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I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Executives

Job Type:
Full-time Permanent/Temporary

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Director Family Law – PSSE Band 1 – Central Sydney – Ongoing – Aboriginal Targeted

Job Reference: 220307550

• Leadership Position

• Attractive Remuneration Package

• Rewarding and challenging work

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An information session facilitated by Deputy CEO Monique Hitter, along with representatives from Recruitment and the Aboriginal Services Branch, will be held online on Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the meeting) on Monday, 27 September 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.  

 

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

 

Provide strategic leadership in a state-wide legal aid family law practice incorporating alternate dispute resolution and child protection legal services and manage the resources in line with corporate priorities and objectives.

As a member of the Executive Team contribute to the development of the Legal Aid NSW’s broader strategies and service delivery planning to ensure the provision of high quality and innovative legal services.


ABOUT YOU

 

We are looking for a legally qualified family law specialist with high level leadership and management experience to lead our Family Law Division. The successful applicant will have the ability to exercise excellent operational and strategic judgement, including being able to manage finances, resources and budgets. You will have strong stakeholder management skills, be results driven and able to deliver in line with Legal Aid NSW’s strategic and business plans.

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

• Legal Qualifications

 

• 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

 

• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident (essential for ongoing vacancies). Applicable to non-Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. 

 

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. Describe your experience in leading and managing the provision of state-wide legal services in the family law and care jurisdiction.

 

2. What would your approach be to leading the Family Law Division through a process of implementing strategic responses to the challenges faced by the Legal Aid NSW Family Law Program?


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.


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 LGBTIQA+ community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities. 

 

Legal Aid NSW is committed to increasing its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce to ensure the organisation is reflective of our client base. This recruitment activity is conducted in accordance with Rule 26 of the Government Sector Employment Rules 2014 in relation to employment of eligible persons. This position is targeted for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and priority will be given to candidates who identify. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. A role advertised as targeted does not preclude non-Aboriginal applicants from applying.


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

 

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


FURTHER INFORMATION

 

 An information session facilitated by Deputy CEO Monique Hitter, along with representatives from Recruitment and the Aboriginal Services Branch, will be held online on Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the meeting) on Monday, 27 September 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.


• Enquiries: Gina Higham (Executive Assistant to the CEO and Deputy CEO) on (02) 9219 5925 or EA@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

• PSSE Band 1 Ongoing role. Central Sydney

• Total Remuneration Package range: $243,122 - $266,752 including superannuation and annual leave loading, commensurate with experience.

 

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00008I2R
• Closing Date: Sunday, 3 October 2021 (11:59pm)

 

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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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