<div><p> </p><ul> <li>Provide high-level legal services, advice and support in a high volume property law and conveyancing practice within a NSW Government agency</li> <li>Part-time (3 days per week) solicitor required for a 12 month parental leave backfill commencing in June 2021</li> <li>Conveniently located in Sydney CBD</li> <li>Legal Officer Grade IV salary ($123,599 - $125,977) pro rata, plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading</li> </ul><p> </p><p><strong>About us</strong><br>NSW Trustee & Guardian protects the rights, dignity, choices and wishes of the people of NSW, including some of the state’s most vulnerable people. We are a statutory agency within the Stronger Communities Cluster providing a full range of independent trustee, financial management, guardianship, and planning ahead services. Supporting over 35,000 customers annually and administering in excess of six billion dollars in customer assets, our purpose is brought to life by providing support and making decisions at critical moments in customer’s lives. <br>Our services help support and protect some of the most vulnerable members of the NSW community, and support people at vulnerable moments in their life.</p><p> </p><p>NSWTG also provides a fully accredited Will preparation service, writing more than 13,000 Wills, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship documents each year, helping customers to document their last wishes and providing peace of mind that their instructions on the disbursement of their estate are fulfilled. </p><p> </p><p><strong>About the role</strong><br>The role is responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality, efficient and effective legal services with a focus on property law and conveyancing for NSWTG and its clients. The role’s responsibilities also include the following:</p><ul> <li>Providing expert legal advice and support to a high volume property law and conveyancing practice</li> <li>Interpreting, analysing and preparing complex legal documents relating to Property Law </li> <li>Undertaking research, providing advice and managing complex conveyancing and property law matters arising in NSWTG’s areas of operation including complex land titles registrations, electronic conveyancing, stamp duty, retirement villages, leases, commercial property and interstate property matters</li> <li>Providing direction, support and supervision to legal and administrative staff to ensure compliance with timeframes, practice standards, budgets and goals of the Legal and Professional Services Division</li> <li>Contributing to the development and review of legal standards and practices, policies, systems, procedures, manuals, precedents and processes; and the development and delivery of training.</li> </ul><p> </p><p><strong>About you</strong><br>To be successful in this role, you will need to:</p><ul> <li>Have experience managing a high volume property law and conveyancing practice servicing a range of clients with a track record of providing excellent client service - <em>3 years PQE Property Lawyer in a high volume property law/real estate/conveyancing legal team</em></li> <li>Demonstrate very strong legal writing and drafting skills to independently draft complex contracts for different asset types including residential, strata, commercial, company title, rural and retirement village</li> <li>Be a strong team player in supervising junior staff and collaborating with internal clients and external stakeholders to provide timely commercial advice</li> <li><em>Proficient with: PEXA, Infotrack, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office suite, Land Registry Services documents.</em> </li> </ul><p> </p><p><strong>Essential Requirements </strong><br>Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered for the role:</p><ul> <li>Completion of a law degree from an accredited law school or completion of the Legal Practitioners Admission Board Diploma in Law Course.</li> <li>Admitted as a legal practitioner in NSW and has a current practising certificate.</li> </ul><p> </p><p>For detailed information on the key accountabilities and capability framework please click <a href="https://ufile.io/he2l5ms2">here</a> to download the role description.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Applying for the role</strong></p><p>To apply for this role, you need to submit an application by clicking the ‘Apply’ button on this page. Only online applications will be considered.<br><em>Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines their skills and experience relevant to the role.</em></p><p> </p><p>When applying you will need to:</p><p>1. Answer all pre-screening questions on the online application form and answer the two targeted questions below (please provide your answers in your cover letter).<br> </p><ul> <li><strong>Question 1:</strong> What in your opinion is the most significant risk in conveyancing and how do you manage it?</li> </ul><p> </p><ul> <li><strong>Question 2:</strong> Provide an example of a time when you contributed to the development of work plans, budgets, reporting or priorities of a business unit or team.</li> </ul><p><br>Then:<br> <br>2. Attach a resume (maximum 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages).<br> <br><strong>Contact:</strong> Luke Williams, Principal Solicitor, on 02 9240 0850 or email@example.com</p><p> </p><p>If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Patricia Buenaventura on (02) 8688 5688 or firstname.lastname@example.org</p><p> </p><p>You are required to address the targeted questions above. These answers, along with your resume and cover letter will be reviewed and used to shortlist applicants for interview. For further information about how to address targeted questions please visit:<br>https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/writing-your-job-application#answer-targeted-questions</p><p> </p><p><strong>Closing date:</strong> Sunday, 9 May 2021 (11:59 pm)</p><p><br><em><strong>A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013. Being placed on a talent pool is a great opportunity to be considered for roles throughout an 18-month period. </strong></em></p><p> </p><p><strong>NSW Trustee & Guardian is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.</strong></p></div>
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