Organisation Name Western NSW Community Legal Centre
Location Dubbo, NSW
Date Posted November 20, 2017
Job Type Full-time
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 33994
Residency You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.


  • Newly created role to provide strategic direction and drive organisational development
  • Strengthen funding and make a difference to vulnerable people
  • Lead a multidisciplinary team, based in Dubbo NSW


The Organisation

Western NSW Community Legal Centre (WNSWCLC) is a not for profit non-government organisation providing free, accessible, high quality legal and non-legal holistic services for disadvantaged people across the Orana and Western regions of the state. WNSWCLC also provides a dedicated domestic violence legal and casework service to female victims of family and domestic violence.

WNSWCLC promotes access to justice:

  • For people within its region who are disadvantaged by their social, cultural and economic circumstances
  • By conducting law reform and community legal education


The Role

This is a pivotal leadership role representing WNSWCLC and directing the work of the organisation to fulfil its goals during a period of significant growth and change.

Reporting to the Management Committee, you will provide leadership, management and oversight across a range of new and existing collaborations and projects including community development and education, integrated services, community stakeholder partnerships and funder relationships.

You will evaluate WNSWCLC’s current strategy and policy framework and deliver improvements and new initiatives together with:

  • Overall financial and organisational management of the Centre
  • Ensuring optimum service delivery across all programs
  • Identifying opportunities for and securing ongoing funding
  • Managing communications, raising awareness and promoting WNSWCLC to strengthen its profile in the community
    and the sector
  • Managing key stakeholder relationships
  • Compliance with all legal practice and community legal centre membership and accreditation requirements



  • Flexible, supportive and collaborative workplace
  • Attractive salary package and benefits including additional paid leave over Christmas
  • Assistance with relocation if required


Skills Required

You are forward thinking and strategic with an understanding of legal practices and legal systems and you can demonstrate:

  • A strong commitment to social justice
  • Experience identifying organisational and/or sector development needs and opportunities, and devising and driving strategies to address these needs
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with government, funding bodies and other key stakeholders
  • Proven success sourcing and securing funding
  • Experience with the development and implementation of policies, standards and accreditation
  • Proven ability to manage people and performance
  • Understanding of the issues affecting people experiencing economic, social, cultural and geographic disadvantage

If you would like to lead the organisational management of a progressive and growing community legal centre providing vital services to Western NSW’s most vulnerable people, please click apply, forwarding your application in MS Word format including your resume, a covering letter and responses to the skills required, quoting reference #33994. For more information, please call Louise Furlong on 02 8243 0570. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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