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Senior Legal Officer - Broome


Employer: Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd.
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Indigenous, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 23 April, 2019.
Applications close: 10 May, 2019. (Expired)

The Organisation

Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) means "This is the place of Yawuru". NBY Ltd manages the day to day business of the Yawuru Native Title Holders and is engaged in a diverse range of projects which help to provide social, cultural, environmental and financial sustainability for the future of Yawuru people.

The Role

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Senior Legal Officer is responsible for providing legal advice to ensure that all activities on Yawuru land are systematically assessed, approved and monitored to safeguard Native Title rights, interests and cultural heritage of the Yawuru Community.

This role will require you to:

  • Provide legal advice on all aspects of Yawuru Native Title, Future Acts and cultural heritage
  • Undertake legal research and draft correspondence as required.
  • Ensure all Native Title, Future Act and other legal deadlines are met in a timely manner.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An unrestricted practising certificate and be admitted as a solicitor in WA
  • 3-5 years legal experience in Native Title, Future Acts, Aboriginal cultural heritage matters and commercial law
  • High level communication skills to engage and negotiate with a wide range of people
  • Ability to deliver timely advice.

The Location

Broome, the gateway to the Kimberley region of WA honours a rich cultural heritage, enjoys a spectacular, unspoilt natural landscape and looks towards a bright economic future. Fishing, 4WDing and camping are among the many recreational pursuits frequently participated in by our staff, along with the enjoyment of a thriving art, music and night-life which exhibits Broome's vibrant soul.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.