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Project Officer, Women's Bail Advocacy Program

Redfern OR Newcastle  |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term (12 months)

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to provide project management to support the design and implementation of the Women’s Bail Advocacy Program, including the establishment of new service delivery models at the pilot locations.

Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role would suit a passionate women's advocate with demonstrated experience working in project and/or start-up environments.


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.

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 purpose of this role is to lead to the development and implementation of the Women’s Bail Advocacy Program (BAP) pilot at the ALS Redfern and Newcastle criminal law practice offices. The Women’s BAP will be a new, holistic service delivery model which co-locates allied professional staff within the legal practice to facilitate early appropriate referrals and support, leading to improved legal and non-legal outcomes for ALS clients.


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
  • Demonstrated experience working in project and/or start-up environments
  • Sound understanding of project elements such as risk management, troubleshooting, communication and engagement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Strong organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to adapt to change and work collaboratively


  • Previous experience working in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community-based organisation
  • Previous experience working in a legal practice


How to apply


Applications for this position close at 5:00 pm, Monday 3 July 2023.


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