The Department of Communities and Justice shares a common purpose across many areas of their work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.
Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.
About the role
As required of the role you will be responsible for conducting both highly complex and routine legal matters (primarily advice and litigation). The role will lead a team within the practice group and supervise Solicitors Grades I-V and Paralegal staff to ensure the provision of high quality, cost effective and client focused legal services which contribute to the goals of Legal and the Department’s stakeholders/business units.
This role will include (but not be limited to) the following accountabilities and challenges:
The role requires strong ability to problem solve and manage simultaneous issues in relation to a diverse range of complex legal cases, and to understand client’s special needs and requirements.
For detailed information on the key accountabilities and capability framework, please to download the role description.
Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:
Applying for the role
To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via
When applying you will need to:
Answer all pre-screening questions on the online application form or Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability
2. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.
Contact : Rebecca Jouana, Director on 02 9716 2896 or
Closing date : 24 September 2020 (11:59 pm)
Technical Support: Paola Pina, Recruitment Consultant on
A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.
The Department of Communities and Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication