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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Aboriginal Targeted - Conference (Mediation) Organiser - Clerk Grade 3/4 – Family Dispute Resolution - Central Sydney – Temporary up to June 2023 and Talent Pool


Job Description:

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• Aboriginal Targeted Role
This role is targeted to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, however is open to all applicants.

If you are an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are thinking about applying you can contact the Aboriginal Services Branch for a confidential discussion by emailing aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.

Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 28 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW including the two satellite offices located at Walgett and Bourke, 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.

We believe a workforce that reflects our clients is important in delivering a service that meets the needs of community and are proud to say we have the largest number of Aboriginal solicitors in any legal practice in NSW. We are aiming for 11% of all staff to be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Legal Aid NSW is committed to providing culturally safe workplaces, actively engaging in culturally safe practices and to delivering culturally safe services to Aboriginal people and communities. Legal Aid NSW strives to be an organisation where Aboriginal people want to work, where we value Aboriginal voices and culture, and where we are on a journey of healing and learning together.

We offer flexible work arrangements to all our staff. Most of our staff work flexibly.

In this role, you will organise mediations in Family Law and Care and Protection contact matters, and promote mediation as an alternative method of dispute resolution, in accordance with Legal Aid NSW policies, guidelines, and procedures.


The successful applicant will be responsible, self-motivated and able to work independently to manage a large volume of mediation matters. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to work closely with parties and solicitors in a busy and often stressful environment.

Your experience in Family Law or mediation will be an asset, as will your technical skills and ability to learn and adapt quickly to new software programs.
• Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check
• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or hold a valid visa to work in Australia 
• Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement
The Family Law Division have a number of roles where it is a statutory obligation for staff to hold a valid Working With Children Check. If you are successfully placed on the Talent Pool, please note you will be required to provide your Working With Children Check details prior to commencement in any role requiring the check.

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. Please provide examples of your commitment to delivering results and great customer service in a high-volume environment dealing with vulnerable clients, competing priorities and tight timeframes.
2. Please outline your communication skills and how you would use them to encourage parties to participate in family mediation?
*Please note that applications that do not respond to the above two questions will not be considered.*

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.

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.


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 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.

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 position is targeted to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This recruitment activity is conducted in accordance with Rule 26 of the Government Sector Employment Rules 2014 in relation to employment of eligible persons. While this role is open to all applicants, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

• Temporary Opportunity at Central Sydney (Haymarket) (35HPW)
• Flexible work arrangement (e.g. work from home) is negotiable pending operational needs
• A Talent Pool will be created for similar future temporary or ongoing vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.

• Enquiries: Convenor Nicole Chellan on (02) 9219 5843 or nicole.chellan@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
• Applying for a Role
• Working at Legal Aid NSW

• Salary Range $74,117 - $81,158 plus superannuation & leave loading

• Jobs Board Ref No. 000092BJ 
• Closing Date: Wednesday 31 August 2022 [11:59pm] 



Administrative-Clerical: Administrative Support, Claims Processing, Data Entry-Order Processing, Executive Support, Filing-Records Management, General-Other: Administrative-Clerical, Office Management, Property Management

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Sydney, NSW, Australia


Aboriginal Targeted - Conference (Mediation) Organiser - Clerk Grade 3/4 – Family Dispute Resolution - Central Sydney – Temporary up to June 2023 and Talent Pool


Admin-Clerical, Government