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Managing Solicitor, NSW Justice Projects

Redfern/Flexible NSW  | Full-time | Fixed-term (June 2026)

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity for a Managing Solicitor to join our NSW Justice Projects team to develop and oversee the operationalisation of new programs to provide holistic, wraparound and culturally safe support to ALS clients. The new programs include the Bail Advocacy Program for Women and the Mental Health Advocacy and Referrals Service.  



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 pay.  

About the role

The Managing Solicitor will be responsible for:

  • Provide management and supervision to multidisciplinary teams including project officers, program managers, legal staff and administrative and legal support staff
  • Develop knowledge of relevant funding agreements and associated KPIs, budgets and service delivery requirements
  • Lead the service design, development and set-up phase of new programs in line with relevant funding agreements
  • Contribute to policy development in areas related to new and existing programs and practice areas

Further details can be found in the position description attached.

Your skills and experience

  • 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
  • Legal qualifications and minimum 3 years practice experience, including experience in criminal law
  • Experience managing small teams
  • Project management experience, ideally in the set-up of client service delivery
  • Knowledge of the Closing the Gap framework and the intersecting legal and non-legal needs of Aboriginal people who are in contact with the legal system
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, planning, organisation and time management skills
  • Highly attuned verbal and written communication skills and the ability to influence and negotiate with relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to self-manage workload and manage competing priorities with ease
  • High level of integrity including ability to identify risks, maintain confidentiality, work professionally and reflect the values of the ALS
  • Consultative and collaborative style

How to apply


Applications for this position close at 5:00pm 29 September 2023.


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