POOL - Solicitor SC Level 3 / 4 - Family Law Division
This pool recruitment process will be used to fill permanent, fixed term, full time and part time vacancies that may arise over a period of 12 months from the date of finalisation of the recruitment process.
About the role
Family Law Division seeks candidates interested in applying for a Specified Calling Level 3 /4 Solicitor position.
The successful candidate will manage complex family law enquiries and file work and negotiate with private practitioners on matters involving factual and legal difficulty.
You will have considerable post admission family law experience including in the FCWA, Magistrates Court & Children’s Court jurisdictions, with strong knowledge of family law, protection & care and family violence. Your experience will also include attendances at mediations with demonstrated litigation and advocacy experience.
The ideal candidate will work autonomously and cooperatively in a team environment with minimal supervision. You will also have strong analytical and written communication skills including legal drafting.
About us and what we can offer you
Legal Aid WA is an independent statutory authority funded by the State Government and Commonwealth Government. We provide services to over 100, 000 clients each year in the areas of criminal, family and civil law across Western Australia.
Legal Aid WA is a provider of customer centred services and fosters a culture of inclusion. We appreciate differing viewpoints and cultural diversity. We value all perspectives as we strive for excellent customer service through process improvements and innovations.
We offer a strong team working environment and a range of benefits in line with business requirements, which may include professional development opportunities, flexible working and leave arrangements along with a range of health and wellbeing initiatives.
Please visit www.legalaid.wa.gov.au to find out more about us.
The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides an overview of the solicitor role, along with the selection criteria against which you will be assessed throughout the selection process. Alignment with Legal Aid’s values will also be considered in the panel’s assessment of candidates. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the role prior to applying.
How to Apply
Applications are to be lodged online. In addition to the questions being asked in the online application, you should also submit:
- A comprehensive CV (max. five pages) that showcases your talents and key achievements relevant to the role: and
- Covering letter (max. 3 pages) outlining your relevant experience and demonstrating your ability to meet the job requirements, focusing mainly on the criteria highlighted in the relevant JDF (refer to attachments). Tip – written communication skills will also be assessed at the application stage so be sensible with font and margin sizes.
Qualifications and minimum experience required for the role will also be assessed by the panel at the application stage.
Click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page to submit your application.
APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED VIA www.jobs.wa.gov.au
Please allow enough time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
Failure to submit the required information may result in the selection panel being unable to fully assess your application.
If you experience any difficulties in applying online, or do not have access to the internet, please contact Regina Tatchley on (08) 9261 6496 and quote recruitment ID LA21352.
Download the documents attached for more information about how to apply for a job with Legal Aid.
If, after reading the documents, you have additional questions please contact Colleen Brown, Director Family Law Division on ext:6371 or by email to Colleen.Brown@legalaid.wa.gov.au
Appointment to all positions at Legal Aid WA are subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History Check, integrity and conflict checks, and 100-point identification check.
Legal Aid WA is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our organisation.
As this is a pool, vacancies will be offered on a full-time or part-time, permanent or fixed-term basis.
The selection process may also used to fill other similar vacancies throughout our organisation that arise within the time of the pool.
It is important to note that appointment to the pool is not a guarantee that you will be offered a term of employment.
- guidelines for job applicants.pdf
- solicitor sc 3_ 4 external pool.pdf
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