Director Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
- Lead high quality legal aid services
- Drive innovative practice management
- Hobart location
The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania is seeking a strategic legal practitioner to lead the organisation’s commitment to an effective, efficient and accessible justice system. The Commission achieves these outcomes through the granting of legal aid to both the private legal profession and the inhouse practice to represent clients.
Reporting to the Chair, the Director is accountable and responsible to the Commission to ensure the effective management of the organisation’s functions, programs and business streams. The Director will be required to work effectively as a member of a statutory authority, while working with the members of the Commission and representing the Commission to government, Ministers, other Legal Aid Commissions, the media and the public.
The successful candidate will have excellent leadership and general management capability and a track record in change and innovation. With a demonstrated commitment to the ethos of access to justice, the ideal candidate will present with highly developed communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Sound judgement and the capacity to deal with pressure and ambiguity in complex situations are necessary. This appointment requires the Director to be a barrister or legal practitioner. The Director is appointed in accordance with the State Services Act 2000 and has a reporting relationship with the Deputy Secretary, Administration of Justice, of the Department of Justice.
The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania commenced operation in 1991 and is the largest government funded legal assistance service in Tasmania. The service provides legal advice, representation, family dispute resolution services and legal education to the Tasmanian community.
With a focus on economically and socially disadvantaged Tasmanians, the Commission provides information via their website and community education sessions in addition to the provision of early intervention services via a telephone advice line and face-to-face representation and meetings. The Commission is governed by a Board and are funded by Federal and State governments.
For more information visit: www.legalaid.tas.gov.au
To apply – please click ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference DJTdla1118, Provide your CV with two referees and a one page summary outlining your suitability for the job, addressing it to David Baber of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.