Principal Solicitor

Location: Sydney
Discipline: Social and Community Care
Salary: $150000 to $168000
Contact name: Aine Leonard

Contact email:
Job ref: 33856
Published: 14 days ago
On Offer:
  • Paying up to $168,000 + super + packaging
  • The opportunity to work with an organisation that is dedicated to protecting the rights and furthering the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional growth
  • Access to confidential counselling services for both you and your family
  • Extra paid time off up to 6 days annually
  • Flexible options for work hours and location

The role:

Join our client in a pivotal role where you can drive significant change and impact. As the Principal Solicitor, you'll lead our engagement in Closing the Gap initiatives and foster essential community partnerships. By maintaining key relationships with government bodies, justice sectors, and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs), you'll play a senior leadership role, contributing to the strengthening of the Aboriginal community-controlled sector.
Your duties will include leading community partnerships, representing the client in relevant forums, and providing leadership support to the team. You'll be part of a movement dedicated to social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families, and communities. The client offers a supportive environment where diversity is celebrated, and professional growth is encouraged.

Essential Criteria:
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Legal qualifications and a NSW Practicing Certificate with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in criminal, care & protection, and/or family law, including family violence prevention, impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Familiarity with the Aboriginal community-controlled sector and understanding of NSW Closing the Gap agreements, governance structures, and processes
  • Availability for travel to regional, metropolitan, and interstate locations
  • Previous experience in the Aboriginal community-controlled sector preferred
  • Compliance with police check, working with children check, and current COVID-19 vaccination requirements
For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Aine on 0415784900 or send your resume to: