Paralegal (Aboriginal)

Tenants' Union of NSW

Applications Closing: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 17:00

This role is offered in partnership with Ngalaya Indigenous Corporation, the peak body for First Nations lawyers and law students in New South Wales. Ngalaya will offer ongoing support and mentorship opportunities to the Aboriginal Paralegal, and involve them in Ngalaya projects. The level and style of support can be negotiated with the Aboriginal Paralegal to be responsive to their ongoing career, academic and cultural needs and development. This position will make a critical difference to housing outcomes for Aboriginal renters in NSW.

A part-time Paralegal (Aboriginal) is required to join the legal practice of the Centre working in the area of housing issues of Aboriginal clients. The successful candidate will support the work of the solicitor assisting Aboriginal clients by liaising with clients and witnesses, undertaking legal research, drafting documents, filing and serving documents, managing files and giving other administrative support.

You will be part of a supportive team of lawyers and a network of Aboriginal advocates. Our office is located in Surry Hills, Sydney, close to Central train station. You will also be expected to travel within New South Wales from time to time.

Salary range $77,577 - $81,629 (pro rata) per annum plus salary packaging and generous conditions. 

Category: Administration & Support, Legal
Field: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Housing & Homelessness, Legal
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Inner West Sydney
About us

The Tenants Union works towards a society in which people in NSW can access safe, secure and affordable rental housing.  We are a Community Legal Centre specialising in housing law and the peak organisation for tenants in NSW. We use a strategic mix of legal action, education, policy solutions and advocacy to make a difference in the lives of people who rent. In undertaking our work, we help people and communities understand their rights and take action to defend their rights and the rights of others.

Position details
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Contact details
Contact Name: Grant Arbuthnot
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 8117 3704
How to apply

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Applications must address the selection criteria and attach a resume.

Please email your application to

Date posted: 11 October 2019

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