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Administration Coordinator (Relief), Criminal Law Practice

Flexible across NSW Locations | Full Time | 12 Months Months Fixed Term

Primary purpose of the role

The primary responsibility of the Relief Unit Administration Coordinator is to provide high quality administrative support services, to ensure the delivery of culturally appropriate criminal law services to Aboriginal clients. 

 The support services to be provided by the position holder will include: 

  • Providing assistance, support and advice to ALS Managing Lawyers and relief solicitors in the management of state-wide criminal relief unit 
  • Provide general administrative support for ALS offices in a ‘relieving capacity’ as required 
  • Provide general day-to-day administrative support to the crime practice at their base location office 


Why Join the ALS NSW/ACT team?

At Aboriginal Legal Services NSW/ACT you will make an impactful change. You have the chance to change lives and bring social justice and equity for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

Our focus is our people; the people we support, and the team we employ. We offer a career you can be proud of and a place where you feel safe to be yourself. We invest in our workforce and appreciate the rich diversity they represent of life experience, languages, and culture. Born out of a protest movement over 50 years ago, the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited is the primary legal service for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT. It’s an exciting time for the ALS, with both our services and teams growing significantly. We recently received additional government funding to deliver a range of new programs aimed at addressing systemic issues and driving structural reforms. This is creating unprecedented opportunities for the ALS and our communities. For many of our staff making a real difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities and working with a great, supportive team is its own reward. We appreciate that, but we want our team to know that we value them so offer benefits such as:

  •  Salary packaging options and novated car leasing
  •  Annual Leave Loading of 17.5%
  •  Career and professional development opportunities
  •  Access to personal counselling for you and your family
  •  A range of additional paid leave, paid parental and study leave
  •  Flexible work options – talk to us about how we can make this role work for you


About You

The successful incumbent will demonstrate:

  •  Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices in dealing with clients, their families, communities, and staff 
  • Proven interpersonal, communication, negotiation and people management skills and ability to provide quality customer service in high volume work environment 
  • Highly developed office administration and support services skills and adherence to the requirements of confidentiality 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with demonstrated advanced computer skills and ability to provide guidance to other staff members 
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work without supervision and manage a diverse workload, together with high level conceptual and practical skills 
  • Ability to interrupt and apply ALS policies, procedures, and guidelines 


How to apply 

  1. Download the position description here
  2. Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

Applications for this position close on Friday 1st December 2023

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