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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 9219 5994
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Talent Pool - Project Officer (Legal) - Clerk Grade 5/6 - In-house Counsel Unit - Full-time - Central Sydney


Job Description:


Organisation / Entity:Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job category:Projects | Project Support
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job reference number:0000AJRO
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Up to $115,294. Package includes salary ($93,295 - $102,941), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact:Pauline Chau
Contact email:(02) 5525 1645 or pauline.chau@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
Closing date:05/05/2024 - 11:59 PM
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About us
Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. We can help people with most areas criminal law, family law and every day civil law legal issues. We give legal advice, help at court and do family dispute resolution. We can do this over the telephone or at one of our 28 offices.
About the role
This role undertakes a range of legal projects and tasks to assist solicitors within the In-house Counsel Unit. The role involves debt recovery work including caveat processing, as well as responding to requests for information, and assisting with the preparation of legal documents, correspondence, and resources as required.
About you
The successful applicant will have:

·       generalist legal and project officer skills
·       the ability to exercise sound judgement in undertaking diverse legal tasks
·       knowledge of policies and processes related to the operation of the agency including debt recovery and access to information, or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge
·       well-developed organisational skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a high-volume environment with tight deadlines
·       effective written and oral communication skills
·       the ability to form strong working relationships with colleagues, staff and other key stakeholders; and
·       the ability to use a range of technologies in undertaking legal tasks.
We will use this recruitment to create a talent pool for similar ongoing or temporary vacancies we have over the next 18 months.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion

We are committed to creating a culturally safe and genuinely inclusive organisation and workplace for everyone who works and interacts with us. We strive to be a place where people from diverse backgrounds want to work, where voices and cultures are valued and where people feel valued, welcomed, respected and heard.
We want a workforce that reflects our clients, so we can deliver a service that meets the needs of the community. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds — including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, the LGBTQI+ community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities. 
We acknowledge, support and accommodate the diverse access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities. If you need an adjustment to participate in the recruitment process, or you’d like information about what we can do to help you, please contact our team at erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.
Other benefits of working with us
·       You will have access to training, development and mentoring opportunities.
·       We are an accredited Flex Ready certified employer and are recognised as leaders in the area of flexible work. Most of our staff work flexibly — for example, from home some of the time or in a way that helps them balance family and work life.
The essential requirements for this role
You must:
·       be willing to do a Criminal Record Check and/or Working with Children Check
·       hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency (for ongoing vacancies) or a valid visa to work in Australia (for temporary vacancies)

Key knowledge and experience
·       Extensive demonstrated experience in debt recovery processes and practices.
·       Paralegal and project management skills.

How to apply
You MUST submit your application online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. If you submit your application late or by email it will NOT be accepted.
Your application must include:
·       your resume (no more than 5 pages)
·       cover letter (no more than 2 pages). In your cover letter, please respond to these two (2) questions:

1.    What skills and experience do you have that would benefit you in this role?
2.    What issues might you need to consider when undertaking a legal project or task? Provide an example.

Make sure your application is complete and you have answered all questions before you submit it.
Do you need help to apply?
It’s important to properly prepare before you apply for a role. Here is some other information to help you:
·       If you have questions about the role, you can contact the Hiring Manager – Pauline Chau on (02) 5525 1645 or email: pauline.chau@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
·       If you are an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are thinking about applying, you can contact the Aboriginal Services Branch to arrange a confidential conversation about any questions you may have.
·       The Role Description sets out the responsibilities of the role.
·       The focus capabilities and key accountabilities in the role description indicate what is expected at that level. Being familiar with these will help you understand what the panel will be looking for in the successful candidate. 
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Sydney, NSW, Australia


Talent Pool - Project Officer (Legal) - Clerk Grade 5/6 - In-house Counsel Unit - Full-time - Central Sydney


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