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Executive Director

Darwin Community Legal Service

Darwin Community Legal Services is a Not for Profit community organisation in the Northern Territory. With a turnover of approximately $2m, staff of 24 and up to 40 local volunteers, DCLS provides legal services to disadvantaged people, delivers community legal education, undertakes law reform projects and provides advocacy services. The focus is on "justice" rather than "the law" and the Service relies on the support of the community and the participation of skilled volunteers.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Substantial experience in working with a Board and in managing an organisation with a diverse portfolio of services, programs and projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of the theories and frameworks that underpin the provision of services to disadvantaged communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of culturally appropriate engagement and high levels of cross-culture competence.
  • Excellent financial management skills and the ability to optimise funding opportunities.
  • Highly developed advocacy, negotiation and written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills with demonstrated capacity to communicate, negotiate and work with a diverse range of people and community groups and agencies.

Applicants should have a relevant tertiary qualification such as in business, management or related field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior role or managing a multi-disciplinary community service organisation in the not for profit sector. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated. The initial Contract term will be 3 years.

Further information is available from DCLS website: www.dcls.org.au

A Position Description and further information is available from Peggy Cheong (08) 8924 2600.

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