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Governance Specialist

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Climate Friendly Pty Ltd

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About us

Acting to combat climate change is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. Climate Friendly was founded in 2003 as a profit-for-purpose business. Our growing team is passionate about active land management, and we are focused on finding economically viable solutions to maximise our impact on climate change. 

We are one of Australia’s largest and most experienced carbon farming project developers. This includes more than 150 projects with farmers, plantation managers, agribusiness, and Indigenous groups on carbon farming projects.

Climate Friendly has delivered over 20Mt in carbon abatement as at the end of 2020. Our immediate mission is to establish partnerships, by 2025, that will store or reduce 150Mt of CO2-e, while repairing nature and supporting reconciliation. Join our team and you will be helping to build a productive, sustainable land sector that contributes to a zero net emissions & nature positive Australia by 2050.

We have a genuinely friendly and supportive culture where everyone has a voice and opportunity to help shape our future and to fulfil our purpose.

The role

As part of our in-house legal and governance team you will be a key support for our governance and compliance systems, developing and review agreements for the trading of carbon credits and providing general advice as part of a busy in-house legal and governance team.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Managing training and compliance under our Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL).
  • Providing compliance advice related to our AFSL and the trading of Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs).
  • Developing and implementing systems which support compliance with regulatory and contractual obligations arising from the trading of ACCUs.
  • Providing advice to develop, maintain and enhance systems for client onboarding and KYC.
  • Supporting the establishment and management of key risk management systems relating to ACCU trading and AFSL compliance.
  • Supporting the delivery of key financial services-related strategic projects such as the development of new ACCU sales products, designing and delivering updated compliance monitoring systems and reviewing and updating existing policy frameworks.
  • Supporting management in providing oversight and monitoring of systems and compliance for AFSL, AML/CTF, anti-financial crime and other legal and regulatory obligations.
  • Coordinating with other business units in Climate Friendly to ensure governance document, including policies, standard operating procedures, technical guidelines and templates are regularly reviewed and updated.
  • General advice and support as part of a busy in-house legal and governance team.

About you


  • Tertiary qualification in law or similar discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in private practice / in-house (either in carbon or other financial services business).
  • Experience in managing financial services compliance and/or the provision of financial services.
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.
  • Excellent legal and problem-solving skills.


  • Experience in managing financial services compliance for ACCUs.
  • Experience or interest in carbon farming and nature projects in Australia.

Climate Friendly encourages people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Why join our team?

Our goal is to be seen as an organisation that supports wholeness, lifestyle and wellbeing whilst rewarding individual and collective performance. In addition to competitive salary and transparent career progression opportunities, our benefits include:

  • Work with purpose, contributing to a productive, sustainable land sector that contributes to a zero net emissions and nature positive Australia by 2050
  • A fully hybrid workplace – work to your own rhythm and balance connection and productivity
  • A supportive and inclusive environment that promotes diversity
  • 2 all staff events a year to connect with your friends and colleagues
  • Christmas holiday – 3 days of additional leave each year
  • Floating public holidays
  • Gender neutral paid parental leave
  • 2 days each year for training / development / study leave
  • Home office setup and refresh allowance
  • Company performance bonus and shared equity

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