Litigation Specialist

 Coles Supermarkets  East Hawthorn 

Requisition ID: 38895 

Employment Type: Full time 

Good things start here

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At the Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.


About the role


In this role you'll drive the strategic direction of litigated claims including improved outcomes on common law claims to reduce workers compensation liabilities, manage reputational risk and minimise the impact of workplace injury to Coles



What you'll be doing


  • Maintaining strong professional knowledge of workers compensation compliance and common law/lump sum settlement trends in relevant States
  • Driving and managing litigation cases, reporting progress and outcomes to internal stakeholders
  • Manage relationships within the legal panel to achieve targeted outcomes 
  • Facilitating business understanding of lessons learnt from each case
  • Building the capability of the claims team to identify claims with legal potential early and manage effectively



Good things you’ll need


  • Proven experience in litigated claims management environment and relevant legislative frameworks
  • Degree in Law essential as is a current Legal Practising Certificate
  • 5+ years experience in workers compensation law or personal injuries law 
  • Understanding of key regulatory and statutory insurance obligations
  • Experience in risk management
  • Experience in managing a team is highly desirable 
  • Strong understanding of complex, litigated and injury claim investigations and management 
  • Advanced knowledge of policy terminology, legal principles involving insurance, and emerging industry trends #LI-FIN                                                                               


Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.