GM Legal & Compliance

Job Description

Step up to a General Counsel equivalent role and help manage some of Australia’s best known tourism assets. National role in a global group.

  • Iconic national tourism assets
  • Iconic national tourism assets
  • The Ghan Indian Pacific, Cruise Whitsundays, Melbourne Skydeck, Rottnest Express

Company Overview

Proudly part of the Hornblower Group, Journey Beyond is a national business focused on bringing Australia’s most unique and iconic experiences to life. Our aim is to take guests beyond, to ignite their imagination and to transform the amazing into the breath-taking.

Our suite of iconic tourism brands stretch across Australia’s beautiful coastline and deep into the heart of our continent’s rich landscape. Journey Beyond owns and operates Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, Rottnest Express, Cruise Whitsundays, The Ghan, Indian Pacific, Darwin Harbour Cruises, Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Outback Spirit, Melbourne Skydeck, Eureka 89, Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney and Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures. Working as part of our Journey Beyond Group, you will play an integral role in supporting our businesses to share special places and shape lasting memories.

The Role 

Working closely with the Journey Beyond executive team, Group GMs and the Hornblower Group’s General Counsel, this role will be responsible for managing the legal, insurance, contract management, compliance and corporate risk functions of the business – providing quality, practical and commercial advice on various legal matters and contracts across the portfolio of tourism businesses of the Journey Beyond Group.
The role will also act as a key conduit in managing key stakeholders, insurers, regulators, commercial business partners and specialist third party legal support in managing legal, insurance, contract management, compliance and corporate risk matters. It includes commercial and contractual support for executives when negotiating high value commercial agreements and it is responsible for one direct report in compliance.
The Benefits

Joining the in-house team at Journey Beyond offers a rare opportunity to undertake sophisticated local work from our Adelaide headquarters and make a real difference in the way that the business manages risk, deals with legal issues and complies with relevant legislation.

An autonomous position, you will enjoy a positive environment, a broad scope of work, and interacting with senior executives, all while working within a business whose main purpose is to create amazing experiences in special places for their guests.

In addition to a good market salary, Journey Beyond offers flexible working, (including some WFH) and[CK1]  career development opportunities.
About you

To be considered for this role you will be a commercially focused and astute lawyer, with at least 7 or more years of commercial experience. You will possess an interest or experience in compliance and contract management and have worked in a quality commercial firm and/or in-house team.  

In addition to your honed legal skills, you will enjoy dealing with senior executives and being part of a close knit and engaging team. You will demonstrate a dynamic and adaptable approach to meet ever changing business demands, and while you will rapidly identify legal issues, you will skilfully distil your advice into simple terms to allow you to communicate effectively within the broader business.
How to apply

To discuss this role or obtain the PD in full confidence for this strictly Adelaide based role, email your CV or a LinkedIn profile to Paul Burgess, Director, Burgess Paluch Legal Recruitment, via [email protected] or call Paul on 0414 687 629.

This role is exclusive to Burgess Paluch and all CV’s will be forwarded to us.