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Solicitor in Charge VI – Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities

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Pipeline Talent

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  • Full Time
  • Attractive salary
  • Sydney CBD

This position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates.

About the organisation

Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising a Central Sydney office and 25 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW. The Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities (CLSAC) is a statewide specialist team within the Civil Law Division that delivers targeted and holistic legal services to Aboriginal clients and communities through outreach and by phone. It also operates the Aboriginal Women Leaving Custody program. CLSAC is a multi-disciplinary team providing high quality advice, casework, financial counselling, and community legal education services to support better civil justice outcomes for Aboriginal people. CLSAC works with Aboriginal communities and community workers to increase their capacity to deal with civil law problems as they arise and works in partnership with other legal and non-legal services.

About the role

Provide senior management and leadership of the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities and contribute to the direction of the Civil Law Division. The Solicitor in Charge will manage a legal practice that delivers high quality, efficient and effective legal services in accordance with service delivery plans and the strategic direction of the organisation, the Division and team.

For a full list of responsibilities, please contact Pipeline talent at [email protected]

About you

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced and respected leader in the field of law, who takes pride in what you do. You will be self-motivated, articulate, and courageous in your leadership style. You naturally inspire direction and purpose in the work you do and have demonstrated experience in managing and developing a strong team to deliver against competing priorities. With your legal experience, coupled with strong project management and leadership, you will be able to demonstrate your strategic abilities particularly in problem solving, along with your experience in planning, prioritising, and delivering results.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Law, with a license to practice in NSW.
  2. Experience and a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.
  3. Extensive experience leading and growing the capability of a team, with strong people management qualities and one who values diversity.
  4. Strong project management skills and ability to manage with competing priorities.
  5. Strong ability to influence and negotiation and can demonstrate successful negotiation positions based on research.
  6. Demonstrated experience in developing effective strategies and can show decisiveness in dealing with emotionally charged situations, difficult and controversial issues.

What we can offer you

Legal Aid NSW strives to be a place where people from diverse backgrounds want to work, where voices and cultures are valued and where people feel valued, welcomed, respected, and heard. Legal Aid NSW offer:

  • Flexible working arrangement
  • Diverse workplace

How to apply

All applications must be made in writing and include the following:

  • Up to date CV
  • Cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the six (6) selection criteria above, outlining why you have applied for the position and how you meet the requirements of the position.

Applications are to be submitted via the button below.

Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.

How to get more information

For further information on the position, please contact the team at Pipeline Talent.

Megan Ingram Senior Recruitment Consultant

[email protected] using the subject line: Solicitor in Charge VI – Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities enquiry via EthicalJobs

02 8001 6603 0419 599 251

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