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Senior Manager, Aboriginal Justice Partnerships

Redfern/flexible  |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term to June 2026 

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to lead ALS, communities and partner organisations in delivering key reform initiatives under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

This role is identified for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

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

This role would suit an experienced manager with demonstrated stakeholder influencing skills and previous experience developing organisational cultural capability.


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 Senior Manager, Aboriginal Justice Partnerships is responsible for leading Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) engagement with key stakeholders, partner organisations and Aboriginal communities, as well as delivering key reform initiatives under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

Your skills and experience

  • Deep 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 developing organisational cultural capability, including ensuring practices, policies and programs are designed and delivered in a culturally appropriate manner
  • High level oral and written communication skills, including writing for a range of purposes and audiences from community to government
  • Strong demonstrated interpersonal, influencing and presenting skills for internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong demonstrated experience developing, managing and strengthening relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong demonstrated project management experience, including planning, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting skills
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including prioritising tasks, managing multiple projects efficiently in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment and willingness to work flexible hours
  • Demonstrated experience as a manager effectively leading teams to perform at a high level and supporting staff
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, work without supervision and manage a diverse workload, together with strong conceptual, analytical and research skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the effective implementation of Workplace Health & Safety and Ethical and Diversity practices in the workplace
  • A willingness and ability to travel to regional, metropolitan, and interstate locations for work purposes
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the ALS as appropriate by effectively communicating the organisation’s vision and agenda


  • A tertiary degree or higher in either law, business, economics, social sciences, public policy, media and communications or other related qualification is highly desirable

How to apply

  • Download the application package for this position 

  • Please submit the completed application package to our recruiting partner, Hayley Martin at NGO Recruitment at [email protected]   

  • If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Rebekah Woodward, Recruitment Manager - New Programs at rebekah.woodward@alsnswact.org.au

Applications for this position close extended to Wednesday 30 November.


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