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Community Development - Lawyer - Alice Springs

Central Land Council
  • LE019

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 across 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 Recruitment Central Land Council job vacancies are advertised based on affirmative action as detailed by the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016 work with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

Applicants with proof of Aboriginality are eligible in the first instance for this position only. Non-Aboriginal applicants need not apply. Should we be unsuccessful in finding a suitably qualified Aboriginal candidate, this role will be readvertised open to all candidates.

Applicants must have qualifications and demonstrate essential criteria to be considered. An applicant selected under this affirmative action 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

We are currently seeking a suitable qualified Aboriginal candidate for the following position:

Lawyer - Community Development – LE019– Alice Springs

CL 6 - SO C (Commencing at $76,854 progressing to $106,389)

Based in Alice Springs, this position is apart of the team of lawyers forming the CLC Legal Section; including six (6) dedicated regional lawyers together with five (5) other specialist legal positions. This position primarily works with the Community Development Unit across each of the CLC regions in the preparation of appropriate Agency Agreement with project delivery organisations' for the community development projects and works with and supports regional lawyers on specific matters as required. The successful candidate must be eligible to be admitted to act a legal practitioner in the NT.

Central Land Council is dedicated to delivering ongoing professional development and career progression for their people. You'll have the opportunity to undertake a range of learning opportunities and be encouraged to take part in a number of new projects as the organisation continues to grow and innovate.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you'll be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa $76,854 - $106,389 plus 13% super. You will also have access to a range of additional benefits to greatly increase your overall package, including:

  • 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 4 months.

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

If you're interested in joining an innovative Land Council to use your Legal skills to make a real difference - Apply Now!

An Ochre Card (working with vulnerable people check) and a driver’s licence are mandatory requirements for all employees at the Central Land Council.

Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Contact details

For more information contact Bree Scarman 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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