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Manager, Closing the Gap Coordination and Planning

Flexible NSW |  Full-time | fixed-term/contract

This is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified position, which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

The ALS has an exciting opportunity for a Manager to join its new Policy, Advocacy and Justice projects. These roles would suit experienced staff and project managers who are able to lead a unit of 5-7 staff.

The projects focus on implementing the National Agreement on Closing the Gap and community-led justice reforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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.

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.

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.

About the role

Manager, Closing the Gap Coordination and Planning

As a member of the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO), the ALS plays a key role in the implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (CTG).

The ALS and the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) are co-chairs of the Aboriginal Justice Partnership Committee, which is responsible for delivering a Program of Work aiming to:

  • Reduce rates of Aboriginal adults in prison (Target 10)
  • Reduce rates of Aboriginal young people in detention (Target 11)
  • Reduce rates of family violence (Target 13) and
  • Deliver structural reforms across the justice sector in line with the Priority Reforms.

The Manager of this unit will be responsible for the ALS’ coordination and planning for the implementation of the National Agreement on CTG. The Manager will have excellent knowledge of the CTG framework, strong stakeholder management skills, and the relevant skills and experience to be able to operationalise partnership agreements between the ALS and key stakeholders.

Your skills and experience

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or be accepted as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and expertise in legal and/or public policy, advocacy and engagement relevant to their unit
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a team of staff
  • Project and/or program management expertise and experience developing project/team plans
  • Demonstrated research, analysis and/or policy development skills, and the ability to use these within policy and program initiatives

How to apply


Applications for this position close at 5:00pm 13 October 2023.


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