Information For Employers
Interested in reaching out to bright and promising law students? Firms are welcome to send in job listings for us to advertise to our members on this page.
Please provide the following information to our Vice-President (Careers), Melanie Najdovski at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Opportunities”.
- Title/position name
- Start date
- Type of Job Legal/Non-legal/Volunteer
- Duration/Employment Type (casual, part-time, full time, 6-month internship etc.)
- Rate of pay
- Date applications close
- Contact details, a URL/web address can be added for further information
VOLUNTEER INTAKE OFFICER, PRO BONO PROGRAM AT CANCER COUNCIL NSW
Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program is offering volunteer opportunities for students or graduates of law, finance, social work or other related degrees commencing in November 2022.
Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program provides people affected by cancer with access to free legal, financial, workplace and small business advice if they cannot afford to pay for it. Our national program assists disadvantaged clients with issues arising from a cancer diagnosis to access a range of professional services that they otherwise would not have been able to afford. Volunteer Intake Officers are responsible for contacting clients over the phone to explain how the service works, conduct a means test and unpack their legal, financial, workplace or small business needs. Volunteer Intake Officers are offered the opportunity to develop a range of skills including client interviewing, research, fact investigation and analysis and drafting and gain exposure to a range of legal, financial and workplace issues faced by people affected by cancer.
Start date: Week commencing 14 November 2022
Applications close: Sunday 16 October 2022
Find out more and apply here: https://cancercouncil.org.au/Volunteers/JP0000037039/
Associate to the Chair of the Disability Royal Commission
As part of a small team the Associate will undertake a wide variety of duties including:
- Conducting legal research, drafting and editing of reports and other Commission documents;
- Assisting the Chair and Senior Associate in preparing for hearings of the Royal Commission.
- Assisting the Senior Associate to the Chair to provide administrative support, including:
- Secretariat support for monthly Commissioners’ meetings;
- Coordination of meetings with internal and external stakeholders;
- Preparation of meeting and public hearing materials.
- Reviewing material sent to the Chair by the various Branches of the Royal Commission.
- Other duties as directed by the Chair and Senior Associate.
- Some local and interstate travel may be required
- Experience in conducting legal research and writing.
- Demonstrated high level skills in legal research, including familiarity with legal databases.
- Capacity to edit material with meticulous attention to detail and detection of error.
- Ability to apply legal principles and present the results of legal research clearly and cogently.
- A high level of integrity and discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Highly organised and strong ability to prioritise work.
- Ability to work as part of a small team, sometimes under pressures of time.
- Ability to understand the role and functions of the Royal Commission.
- Tertiary qualifications in law required (minimum distinction average or equivalent).
- The ability to uphold and model the APS Values, Code of Conduct and Attorney-General’s Department Performance Expectations.
The following attributes are desirable:
- Experience in legal practice
- Experience in, or knowledge of issues relevant to the terms of reference of the Royal Commission
Applicants will need to provide:
- A cover letter, including a statement explaining their experience of high standard legal research and writing (maximum length of one A4 page).
- Copies of academic transcripts
The following is essential:
- Final year students with minimum distinction average
- Australian Citizen
Start date: Within 4 weeks of acceptance of role (pending security clearance processes)
Type of Job: Legal
Until July 2023 – with potential to extend – Full-time, Non-ongoing position with Attorney-General’s Department
Rate of pay: Salary range $77,762 – $98,646 (depending on experience)
Application close: 7 October 2022
Investigation Officer (7/8)
The Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) is seeking motivated and resilient Investigation Officers (Clerk Grade 7/8) to join our Reportable Conduct Directorate on an ongoing basis. The Reportable Conduct Scheme plays a key role in keeping kids safe in NSW and we have recently received an injection of funds to expand our high-performing team. We have multiple ongoing roles available.
About the role
In this role you will oversight investigations by organisations that come under the Reportable Conduct Scheme and their actions in preventing and responding to reportable allegations; handle enquiries, notifications and complaints; deliver education/training activities; and participate in the broad range of other activities associated with the reportable conduct function.
For further details on the role, please view the Role Description.
To be successful in the role you will have the ability to:
- Provide advice, guidance and training to organisations that come under the Reportable Conduct Scheme on best practice in preventing and responding to reportable allegations.
- Oversight the way these organisations respond to reportable allegations, including risk assessment, risk management and investigation.
- Manage a caseload of notifications and complaints, evaluating the public interest in recommending or determining the action to be taken.
- Handle enquiries from organisations and make formal inquiries independently or under the guidance or supervision of senior officers.
- In oversighting and monitoring the investigations and systems of these organisations, promote the appropriate balance between a child’s right to a safe environment and an employee’s right to a proper and fair process.
- Provide timely advice to the Director and other staff on trends, systemic issues, individuals of concern, deficient investigations by organisations as well as assess and analyse information holdings and other relevant matters.
- Contribute to portfolio management and other activities connected to the reportable conduct functions as needed.
Why the OCG?
The OCG creates safer places for children in NSW by regulating and monitoring organisations and individuals that provide services to children. We are a trusted authority on quality in child safe practices, in out-of-home care, and worker screening and safety. We have a dynamic and committed workforce, and a culture that encourages and promotes innovation and strives for continuous improvement.
We offer a positive working environment with dedicated professionals working across a range of regulatory functions to create safe places for children. Attractive employment conditions include a competitive remuneration package, health and safety initiatives including Fitness Passport, flexible working conditions and leave loading.
More information about us is available on our website.
Our commitment to Diversity
We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.
The OCG encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
If you require an adjustment in the recruitment process, please contact the OCG People and Culture team on (02) 8219 3661 or OCG.HR@ocg.nsw.gov.au and advise of your preferred method of communication.
How to apply
To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter which also addresses the two targeted questions below and your resume in either Word or PDF format.
We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description, so please develop your response with this in mind.
Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Service please click here.
- Describe a time when you have had to manage a high-volume workload with competing priorities. What considerations did you make when prioritising tasks, what challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?
- Outline an example of when your manager’s evaluation of your performance indicated that your work did not meet their expectations. What was your key learning and how did you act on it?
A Recruitment Pool may be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if and as they arise.
The successful applicant will need a current NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance as a condition of employment. For more information, visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.
Start date: Late September 2022
Type of Job Legal/Non-legal/Volunteer: Non-legal
Duration/Employment Type: Ongoing
Rate of pay: $99431 – $110064 p.a. + plus super
Closing date: Advertisement closes 9.59am 11 July 2022
For further information, please contact Megan Jones, Manager Operations, Reportable Conduct on 8219 3898 or Megan.Jones@ocg.nsw.gov.au.