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Executive Officer - Family Law Section

Law Council of Australia

Law Council of Australia

The Law Council of Australia (Law Council) is the peak national representative body of the Australian legal profession. Since 1933, the Law Council has represented its Constituent Bodies, which include State and Territory law societies and bar associations, on national issues, and promoted the administration of justice, access to justice and general improvement of the law in the public interest.

About the division

The Family Law Section is the largest of the Law Council’s specialist Sections. Since its inception in 1985, it has developed a strong reputation as a source for innovative, constructive and informed advice in all areas of family law reform and policy development. With a national membership of more than 2500 and an Executive of 12 senior family lawyers from across Australia, it is committed to furthering the interests and objectives of family law and family lawyers for the benefit of the community. The Family Law Section works co-operatively with elected representatives, policy makers, the courts, government agencies and numerous other bodies on a wide range of matters associated with the operation of family law. It recommends and responds to initiatives concerning legislative change and procedural reforms. The Section provides extensive and affordable continuing professional development and education programs to promote the highest technical standards and awareness of developments among the national legal profession. The Section also prepares and disseminates publications and other information for those working in the family law arena and for the general community.

About the role

The Executive Officer, Family Law Section reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works in close co-operation with the Section Chair of the Family Law Section providing high-level advice and support to the FLS Chair and Executive in the delivery of all Section activities.

Core Competencies and behaviours

As an employee of the Law Council of Australia, you will be expected to work as a team member, show appropriate behaviours and respect to all our employees and volunteers, and work with a spirit of co-operation, drive and energy.

The Executive Officer should demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Influencing and relationship management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Financial literacy and management.
  • Commercialisation, business development and marketing.
  • Policy analysis, interpretation, and development.
  • Leadership


Please prepare a two-page (maximum) statement of claims outlining your suitability for the Executive Officer, Family Law Section addressing the criteria below as part of this statement:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in business, law, marketing, or other relevant discipline.
  2. Demonstrable relevant experience in member and / or professional services.
  3. Experience working in the not-for-profit sector will be highly regarded.
  4. A high level of understanding of, or background in, the legal sector would be highly desirable.
  5. Knowledge of government and the policy making process.
  6. Demonstrated high-level experience in event, program, or project management.
  7. Demonstrated ability, from a governance perspective, to work with an Executive board.
  8. Highly organised with the ability to proactively manage conflicting priorities and competing deadlines, demonstrating flexibility as required to ensure deliverables are met.
  9. Willingness to travel interstate regularly as part of the delivery of events for the Family Law Section.

Flexible working arrangements can be negotiated with the successful candidate.

For more information

To receive a copy of the full position description or for a confidential discussion prior to application please contact Katie Hancock, HR Advisor via email [email protected] using the subject line: Executive Officer - Family Law Section enquiry via EthicalJobs or phone 0439074160 during business hours.

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