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Central Desert Native Title Services Limited
  • 12 Month Fixed Term, Full Time.
  • Level 4 - Level 5: $78,266 - $100,462 (plus superannuation).

Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply. We are seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the needs of our clients and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. This is authorised under section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd (Central Desert) is committed to achieving the best native title outcomes for the Traditional Owners of the Central Desert region of Western Australia. We assist our clients to use their traditional lands to fulfil their highest social, cultural and economic aspirations.

We are seeking applications for the role of Lawyer to join our team on a 12 month, fixed term contract (with possible extension, subject to funding).

In this role, you will work in a multi-disciplinary team to provide native title claimants, Prescribed Bodies Corporate, the Principal Lawyer and other team members within the organisation, with advice and representation in relation to cutting edge native title, mining, land tenure and related matters.

The successful person will HAVE:

  1. Appropriate legal qualifications.
  2. Experience or a keen interest in native title law and related areas such property, corporate, trusts and/or resources law.
  3. Aptitude in relating to and to receiving instructions from Aboriginal People.
  4. Proven ability to prepare complex work with excellent attention to detail.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  6. A willingness to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  7. High-level time management and organisational skills.
  8. Competence in the use of computers and word processing packages.
  9. A willingness and ability to travel to remote locations.
  10. A current manual driver’s licence.

The successful person will be based in our East Perth office and be willing and able to travel regularly to remote desert locations.

If you are interested in an opportunity to work within the not-for-profit sector, in a rewarding, fast paced, value driven organisation, then this job could be for you!

In addition to a rewarding and dynamic position, Central Desert can offer benefits such as:

  • Flexible and supportive work environment.
  • Generous salary packaging options.
  • Superannuation in addition to salary presented.
  • Long service leave available pro rata after five years of continuous service.
  • Paid office-wide shutdown between Christmas and New Years in addition to existing leave entitlements.
  • Additional paid parental leave available after 12 months of service.
  • Free onsite parking, as well as being in close proximity to public transport.
  • Supported and endorsed social events.

please contact hr@centraldesert.org.au using the subject line: Lawyer enquiry via EthicalJobs for a detailed duty statement.

Before an offer of employment can be made, Central Desert requires a National Police Clearance, not older than 6 months, a certificate of practice (law) and evidence of an unrestricted driver’s license.

Please note: you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes and contact from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

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