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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service (TALS)

Location : Hobart, TAS Regional

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Legal, Management, Operations Management, Other

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Indigenous, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Lead and advocate legal services for Aboriginal people who live in Tasmania
  • Promote the interests of communities at a national, state and local level
  • Hobart or Launceston based, full or part time, relocation assistance available
The Organisation

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service (TALS) was established in 2020, marking the return of ownership of Tasmanian Aboriginal legal services to communities and the state. TALS is funded under the National Legal Assistance Program.
TALS services include criminal, civil, and family law, providing culturally safe, holistic and appropriate services that are inclusive and open to all Aboriginal Tasmanians. TALS also advocates for justice, equality and human rights.

The Role
You will help shape TALS’ future, leading the service through its transition to a stand-alone communities-controlled organisation. You will be integral in driving the strategy and the operational management ensuring a high quality response to the legal and related needs of Tasmania’s Aboriginal communities.
You will also lead the advocacy for justice, equality and legal rights including influencing policy development and law reform and you will be responsible for the:

  • Inspirational and confident leadership of the organisation
  • Development and nurturing of government and non-government sector relationships
  • Compliance, funding and associated reporting requirements
  • Best practice governance and risk management

Skills Required
TALS considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position and it is therefore only available to people that identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
You have significant leadership, management and governance experience ideally developed in a career within community law, advocacy, campaigning, politics, and/or human services with a specialty in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander services.
Your previous experience will have given you a good understanding of the sector’s challenges and the ability to connect with and promote the interests of communities at a national, state and local level.  A track record in reporting to a board, organisational development, capacity building, strategy delivery, managing funded service models and developing partnerships and stakeholder relationships will be key to your success.

If you are inspired by the opportunity to lead an organisation that provides and advocates for justice, equality and the legal rights of all Aboriginal Tasmanians, please click apply and forward your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required section above.  Alternatively, please call Louise Furlong on 02 8243 0570 if you have any specific questions.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service (TALS)

How to apply

Please quote in application: Chief Executive Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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