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Senior Policy and Project Officer (Justice Reinvestment)

Redfern |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term (24 months)

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to support Aboriginal communities in exploring and establishing local justice reinvestment initiatives. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role would suit an experienced policy officer who has strong project management and partnership strengthening skills. 


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 Policy and Project Officer (Justice Reinvestment) is responsible for maintaining and strengthening Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (ALS) partnerships with Aboriginal communities and organisations to support the implementation of Justice Reinvestment and related initiatives, including:

  • Program oversight and policy advice on Justice Reinvestment and other local justice initiatives and issues, including the development and implementation of local ‘justice circuit breaker’ initiatives
  • Building local justice partnerships with Aboriginal communities across NSW to ensure local voices and aspirations guide ALS’s policies, practices and programs
  • Collaborating with Just Reinvest NSW, NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations members and other partner organisations on the co-design and delivery of Closing the Gap and Justice Reinvestment initiatives


Your skills and experience

  • Experience in policy analysis, policy development and project management
  • Research, analytical, conceptual and information management skills, and the ability to use these in policy and program initiatives and evaluations
  • Political awareness and astuteness
  • Experience developing, managing and strengthening relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including writing for a range of purposes and audiences from community to government
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including efficiently managing multiple and diverse projects, prioritising tasks and meeting tight deadlines
  • A willingness and ability to travel to regional, metropolitan, and interstate locations for work purposes
  • 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


How to apply


Applications for this position close at EOD Monday 19 December.


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