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Solicitor


Employer: NTSCORP
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Indigenous, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 29 March, 2018.
Applications close: 23 April, 2018.

NTSCORP Limited (‘NTSCORP’) receives federal government funding to perform the functions of a Native Title Representative Body under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) in NSW and the ACT. NTSCORP is responsible for representing the interests of Aboriginal People who hold or may hold Native Title. NTSCORP’s functions include: facilitation and assistance, dispute resolution, notification, certification and agreement making. 

NTSCORP is a public company limited by guarantee with a majority Aboriginal Board and an Aboriginal CEO. NTSCORP is a community legal service who aims to deliver a high level of services to Aboriginal groups engaged in native title litigation and related processes, including future act negotiations and support to prescribed bodies corporate. NTSCORP’s vision is to achieve social justice and economic, cultural and social independence in Aboriginal communities through assisting Traditional Owners of lands, waters and seas. 

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a full time Solicitor to join NTSCORP. NTSCORP offers the opportunity to work with a dedicated team in a dynamic environment, with flexible conditions and generous leave provisions. NTSCORP is a public benevolent institution which can offer a fringe benefit tax arrangement.

Selection Criteria:

  • Admitted as a legal practitioner in NSW (or eligible to be admitted);
  • Minimum 1 year post admission experience;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including drafting correspondence;
  • Legal research skills;
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment and initiative;
  • Knowledge of and genuine interest in native title;
  •  Knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal societies and culture;
  • Computer skills; and
  • Drivers licence and willingness to travel.
How to apply for this job

Applications must be received by close of business on Monday 23 April 2018 and can be marked confidential to the attention of Mishka Holt and Hema Hariharan and sent by email to information@ntscorp.com.au, using the subject line: Solicitor application via EthicalJobs.

For further information, please contact Mishka Holt, Principal Solicitor or Hema Hariharan, Manager Strategic Development at NTSCORP, by email at mholt@ntscorp.com.au or hhariharan@ntscorp.com.au or by telephone on (02) 9310 3188.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Supporting materials  Solicitor Position Description NTSCORP Limited.pdf