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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 9219 5994
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Project Officer and Policy Officer - Clerk Grade 7/8 - Community Legal Centres Program Unit - Policy Planning and Programs - Central Sydney - Temporary up to 30 June 2022 - Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Combined Recruitment


Job Description:


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.



The Project and Policy Officer, Community Legal Centre (CLC) Program provides support to the Manager, CLC Program Unit in relation to program coordination and policy development for CLCs including Children's Court Assistance Schemes.




To be successful in this role you will be a motivated, client-focused team member with a keen eye for detail and able to complete multiple competing tasks within deadlines.  You will be an experienced Project Officer who is a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills who can collaborate across our organisation with a broad range of staff, stakeholders and customers.






• 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 travel throughout the state to regional and remote areas.


• Experience in project work


Job Requirements:


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 program or project co-ordination including policy development and monitoring/evaluating service delivery in accordance with Service Agreements.


2. Outline your experience in liaising with multiple stakeholders in order to achieve identified program or project outcomes.


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 18 months.





In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on whether you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Aboriginality is defined by descent 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




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.


• Temporary until 30 June 2022 at Central Sydney (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Mia Zahra on (02) 9219 5836 or Mia.Zahra@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
• Applying for a Role
• Working at Legal Aid NSW

• Package up to $118K [internal only]

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00007JHA [internal only]
• Closing Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 [11:59pm] [internal only]




Administrative-Clerical: Administrative Support, General-Other: Administrative-Clerical, Office Management, Property Management
Legal: Contracts Administration, General-Other: Legal
Project-Program Management: General-Other: Project-Program Management, Project Management

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Sydney, NSW, Australia


Project Officer and Policy Officer - Clerk Grade 7/8 - Community Legal Centres Program Unit - Policy Planning and Programs - Central Sydney - Temporary up to 30 June 2022 - Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Combined Recruitment


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