our advisors work on a full-time basis, many of our lawyers work part-time for a reduced number of days per week or work reduced hours five days per week. We are happy to explore full-time, part-time, casual and contract arrangements.
Proximity has a strong team culture and works very hard to maintain close contact with all advisors regardless of their physical location. Our IT platform allows real-time remote collaboration on all our work and we get the entire team together regularly to discuss and share our work experiences. We also have regular social get-togethers so we can get to know one another in a more relaxed and social setting.
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We are interested in talking to experienced procurement advisors with strong experience on major government projects, in particular, high value, strategic procurement projects. Preferred candidates will have strong analytical, strategic advisory and drafting skills and experience in:
Proximity is broadening its consulting team and looking for a range of management consultants with government sector or Defence experience.
Joining Proximity suits consultants that genuinely like to solve complex client problems, collaborate with their colleagues, and support client teams.
To be successful in such a role you will have:
You may be experienced in contributing to government sector programs and have developed broad consulting skills
To be successful in a consulting role with Proximity, you would ideally be:
Proximity is broadening its procurement team and is looking for a range of commercial advisors with government sector experience. Given the breadth of our services, these roles would ideally suit experienced:
You may be experienced in leading government sector procurement programs, or developing your procurement, project management, or contract management skillset within a commercial or government environment where you are working on strategic and complex ICT procurement projects, major Defence procurements, or major capital acquisition projects.
To be successful in a commercial advisory role with Proximity, you would ideally be:
We are interested in talking with experienced government lawyers with strong communication, strategic and analytical skills, very good attention to detail and experience in any of the following areas:
We are interested in talking with experienced commercial lawyers that have strong communication, strategic and analytical skills, have very good attention to detail and preferably Australian Government experience in the following areas: