About the role
The Community Legal Centres NSW First Nations Cadetship Program is a new program designed to increase access to justice for Aboriginal community members, offer experience for First Nations students, and help address the underrepresentation of First Nations peoples in the legal profession. Read more about the First Nations Cadetship Program.
The First Nations Cadetship Administrator’s primary role is to oversee the implementation of the new Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) First Nations Cadetship Program, which will run in selected community legal centres in NSW. Four cadets will be selected to participate in the program.
The First Nations Cadetship Administrator will:
- Administer the program: a few key responsibilities include managing recruitment of cadets, organising collaborative meetings, coordinating support for cadets, and documenting and reporting on the program.
- Lead the implementation of the First Nations Cadetship Program.
- Support participating community legal centres to meet their obligations under the cadetship funding agreement.
- Support First Nations cadets enter and exit the cadetship and to obtain the resources they are entitled to under the cadetship.
- Assist cadets if they experience any workplace issues and respond to cadets' concerns.
About you - selection criteria
Ideally you will have:
- A demonstrated capacity to understand and relate well to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Experience working in a community or government organisation, or experience supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members to access services.
- A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
- A grasp of the barriers that First Nations law students might experience within the legal profession.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to listen carefully and communicate effectively.
- High-level organisational skills and a strong attention to detail.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Mac computers and Zoom Conferencing.
Community Legal Centres NSW is the peak body of the 40 community legal centres in NSW. Community legal centres are independent non-government organisations that provide free legal services to people and communities, at time when that help is needed most – particularly to people facing economic hardship and discrimination.
Community legal centres provide a safety net to prevent people's legal problems from escalating. Without early legal advice, families can break down and health problems can escalate; people can be unnecessarily evicted and can lose their jobs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: First Nations Cadetship Administrator - Identified position enquiry if you wish to discuss the role.