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Principal Solicitor - Broken Hill


Employer: Far West Community Legal Centre
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights, Family Services, Community Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 14 August, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

Have you dreamt of working in outback Australia?

Are you inspired and motivated to manage an exciting and responsive community legal service and implement creative solutions in a co-operative and collaborative manner with a strong and vibrant team?

Along with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Management of the Far West Community Legal Centre Limited, the Principal Solicitor of the Far West Community Legal Centre (FWCLC) will provide dynamic leadership to the FWCLC Ltd and to the Far West NSW. This position is based in Broken Hill.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking passionate and self-motivated candidates with a collaborative management approach, high order advocacy and written communication and problem solving skills, demonstrated legal practice experience and a strong social justice ethic.

The role of the Principal Solicitor?

The Principal Solicitor is responsible for supervising the legal practice as "solicitor on the record," and ensuring that it is compliant with the National Association of Community Legal Centre's risk management framework and legal and regulatory requirements.

The Principal Solicitor operates the legal practice in a manner which is consistent with the organisation's Strategic Plan and provides a leadership and coordination role in the development of the Centre's intake, advice, casework, information and referral service, community engagement building, community legal education and law reform activities, and ensuring all aspects of the Service's practice are working effectively and efficiently.

The Principal Solicitor demonstrates integrity, clear communication, long term and sustainable thinking and best available evidence to direct the work of the FWCLC, giving direction and leadership that is strategic, reasoned, ethical, compassionate and boundaried.

The Principal Solicitor provides expert advice to the FWCLC Limited’s Board and the Chief Executive Officer on matters concerning the legal practice, legal service delivery and the strategic direction of the Centre.

The Principal Solicitor drives the development and expansion of the legal practice to meet the organisation's strategic goals and assists the Chief Executive Officer to monitor the performance of the Centre against its strategic objectives.

The Principal Solicitor provides advice and maintains personal carriage of a casework load as well as undertaking community legal education, community development, law reform and policy work

The Principal Solicitor is expected to adopt and implement a respectful and multi-disciplinary approach to practice and work collaboratively with all staff.

Benefits available for the successful applicant?

Excellent remuneration, ongoing training, on the job support and assistance will be provided to the successful applicant.

Travel will be undertaken in an organisational vehicle. Some overnight travel may be required in the region.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

Please email the FWCLC Ltd CEO at cathy.farry@farwestclc.org.au using the subject line: Principal Solicitor - Broken Hill application via EthicalJobs, if you have any questions about the role and to apply. 

Supporting materials  Final Principal Solicitor (FWCLC) Aug 2018 (2).docx