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Administration Officer

Newcastle  |  Full-time/part-time  |  fixed-term contract to 30 June 2023 

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to support our Criminal Law practice, specifically the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea (EAGP) section, with your organisational and administrative skills. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role is identified for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This role would suit an experienced office administrator, seeking to expand into a legal setting, and available to complete a short-term local contract.   We may consider a part-time job-share arrangement, to meet your needs, if suitable role requirements coverage can be obtained.


About the ALS

Born out of a protest movement, the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited is the primary legal service for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT. Our vision is to achieve social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment. We’re passionate about what we do and we work hard. The ALS values the health and wellbeing of our employees and we are proud to offer flexible work practices. Staff can choose to take advantage of benefits including salary packaging to maximise take-home pay.


About the role

The Administration Officer will provide confidential administrative support to the Newcastle Criminal law team to deliver high-quality legal services, assist to manage the office reception area and answer phones Monday - Friday between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

If you are experienced and prefer part-time hours, do please submit your application and detail your availability, and we may consider a job-share arrangement. 

Your skills and experience

  • Knowledge of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal communities combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices
  • Excellent computer skills, using Microsoft Office suite and video conferencing software
  • Excellent communication skills, respectful phone manner and experience answering and transferring phone calls internally
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, work in a team environment, and also work independently with limited supervision
  • Aboriginality - this is an identified position under Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977


How to apply


Applications for this position close at COB Monday 20 February 2023.


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