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Lawyer (REF : 2107)
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.  

Full Time 2 year fixed term contract (with possible extension)

Central Desert Native Title Services 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.   In this role, you will work in a multi-disciplinary team to provide native title claimants, Prescribed Bodies Corporate, the Principal Legal Officer 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 experience in native title and/or land rights;
  • be committed and outcome focused;
  • have excellent attention to detail;
  • have excellent facilitation and multi-tasking skills; and
  • have excellent written and inter-personal communication skills.
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.
  • Salary packaging.
  • 9.5% superannuation in addition to salary presented.
  • Long Service Leave available, pro rata after five years of continuous service.
  • Paid Christmas shutdown between Christmas and New Years that does not come out of your leave entitlements.
  • 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.
  For a detailed Duty Statement for this position please click here.   To apply please submit your responses to the selection criteria, with your CV in PDF format before 10am, Monday 3 May 2021.   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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