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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 9219 5994
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Legal Officer Grade IV – Civil Law – Outreach & Work and Development Order Service – Ongoing


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Legal Officer Grade IV – Civil Law – Outreach & Work and Development Order Service – Ongoing


Manage and deliver civil law outreach services to socially and economically disadvantaged people in targeted locations and communities across NSW, in accordance with the Legal Aid NSW Plan and the Civil Law Division Business Plan. You will provide legal assistance services in diverse outreach settings, deliver high quality community legal education, increase access to the NSW Work and Development Order Scheme, supervise less experienced staff, undertake more complex matters and actively contribute to the strategic priorities and leadership of the team.

The successful candidate will be an experienced solicitor and strategic thinker with a demonstrated track record in developing innovative partnerships and collaborative service models.  You will be highly organised and committed to providing high quality legal services to clients with complex needs. 
A driver licence and willingness and ability to travel to outreach locations including in regional and remote settings are essential. 
You must also have:
·         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
·         Australian or NZ citizenship or Australian Permanent Resident is an essential requirement of applying for an Ongoing position

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 the ability to provide holistic legal services across a wide range of legal problem types . It also involves mentoring and supervision of legal and support staff. What equips you for these aspects of the role?
2)   Describe your experience in the planning, development and implementation of legal services that are responsive to the needs of socially and economically disadvantaged people and communities. How do you manage and sustain relationships 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 vacancies that may arise over the next 12 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.


• Ongoing Opportunity at Central Sydney  Head Office (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Andrew Taylor, Senior Solicitor Civil Outreach Program, Civil Law Division on (02) 9219 5809.
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Working at Legal Aid NSW

• Package up to $132K
• Jobs Board Ref No. 00005ZXD
• Closing Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018 [11:59pm]


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Full time, Part time


Sydney, NSW, Australia


Legal Officer Grade IV – Civil Law – Outreach & Work and Development Order Service – Ongoing


Government, Legal




$132,000.00 per year