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I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Legal

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Regional NSW
Australia

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Aboriginal Identified - Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade IV - State-wide Talent Pool (Ongoing & Temporary vacancies)

Job Reference: 268263541

We are looking for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander solicitors with experience in Criminal law. If that is you, read on for this exciting opportunity in our Criminal Law Division.

This is an Aboriginal identified recruitment open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

If you are an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are thinking about applying you can contact the Aboriginal Services Branch for a confidential discussion by emailing aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN LEGAL AID NSW

Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to people across NSW.

We use the law to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to know, defend and assert their rights.

Our services include:

• free legal advice

• legal representation

• specialist services such as assistance for people with fines, housing issues or domestic violence.

We believe a workforce that reflects our clients is important in delivering a service that meets the needs of community and are proud to say we have the largest number of Aboriginal solicitors in any legal practice in NSW. We are aiming for 11% of all staff to be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, which is why this is a targeted recruitment. We ensure that our culturally safe recruitment practices, such as having an Aboriginal panel member for every Aboriginal targeted recruitment.

We are the largest legal service in NSW, with 29 offices across the state. Most of our staff also work flexibly such as from home or part-time, and we offer flexible work arrangements to all our staff. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.


ABOUT THE ROLE

The successful candidate will provide legal advice and representation to clients of Legal Aid NSW, including more complex matters. This work is undertaken in accordance with Legal Aid NSW policies and guidelines, contributing to the implementation of Legal Aid NSW's mission to deliver high quality legal services to our clients and to assist them to resolve their legal problems. The occupant of this role will supervise and lead junior legal staff in achieving this aim.

 

ABOUT YOU

The right person for this role will be an experienced Criminal Law solicitor who can maintain a busy practice whilst simultaneously supervising and leading other solicitors.

The successful applicants will be committed to delivering excellent service for clients and have a demonstrated knowledge of Criminal law. An enthusiasm for mentoring/developing staff is essential, together with an interest in therapeutic jurisprudence.
 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

• Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW 

 • Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement

 • Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check

 • Aboriginality

• Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement

This recruitment is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria.

Legal Aid NSW considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Applicants for this role must satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by decent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications MUST be submitted online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

 

Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.


Applicants are requested to attach:


• current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)


• cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:

1. Outline your experience of conducting complex criminal law matters and providing legal services to disadvantaged people.

 

2. What strengths, skills and experience will enable you to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.


This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future temporary or ongoing vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.

 

IMPORTANT TALENT POOL INFORMATION

Candidates who satisfy the standards for this role through comparative assessment will be included in the 2022/23 State-wide Legal Officer Grade IV Talent Pool. This Talent Pool may be used to fill future temporary or ongoing Grade IV vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.

Candidates who are successful in being included in the 2022/23 State-wide Legal Officer Grade IV Talent Pool can elect to be automatically included in the 2022/23 State-wide Legal Officer Grade I-III Talent Pool.

Those successful candidates will not need to apply for the 2022/23 State-wide Legal Officer Grade I-III recruitment which will take place in late 2022.

Candidates who are not successful in being included in the 2022/23 State-wide Legal Officer Grade IV Talent Pool will need to apply for the 2022 State-wide Legal Officer Grade I-III recruitment if they wish to be included in the 2022/23 Grade I-III talent pool.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.

Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication: erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.

For Aboriginal specific information regarding working at Legal Aid NSW, our Aboriginal network, career development opportunities and support systems please email aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

FURTHER INFORMATION


• Ongoing and temporary opportunities State-wide (Full-time & part-time)
• Enquiries: Convenor, Chris Yee on (02) 9066 6088 or email christopher.yee@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

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• Salary Range $126,120 - $128,547 plus superannuation & leave loading

• Jobs Board Ref No. 000090LT
• Closing Date: Thursday, 8 September 2022 (11:59pm) 

To ensure recruitment at Legal Aid NSW continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual methods may be used for interviews and assessments. This may include interviews conducted by video, telephone interviewing, Microsoft Teams meetings and online assessments.

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