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Community Development Lawyer - Alice Springs

Central Land Council
  • LE019 and LE015

OUR STORY

The Central Land Council (CLC) is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. The CLC represents traditional landowners, native title holders and other Aboriginal people in the southern half of the Northern Territory—an area of almost 780,000 square kilometres.

The CLC provides its constituents with advice, advocacy and practical assistance to support their aspirations, manage their land and realise and protect their rights.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN

Eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. If an Aboriginal applicant is selected, the remaining non-Aboriginal applicants will not be assessed.

Applicants must have relevant qualifications and demonstrate that they meet essential criteria in order to be considered. An applicant selected under this affirmative action plan will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility prior to commencement, such as:

  • completed statutory declaration form, or
  • supporting statement from an appropriate Aboriginal organisation

YOU ROLE

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAWYER – LE019 – ALICE SPRINGS

CL 6 – SO C (Between $78,314 - $108,410 depending on experience) fixed term contract to June 2025

The Legal Services section of the CLC provides legal representation and advice to traditional Aboriginal owners and Native Title holders in relation to a variety of legal matters under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and the exercise of Native Title rights and matters arising from the Native Title Act. In general, the work of the section by professional staff is organised on a regional basis and lawyers undertake necessary legal tasks within the region they are assigned. However, this position primarily works with the Community Development Unit across each of the CLC regions in the preparation of appropriate Agency Agreements with project delivery organisations’ for community development projects and works with and supports the regional lawyers on specific matters as required.

BENEFITS

  • Attractive base salary and 13% super
  • Generous salary packaging (maximum $29,000 annually, depending on individual circumstances);
  • Ongoing district allowance (circa $3,100 for an individual or $5,670 with dependents);
  • Yearly airfare allowance (circa $1025;)
  • Relocation assistance, should you be moving to the region; and
  • Subsidised, fully furnished accommodation for the first four months.

The Central Land Council is dedicated to delivering ongoing professional development and career progression for it’s people. You'll have the opportunity to undertake professional development and to take part in a number of new projects as the organisation continues to grow and innovate.

Most importantly, this role will allow you to work in a diverse environment where you affect real change.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Ochre card (working with vulnerable people check)
  • National police clearance
  • Driver's licence

CONTACT DETAILS

If you're interested in using your skills to make a real difference apply now!

For further information about this role, please contact Anna Falzon (Senior lawyer) on 08 8951 6233.

For more information about the application process please contact Ajok Marial (Human Resources Advisor) on 08 8951 6310 or jobs@clc.org.au using the subject line: Community Development Lawyer - Alice Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, relocation assistance, annual airfare allowance and salary packaging options. Annual progression within the salary scale is subject to satisfactory performance. Progression is in accordance with annual increments set out in an enterprise agreement.

The filling of this vacancy is an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

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