When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
The Public Trustee is seeking motivated, customer-focused lawyers who are looking for an opportunity to be part of a team responsible for the provision of legal services on a range of routine and moderately complex legal matters in one or more the following areas:
- Providing legal advice and conducting litigation in respect of the administration of deceased estates, trusts and estates of incapable persons (including providing legal advice and conducting litigation regarding claims alleging child sexual abuse).
- Providing legal advice on conveyancing and probate matters and preparing conveyancing and probate documents;
- Advising the Public Trustee on corporate matters; and
- Drafting of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
- A current comprehensive CV including the names of two (2) referees.
- A statement (Maximum three (3) pages) outlining your reasons in joining the Public Trustee and the skills, knowledge and experience that make you a good fit to perform the required work in the context of the work-related requirements found in the Job Description Form.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term full-time and part-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Yasmin Salleh, Senior Legal Officer on 9222 6789 for a confidential discussion.