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I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Legal

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Regional Program Co-ordinator - Legal Officer Grade VI - Criminal Law Executive - Central Sydney (Temporary)

Job Reference: 193932773

 

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


Advise on and co-ordinate the effective planning and management of the resources of Legal Aid NSW across regional New South Wales to meet client needs and deliver quality and consistent services in accordance with the organisation's policies and standards.

Promote effective communication between Solicitors in Charge (SIC's), Practice managers of regional offices and the relevant program Director and Deputy Director to achieve Legal Aid NSW service delivery goals. Provide authoritative advice and professional support across all regional areas in the relevant program areas. 


ABOUT YOU


The successful applicant will be an experienced criminal lawyer and manager who has a thorough knowledge of Legal Aid NSW policies and procedures and a proven track record of coordinating effective planning and management of resources, and provide leadership, professional supervisionand support. The successful applicant will have effective oral and written communication skills and be able to provide authoritative advice to the Director and Deputy Director Criminal Law.

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

 

• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa 

 

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 in managing teams of criminal lawyers.

 

2. Provide an example of where you have designed and implemented a new practice and procedure, reform or initiative impacting on delivery of criminal law services.


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 ongoing and temporary 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.


FURTHER INFORMATION


• 2 year temporary opportunity at Central Sydney (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Annmarie Lumsden on (02) 9219 6324 or annmarie.lumsden@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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Working at Legal Aid NSW


• Salary Range $142,308 - $145,306 plus superannuation & annual leave loading 

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00008ANT
• Closing Date: Sunday, 13 June 2021 (11:59pm) 

To ensure that 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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