Executive Lawyer (Head of Practice)

$150,569 - $161,488 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 12 Jul, 2021
Full time Legal Services

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 02 August 2021
Classification: Legal 5
Salary: $150,569 - $161,488 plus 15.4% employer superannuation
Position No: 1202
Directorate: Legal Aid Commission
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 July 2021
Contact Officer: Dr John Boersig at hr@legalaidact.org.au or on (02) 6243 3426

Details: Legal Aid Commission (ACT) is seeking suitably qualified persons to fill the Head of Criminal Practice. The successful applicant will be required to work in a team of lawyers and support staff. The role requires you to conduct an effective legal aid service providing high volume and intensive case management to disadvantaged and vulnerable clients.

The Executive Lawyer, Legal 5, will be a member of the Commission’s leadership group and will be expected to implement the Commission’s strategic vision for service delivery. This position will have overall management responsibility for the Criminal Practice.

The position has key responsibility for the professional development and performance of staff. The Executive Lawyer may also be required to attend Commission board meetings and represent the Commission in government and non-government forums.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Eligibility to hold a restricted Practicing Certificate in the ACT is required.

How to Apply: Expressions of interest are sought from potential candidates and should include a supporting statement of no more than two pages outlining experience and/or ability in the above areas, contact details of at least two referees and a current curriculum vitae.

Job Closing Date

02 Aug, 2021