Cluster Manager | Walgett Office

Cluster Manager - Walgett Office

  • $86,495 - $100,953 depending on experience
  • PBI provides salary sacrificing benefits
  • 4 weeks annual leave + leave loading
  • Study and Special leave
  • Career paths to Trial Advocates and Senior Management roles

The ALS

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Limited (ALS) is a public company limited by guarantee and registered charity. It is primarily funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General's department and managed by an Aboriginal Board and governed by the ALS Company. The Company consists of thirty Aboriginal people from NSW and ACT and Company members are elected for three-year terms and represent their community.

The ALS is one of the largest Aboriginal legal practices delivering legal services to Aboriginal people in Australia. With over 200 staff, we provide information and referral, legal advice and court representation in criminal law, family law and care and protection law to Aboriginal men, women and children in 24 offices across urban, regional and remote NSW and ACT.

The Role

  • Management and supervision of staff and resources within the cluster group;
  • Allocation of work and management of workloads including the briefing and assignment of work to external legal representatives and the implementation of policies and procedures for those functions;
  • Organise and convene regular staff meetings and CLE seminars;
  • Manage career development opportunities to improve staff retention and conduct regular staff performance evaluations;
  • Conduct complicated legal matters; including committals, District and Supreme Court appearances in all nominated jurisdictions;
  • Co-ordinate diary and court schedules in order to maintain an effective and efficient legal practice and provide legal representation services in Local Courts, District Courts and Children’s courts;
  • Participate in community education programs and liaise with community members and key stakeholder groups to create opportunities to increase the ALS profile.

Your Skills and Expertise

  • Possession of a current Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of NSW with up to 6 years of demonstrated experience in the application of criminal and representation law combined with accreditation as a Specialist in Criminal Law or a willingness to attain such accreditation;
  • Proven ability to manage the day to day activities of legal service offices within various locations including the supervision of staff, the allocation of work, and management of workloads and regular reviews of performance;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in legal representation for Aboriginal clients in criminal matters and capacity to brief and instruct Counsel;
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant criminal law legislation, case law and court proceedings to effectively represent and advocate for Aboriginal clients.

How to Apply

Please contact Ms Christy Cromelin Regional Administration Coordinator at christy.cromelin@alsnswact.org.au or call 02 6841 6966 for an application package for this position.

Applications for this position close 9:00 am Wednesday, 8 July 2020

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solicitors to apply

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