ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 25 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights. ABOUT THE ROLE Lead and manage the day to day activities of the Regional Office to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources and delivery of high quality services that meet the needs of the clients and community. Develop key relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the private profession, legal assistance providers and the courts. Conduct a legal practice as other priorities permit. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS • Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW • Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement • Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check • Australian or NZ citizenship or Australian Permanent Resident is an essential requirement of applying for an Ongoing role HOW TO APPLY Applications MUST be submitted online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au to be considered. No late applications will be accepted. Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter. Applicants are requested to attach: • current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages) • cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions: 1. Outline your experience providing high quality criminal law advice and representation in a high volume setting 2. How would you effectively monitor service delivery for the whole of the Burwood Legal Aid office? The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role. This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future temporary or ongoing vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months. OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities. Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible. If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication: erecruitmentlegalaid.nsw.gov.au . ABORIGINAL AND NON ABORIGINAL COMBINED RECRUITMENT This recruitment is open to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal applicants. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on whether you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Aboriginality is defined by descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. For Aboriginal specific information regarding working at Legal Aid NSW, our Aboriginal network, career development opportunities and support systems please email aboriginalserviceslegalaid.nsw.gov.au FURTHER INFORMATION • Ongoing opportunity at Burwood (35HPW) • Enquiries: Annmarie Lumsden on (02) 9219 6324 or email: annmarie.lumsdenlegalaid.nsw.gov.au • Applying for a Role • Working at Legal Aid NSW To ensure recruitment at Legal Aid NSW continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual methods may be used for interviews and assessments. This may include interviews conducted by video, telephone interviewing, Microsoft Teams meetings and online assessments.