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Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Combined Recruitment - Solicitor - Legal Officer IV - Civil Law - Central Sydney - Temporary

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Legal and Justice | Solicitor
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00007ILX
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Up to $138,788. Package includes salary ($123,229 - $125,600), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02) 87072205 - Natalie Bradshaw
Closing Date: 21/01/2020 - 11:59 PM


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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.


This is a Housing role in the Combined Civil Law Specialist Teams in the Central Sydney office. The Housing team runs a state-wide Appeals Service at the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) and provides specialist support and training to other solicitors in the Civil Law Division.

A Grade IV Legal Officer in the Civil Law Division will:

·         Provide a high quality advice, minor assistance and casework services in areas such as consumer, mental health, human rights, employment, housing, immigration, social security, and/or coronial inquests, or other areas of civil law.

·         Conduct and supervise other legal officers to ensure an efficient and effective legal practice in accordance with the standards required by Legal Aid NSW.

·         Contribute to the leadership of the Civil Law Division.

·         Assist people to overcome disadvantaged circumstances

·         Comply with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.


The successful applicant will be an experienced lawyer who is able to conduct litigation and respond to tight deadlines. You will have experience working with clients with high needs, and knowledge of the legal issues that affect disadvantaged communities. You will have a demonstrated ability to manage staff. Ideally you will have a passion for housing and homelessness issues and experience advising and representing clients in tenancy, housing and administrative law.



·         Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW
·         You are required to present a valid Practising Certificate on your first day of employment
·         Willingness to undertake Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check 

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




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.    This role requires you to directly supervise staff in the Housing and Homelessness team as well as to support staff in other offices to do housing casework. Please outline your experience and approach to supervising staff and developing and strengthening their skills.


2.    What skills and experience do you have in representing clients at Tribunals and/or Courts, including appearing at hearings, conciliations and call-overs?


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 vacancies (temporary or ongoing) that may arise over the next 18 months.


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.



This is an Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal combined recruitment. 

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).
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


• Temporary Opportunity at Central Sydney (35HPW) until June 2020.
• Enquiries: Natalie Bradshaw on (02) 8707 2205 or natalie.bradshaw@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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