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Implementation Manager Civil Legal Practice

Implementation Manager Civil Legal Practice 

3 to 6 month contract 

Aboriginal applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Who is ALS? 

We are a proud Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation. We have over 250 staff across 24 offices in NSW and the ACT. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make up approximately 40 per cent of our workforce. 

We provide culturally safe legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children across NSW and ACT. Our law and policy reform work are also a major focus.  We fight for justice for our mob. 

The organisational environment?            

We provide free advice and representation in criminal law, children’s care and protection law, and family law for tens of thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people every year. We also run community programs to improve the lives of our people. We are well recognised for our work at the forefront of law reform and community advocacy. 

The ALS provide a holistic service, providing legal representation, advice, casework assistance and referrals to Aboriginal families impacted or affected by family violence, and related issues such as homelessness or contact with child protection.  

The ALS remains committed to being community focussed; being fearless in our advocacy; accountable and ethical and aiming to make a difference to create better futures; while also acknowledging and respecting Aboriginal traditional values and cultural practices. 

The role? 

The ALS has recently received Government funding to deliver a range of Legal and other complimentary support services and is intending to establish a Civil Practice to provide new culturally safe legal services in the areas of Sexual Harassment, Employment, Discrimination, and Family Violence Prevention. The Civil practice will also include existing units being COVID fines and the ALS ‘Your Story’ Disability Legal Support team. 

Working closely with the Principal Legal Officer, the Implementation Manager, Civil Legal Practice is required in line with ALS strategic objectives to design and establish a cost effective, fit for purpose Civil Legal Practice operating model and organisation structure that will deliver the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in line with relevant funding agreements. 

To achieve the outcomes of the role, the position holder will need to: 

  • Develop a thorough and detailed knowledge of the relevant funding agreements and associated KPI’s, budgets and service delivery requirements. 
  • Ensure all proposed activities are in line with funding budgets by developing and monitoring robust financial reporting 
  • Ongoing and regular communication with Principal Legal Officer and other key stakeholders, including escalations on project roadblocks and potential advisement on go/no-go decisions and timeline 

A full Position Description is attached to the application package for this role.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria 

To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate: 

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices when considering service delivery and other support for clients, their families, communities and staff 
  • A highly experienced legal practitioner with experience in setting up or working within a civil practice area in a leadership capacity 
  • A minimum Bachelor of Law, ideally combined with post graduate qualifications 
  • Previous experience in Government, Not for Profit sectors and/or Professional Services 
  • Excellent project management and stakeholder engagement skills, with a proven track record of managing projects from inception to delivery 
  • Strong understanding and proven experience interpretating government agreements and operating budgets 
  • A consultative and collaborative style 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, planning, organisation and time management skills  
  • Highly tuned verbal and written communication skills, with a high attention to detail 
  • Self-managed, with the ability to deliver multiple priorities within agreed time frames 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and possess a high level of integrity 
  • Strong computer literacy in MS Office 

Benefits of working at ALS. 

The basics include, Tax-free salary packaging, opportunities to work from home, and flexible hours. But its more than the basics: 

  • ALS employs interesting people with a passion for justice... 
  • We can offer unparalleled growth opportunities
  • The opportunity to change the world for someone in need is around every corner... 

How to Apply? 

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Application Package.  All applications and queries about this role are to be sent to Nadine Miles, Principal Legal Officer, [email protected] 

Only candidates who forward with completed application packages to the hiring manager will be considered.  Applications for this position 12 May 2022

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