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NATSILS Senior Administration Officer

Flexible location |  Full-time  |  12-month contract

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) is looking for a highly organised and experienced person to provide administrative support for both NATSILS and the national Justice Policy Partnership.

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.



At National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) you can make an impact. You will join a strong movement advocating for social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

Our focus is our people: the people we support and the people 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 people and appreciate the rich diversity of lived experiences, languages, and culture. 
NATSILS represents and is the national voice of community-controlled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services. We advocate at the national level for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the justice system and work to ensure that our peoples have equitable access to justice.


About the role

The Senior Administration Officer is primarily responsible for providing high quality administrative and secretariat support to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (NATSILS) and the joint secretariat for Justice Policy Partnership (JPP), which is co-chaired by NATSILS and the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department (AGD).

The position works closely with senior roles within NATSILS and the AGD to assist with the coordination of support and to further the objectives of the JPP.

Please see the full position description for further role responsibilities.


About you

We're looking for someone who identifies and is recognised in the community as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, and who brings:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training or experience
  • An alignment to the values and vision of NATSILS through a demonstrated appreciation of and sensitivity to the challenges our community members face in their fight for justice, equity and self-determination 
  • Understanding of the histories, cultures, languages, traditions of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Capability to work effectively and respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations, and communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills and the ability to prepare draft agendas, papers and other documentation for review in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and an ability to effectively prioritise work and manage competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and collaborate effectively in partnerships with key stakeholders
  • High levels of motivation, energy, and a commitment to professional excellence as well as self-determination
  • Competent use of Microsoft 365 platforms
  • Preparedness and willingness to travel as required.


How to apply


Please apply promptly as we will consider applications as they are received.


Pre-employment requirements

NATSILS is committed to implementing safe recruitment practices. Your application may be subject to pre-employment checks such as reference checks, Working with Children (NSW) or Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) check, Right to work in Australia, COVID-19 vaccinations and National Police History check.

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