JR Administration and Office Manager

35 hour working week, Salary packaging benefits, Good location in Sydney CBD.

The ALS

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Limited (ALS) is a public company limited by guarantee and registered charity. It is primarily funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General's department and managed by an Aboriginal Board and governed by the ALS Company. The Company consists of thirty Aboriginal people from NSW and ACT and Company members are elected for three-year terms and represent their community.

The ALS is one of the largest Aboriginal legal practices delivering legal services to Aboriginal people in Australia. With over 200 staff, we provide information and referral, legal advice and court representation in criminal law, family law and care and protection law to Aboriginal men, women and children in 24 offices across urban, regional and remote NSW and ACT.

Just Reinvest NSW

Just Reinvest NSW is a coalition of organisations and individuals that have come together to address the significant over-representation of Aboriginal young people in custody through a Justice Reinvestment framework.

Justice Reinvestment is a place-based, data-driven approach to justice that builds stronger communities by redirecting money that would be spent on prisons into early intervention, crime prevention and diversion. 

In 2013, Just Reinvest NSW began a partnership with the Aboriginal community in Bourke to implement the first major justice reinvestment trial in Australia, the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project in Bourke.

Just Reinvest NSW works and collaborates across individual, community, service system and partnership levels. The data and research needs of Just Reinvest NSW will include the data and research across the domains of the legal system, health, psychosocial well-being, program design, co-design and sustainability and cultural competency with a focus on improving the well-being of Aboriginal young people, their families and the communities in which they live, work and thrive.

The Role

  • Providing secretariat support to the Executive Committee, Strategic Directions Committee and JRNSW team.

  • Providing administrative support in relation to IT, finance and accounts, membership, travel and HR.
  • Managing events.
  • Responding to public and community requests for information on Justice Reinvestment.
  • Assisting in preparing grant and funding applications.
  • Assisting in preparation of media and communications (Annual Report, website, newsletters, media releases, arranging media interviews, social media and website updates).

Your Skills and Expertise

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices in dealing with clients, their families, communities and staff.
  • Experience in providing administrative support
  • Flexibility and ability to manage varied and conflicting demands to agreed standards and timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office software - Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
  • Sound interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the effective implementation of Workplace Health & Safety and Ethical and Diversity practices in the workplace.

Applications for this position close midnight Friday, 13 December 2019.

Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply

25/11/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Administration & Office Support
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