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Legal Officer - Professional Services Team

New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association
  • Permanent Full-time
  • $124,242 - $158,774 per annum commensurate with experience
  • + Superannuation + 12 RDOs
  • + 5 weeks annual leave + Christmas shut down

The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) in association with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation New South Wales Branch (ANMF NSW Branch) seeks a Legal Officer to join our Professional Services Team on a permanent full-time basis.

In this role you will: 

  • Recruit members to the NSWNMA
  • Appear in the role of advocate on behalf of the NSWNMA and its members before the Coroner’s Court, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (“NMC”) and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”).
  • Provide legal advice to the members of the NSWNMA in relation to professional conduct, coronial proceedings and matters related to their registration
  • Assist the NSWNMA officers with legal advice on behalf of members, including disciplinary issues and professional conduct
  • Provide representation to members and/or brief counsel in matters before:
  • Coroners’ Court
  • NCAT
  • Professional Standards Committees
  • Conduct legal and professional seminars as required
  • Instruct legal counsel on behalf of the members from time to time
  • Provide legal advice as required to the Elected Officers
  • Actively participate as a member of the Professional Services team
  • Provide a quality legal service to our members
  • Improve own professional skills and knowledge relevant to the position 

To be considered for this role you require:

Essential criteria

  • Legal qualification and experience practising in law
  • Experience in advocacy and case management
  • A capacity to critically analyse and master a large volume of complex material
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of detailed submissions and report writing
  • A self-motivated person who is able to work independently as well as in a team and is able to meet deadlines and manage several issues simultaneously
  • Demonstrated public speaking experience and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A clear understanding and commitment to trade union principles
  • Knowledge of contemporary legal, nursing and health industry standards
  • Well-developed information technology skills with proven competence in the application of Microsoft Office suite
  • Commitment to trade union movement

Desirable criteria

  • Nursing or health industry professional qualification and experience 

How to apply

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