Redfern | Full-time | Fixed-term (to June 2025)
The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to establish and manage the sexual harassment, employment and discrimination service within the emerging civil law practice. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.
This role would suit a solicitor who has experience managing staff along with knowledge and expertise in sexual harassment, employment and discrimination in the workplace legislation and legal procedures.
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 the Senior Solicitor (Civil Law) is to establish and manage the sexual harassment, employment and discrimination service within the civil law practice. The role will also contribute to the development and delivery of the civil practice and its services as a whole. This includes supervising a small team of solicitors.
The civil law practice is an emerging practice within the ALS. Its services will address sexual harassment, employment and anti-discrimination issues; civil law issues that intersect with care, family and criminal matters; and incorporate existing civil law services within the organisation, such as fines work.
Please refer to the Position Description in the Application Package for more details.
Your skills and experience
- Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices in dealing with clients, their families, communities and staff
- Legal qualifications and a current NSW Practicing Certificate
- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of relevant sexual harassment, employment and discrimination in the workplace legislation and legal procedures, as well as other common civil law matters
- Extensive experience providing civil law advice, assistance and representation
- Experience managing staff and the capacity to supervise a legal practice
- High level conceptual and analytical skills
- Ability to work in a start-up environment
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Please submit the completed application package to Rebekah Woodward, Recruitment Manager (New Programs) at [email protected]
- If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Rebekah Woodward, Recruitment Manager (New Programs) at [email protected] or 02 6120 8815
Applications for this position close EOD on Tuesday 23 May 2023.