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I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Operations, Business and Financial

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Aboriginal Identified - Project Officer - Clerk Grade 7/8 – Temporary - Executive Office - Newcastle/Central Sydney – 000088KF
 
• Aboriginal Identified Role
• 21hpw at 3 months or 35hpw at a shorter contract

• Competitive Salary Package up to 119k pa pro rata

 

ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW

 
Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 25 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. 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 Project Officer will conduct research and analysis to inform the design of an Aboriginal Women’s Bail Support program. The Project Officer will work collaboratively with key partners to collate data and key insights into factors that influence bail decisions for clients in contact with the criminal justice system. The Project Officer will provide strategic advice to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer on a proposed service model.


ABOUT YOU

The successful applicant will be able to engage effectively with partners and work independently. A working knowledge of the criminal justice system is highly desirable.
 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

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

• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa 
• Ability to work in Newcastle for the contract period as required
• A working knowledge of the criminal justice system is highly desirable.
 

Please Note: This vacancy 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.

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. Please outline the practical and systemic issues that impact Aboriginal women’s access to justice, including their access to bail, in New South Wales.
  2. Describe your experience undertaking a research project in a short period of time with limited resources. What challenges were you faced with and how did you address them?

Please save your CV and Cover Letter as 'LAST NAME, First name - CV/Cover Letter' in PDF or word format.

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

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.

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.


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.

 

ROLE NOTES

 

This role is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014. 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.

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


• Temporary 3 months contract at 21hpw or a shorter contract at 35hpw

• Newcastle/Central Sydney
• Enquiries: Ms Dara Read on (02) 92195668 or dara.read@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

 

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• Salary Range $97,443 - $107,864 pa pro rata plus superannuation & leave loading

 

• Jobs Board Ref No. 000088KF
• Closing Date: Sunday 18 April 2021 (11:59pm)

 

 

 

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