Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade V - Civil Law - Central Sydney - Talent Pool for Temporary and Ongoing roles
Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
  • locationSydney, NSW
  • salaryNot disclosed
  • full-time 30 April 2021
  • locationSydney, NSW
  • salaryNot disclosed
  • full-time
Job Description

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><img _fcksavedurl="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0012/32142/Banner-Aboriginal-advert.jpg" alt="Legal Aid NSW Logo" src="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0012/32142/Banner-Aboriginal-advert.jpg" width="100%" /></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style=""><b>ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;<br />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.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><b><span style="color:maroon">ABOUT THE ROLES</span></b></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px">We are creating a talent pool from which to fill temporary and ongoing positions at Legal Officer Grade V level in the Civil Law Division. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style=";;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style="">Grade V Legal Officers manage and lead the work the following Civil Law specialist teams &ndash; Human Rights, Housing, Consumer, Sexual Assault Communications Privilege Service, Employment, Children&rsquo;s Civil Law Service, Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities and the Work and Development Order Service. All roles are based in Sydney. </span></span></p><p style=";;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style="">Each of these teams conducts casework (including litigation), contributes to Legal Aid NSW&rsquo;s law reform and strategic advocacy projects and provides training and support to their colleagues.&nbsp;Their work involves collaboration within Legal Aid NSW (i.e. other Civil Law specialist services, the Criminal Law Division and the Strategic Law Reform Unit) and with external stakeholders (e.g. community legal centres and other NSW government agencies).</span></span></p><p style=";;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><b><span style="color:maroon">ABOUT YOU</span></b></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">The successful applicants will be&nbsp;</span>someone with:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><ul><li><span style=""><span style="">Expertise in an area of law practised by the specialist teams and/or in working with the particular client groups represented by those teams; </span></span></li><li><span style=""><span style="">Experience in law reform and/or strategic advocacy; and </span></span></li><li><span style=""><span style="">Experience in supervising staff.</span></span></li><li><span style=""><span style="">Experience working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes for disadvantaged clients or communities</span></span></li><li><span style=""><span style="">Experience leading teams working with disadvantaged clients and communities</span></span></li></ul><br><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><b style="font-weight:bold">ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><b><span style="color:maroon">HOW TO APPLY</span></b></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">Applications&nbsp;MUST be submitted online through&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au</a>&nbsp;to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">Applicants should read the <a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/t266g7">Role Description</a> and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">Applicants are requested to attach:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">&bull; current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">&bull; cover letter (maximum 2 pages &ndash; with an extra 1 page for each additional area of law where you have expertise) responding to the following two questions:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style=";"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="color:black">1. Outline your expertise in an area of law practised by the Civil Law Specialist teams (ie Housing, Human Rights, Social Security) or in working with a particular client group &nbsp;(Young people, Aboriginal people and communities).</span></span></span></p><p style=";"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="color:black">2. What are the challenges in leading and managing a team of lawyers who deliver legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged communities? Describe how you have addressed them. </span></span></span></p><p style=";;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style="">The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">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&nbsp;vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">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.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style="">Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community.&nbsp; We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style="">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: <a href="mailto:erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au">erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au</a>.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>FURTHER INFORMATION</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Ongoing and&nbsp;Temporary Talent Pool<br />&bull; Enquiries: Sarah Burke on (02) 9219 5033 or sarah.burke@legalaid.nsw.gov.au<br />&bull; <a href="http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/apply-for-a-role" rel="external">Applying for a Role</a><br />&bull; <a href="http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/about-us/working-at-legal-aid" rel="external">Working at Legal Aid NSW</a></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style="">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.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><img _fcksavedurl="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0020/39260/DCR-Badges-Landscape-Master.png" height="100" src="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0020/39260/DCR-Badges-Landscape-Master.png" width="196" /></p>

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Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade V - Civil Law - Central Sydney - Talent Pool for Temporary and Ongoing roles

