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Practice Manager

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  • Job reference number: 0000AGQW
  • Practice Manager – Legal Officer Grade V - Family Law – Penrith - Ongoing 
  • A talent pool will be created for the Penrith Gd V role only
  • Ongoing - Full Time – 35 hours p/w with flexible working options
  • Competitive Salary Package of up to $164,602
  • Family Law division

About us

Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. We can help people with most areas of criminal law, family law and every day civil law legal issues. We give legal advice, help at court and do family dispute resolution. We can do this over the telephone or at one of our 28 offices.

About the role

Promote effective communication between family law staff in metropolitan and regional offices and the Regional Program Co-ordinator and Executive Director family law to achieve Legal Aid NSW service delivery goals.

Advise on and co-ordinate the effective planning and management of the resources of Legal Aid NSW across the allocated regional area, to meet client needs and deliver quality and consistent services in accordance with the organisation’s policies and standards.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate their ability to undertake and supervise complex litigation in Family Law and Care & Protection law.

The successful applicant will also be experienced in leading and managing staff in a legal environment.

We may use this recruitment to create a talent pool for similar ongoing or temporary vacancies we have over the next 18 months in Penrith location only


We are committed to diversity and inclusion 

We are committed to creating a culturally safe and genuinely inclusive organisation and workplace for everyone who works and interacts with us. We strive to be a place where people from diverse backgrounds want to work, where voices and cultures are valued and where people feel valued, welcomed, respected and heard.

We want a workforce that reflects our clients, so we can deliver a service that meets the needs of the community. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds — including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, the LGBTQI+ community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities. 

We acknowledge, support and accommodate the diverse access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities. If you need an adjustment to participate in the recruitment process, or you’d like information about what we can do to help you, please contact our team at [email protected] using the subject line: Practice Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs

Other benefits of working with us 

  • You will have access to training, development and mentoring opportunities.
  • We are an accredited Flex Ready certified employer and are recognised as leaders in the area of flexible work. Most of our staff work flexibly — for example, from home some of the time or in a way that helps them balance family and work life.

The essential requirements for this role

You must: 

  • be admitted or be eligible for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW
  • be able to provide a current NSW Practising Certificate before you start work with us
  • be willing to do a Criminal Record Check and/or Working with Children Check
  • hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency (for ongoing vacancies) or a valid visa to work in Australia (for temporary vacancies)
  • Drivers Licence

The Family Law Division have a number of roles where it is a statutory obligation for staff to hold a valid Working With Children Check. You will be required to provide your Working With Children Check details prior to commencement in any role requiring the check. 

How to apply

You MUST submit your application online through our careers page. If you submit your application late or by email it will NOT be accepted. 

Your application must include:

  • your resume (no more than 5 pages)
  • cover letter (no more than 2 pages). In your cover letter, please address the two target questions below
    1. Describe your experience in conducting complex family law and care and protection litigation including the representation of children.
    2. Demonstrate your experience in managing and leading staff in a family law and care and protection practice.

Make sure your application is complete and you have answered all questions before you submit it.

Do you need help to apply?

It’s important to properly prepare before you apply for a role. Here is some other information to help you:

  • If you have questions about the role, you can contact the Hiring Manager – Maureen Power on (02) 9219 5128 or email: [email protected] using the subject line: Practice Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.
  • If you are an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are thinking about applying, you can contact the Aboriginal Services Branch to arrange a confidential conversation about any questions you may have.
  • The Role Description sets out the responsibilities of the role.
  • The focus capabilities and key accountabilities in the role description indicate what is expected at that level. Being familiar with these will help you understand what the panel will be looking for in the successful candidate. 

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