Chief Executive Officer

March 22, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

  • Lead legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Tasmania
  • Promote the interests of communities at a national, state and local level
  • Hobart or Launceston | Attractive salary, packaging & relocation assistance

The Organisation

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service (TALS) provides legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living within Tasmania.  A committed advocate for justice, equality and human rights for their communities, TALS contributes to policy and law reform initiatives and aims to significantly reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tasmanians’ rate of negative contact with the justice system.

TALS specialises in criminal, civil, and family law and provides culturally safe, holistic and appropriate services that are inclusive and open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in Tasmania. TALS is funded under the National Legal Assistance Program.

The Role

You will continue to shape the future of TALS, leading the organisation’s growth and program expansion whilst driving strategy and operational management to ensure a high quality response to the legal and related needs of Tasmania’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

As the spokesperson for TALS you will effectively and confidently lead advocacy for justice, equality and legal rights including influencing policy development and law reform. Additionally, you’ll 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
  • Identifying and enhancing of community connection opportunities

Skills Required

You are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who inherently leads with a collaborative, positive and inclusive style.  You offer significant leadership, management and governance experience ideally developed in a career within community law and justice, 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 you bring the savvy to represent TALS confidently and credibly at a local, state and national level as well as navigate the external political landscape in a strong and resilient manner.
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tasmanians, please apply by forwarding your resume, together with a cover letter addressing the skills required above, to [email protected] quoting reference # 1045009. To discuss this opportunity please call Gemma Schade on 03 8080 8978

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.