  • Job Details:
    Not disclosed AUD
    Sydney, NSW, Any
  • Key Dates:
    30 April 2021
    Last -10 days to apply
  • Industry:
    Legal
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<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><img _fcksavedurl="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0012/32142/Banner-Aboriginal-advert.jpg" alt="Legal Aid NSW Logo" src="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0012/32142/Banner-Aboriginal-advert.jpg" width="100%" /></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style=""><b>ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;<br />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.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><b><span style="color:maroon">ABOUT THE ROLES</span></b></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px">We are creating a talent pool from which to fill temporary and ongoing positions at Legal Officer Grade V level in the Civil Law Division. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style=";;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style="">Grade V Legal Officers manage and lead the work the following Civil Law specialist teams &ndash; Human Rights, Housing, Consumer, Sexual Assault Communications Privilege Service, Employment, Children&rsquo;s Civil Law Service, Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities and the Work and Development Order Service. All roles are based in Sydney. </span></span></p><p style=";;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style="">Each of these teams conducts casework (including litigation), contributes to Legal Aid NSW&rsquo;s law reform and strategic advocacy projects and provides training and support to their colleagues.&nbsp;Their work involves collaboration within Legal Aid NSW (i.e. other Civil Law specialist services, the Criminal Law Division and the Strategic Law Reform Unit) and with external stakeholders (e.g. community legal centres and other NSW government agencies).</span></span></p><p style=";;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><b><span style="color:maroon">ABOUT YOU</span></b></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">The successful applicants will be&nbsp;</span>someone with:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><ul><li><span style=""><span style="">Expertise in an area of law practised by the specialist teams and/or in working with the particular client groups represented by those teams; </span></span></li><li><span style=""><span style="">Experience in law reform and/or strategic advocacy; and </span></span></li><li><span style=""><span style="">Experience in supervising staff.</span></span></li><li><span style=""><span style="">Experience working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes for disadvantaged clients or communities</span></span></li><li><span style=""><span style="">Experience leading teams working with disadvantaged clients and communities</span></span></li></ul><br><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><b style="font-weight:bold">ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;"><span style=""><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><b><span style="color:maroon">HOW TO APPLY</span></b></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">Applications&nbsp;MUST be submitted online through&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au</a>&nbsp;to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">Applicants should read the <a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/t266g7">Role Description</a> and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">Applicants are requested to attach:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">&bull; current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:black">&bull; cover letter (maximum 2 pages &ndash; with an extra 1 page for each additional area of law where you have expertise) responding to the following two questions:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;;;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="background:white"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="word-spacing:0px">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style=";"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="color:black">1. Outline your expertise in an area of law practised by the Civil Law Specialist teams (ie Housing, Human Rights, Social Security) or in working with a particular client group &nbsp;(Young people, Aboriginal people and communities).</span></span></span></p><p style=";"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="color:black">2. What are the challenges in leading and managing a team of lawyers who deliver legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged communities? Describe how you have addressed them. </span></span></span></p><p style=";;">&nbsp;</p><p style=";;"><span style=""><span style="">The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">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&nbsp;vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">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.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style="">Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community.&nbsp; We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style="">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: <a href="mailto:erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au">erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au</a>.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>FURTHER INFORMATION</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Ongoing and&nbsp;Temporary Talent Pool<br />&bull; Enquiries: Sarah Burke on (02) 9219 5033 or sarah.burke@legalaid.nsw.gov.au<br />&bull; <a href="http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/apply-for-a-role" rel="external">Applying for a Role</a><br />&bull; <a href="http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/about-us/working-at-legal-aid" rel="external">Working at Legal Aid NSW</a></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><span style=""><span style="">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.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;;;"><img _fcksavedurl="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0020/39260/DCR-Badges-Landscape-Master.png" height="100" src="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0020/39260/DCR-Badges-Landscape-Master.png" width="196" /></p>


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