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    South Australian Native Title Services assist Aboriginal people in South Australia to gain recognition and to protect their native title rights and interests. They deliver a range of services to Aboriginal Nations to achieve their social, cultural and economic aspirations. SANTS is an independent not for profit company.

    Randstad are working exclusively with SA Native Title Services to recruit two Legal Officers. The successful applicants will join a highly skilled legal team. The team is accountable for ensuring the provision of legal services and advice to assigned native title claim groups and SANTS.

    Your key objectives will be to:

    • Provide legal and high level strategic advice to native title claim groups and native title holders.
    • Contribute to the Native Title Services team as a Lawyer.
    • Work with other members of the legal team to ensure an effective service provision to internal and external clients.
    • Provide assistance and support in working with native title claimants and holders, Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs), other Aboriginal Corporations and other staff within SANTS with high level advice and representation in relation to Native Title and related matters.

    Reporting to the Principal Legal Officer, your key accountabilities will include:

    • Provide legal and strategic advice to, native title holders, native title claimants and PBCs on native title and related matters.
    • Contribute legal and strategic advice to SANTS.
    • Manage the progress of assigned native title claims, including: management of Federal Court proceedings, mediation, future acts, ILUA and other negotiations.
    • Liaise with native title claimant groups and with relevant bodies, respondent parties and other relevant stakeholders concerning native title and related issues.
    • Negotiate agreements relating to various future act matters including exploration and mining on behalf of native title claimants and holders.
    • Prepare legal documents in relation to assigned native title proceedings, including applications for native title, consent determination negotiations, witness statements and other Court or mediation documents.
    • Represent native title claimants and holders in Federal Court proceedings, National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) mediations, South Australian Native Title Resolution negotiations and other related negotiations.

    What you will need to succeed:

    • Required to be admitted as a Solicitor in South Australia.
    • Eligibility to apply for a South Australian practicing certificate.
    • Demonstrated Skills, Knowledge and Experience in the legal field.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures, and the issues affecting these cultures in Australian society.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of the principles of dispute resolution and mediation.
    • SA Drivers License and 4WD training.
    • High level communication skills including the ability to provide clear, concise and comprehensive advice both verbally and in writing, and to negotiate effectively at a senior level, both within and external to the public sector.

    Additional requirements:

    Role 1 – should have at least 1 to 2 years post admission experience

    Role 2 – should have been practicing for at least 5 years and have a background in business and commercial law

    What you will get in return:

    Excellent salary and benefits packages (includes superannuation), flexible working conditions, training and development opportunities, good work/life balance which is reflected in our family friendly policy, different types of leave, including: Compassionate Leave, Parental Leave, Jury Service and Community Service Leave, Additional Leave Relating to Chronic or Serious Illness, Paid Special Leave, Long Service Leave, Study Leave and Volunteer Leave.

    Next steps

    Randstad is exclusively managing candidate applications for this position, for more information please contact Randstad Miya Kobayashi on 0407 258 842 or email miya.kobayashi@randstad.com.au.

    At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.

    South Australian Native Title Services assist Aboriginal people in South Australia to gain recognition and to protect their native title rights and interests. They deliver a range of services to Aboriginal Nations to achieve their social, cultural and economic aspirations. SANTS is an independent not for profit company.

    Randstad are working exclusively with SA Native Title Services to recruit two Legal Officers. The successful applicants will join a highly skilled legal team. The team is accountable for ensuring the provision of legal services and advice to assigned native title claim groups and SANTS.

    Your key objectives will be to:

    • Provide legal and high level strategic advice to native title claim groups and native title holders.
    • Contribute to the Native Title Services team as a Lawyer.
    • Work with other members of the legal team to ensure an effective service provision to internal and external clients.
    • Provide assistance and support in working with native title claimants and holders, Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs), other Aboriginal Corporations and other staff within SANTS with high level advice and representation in relation to Native Title and related matters.

    Reporting to the Principal Legal Officer, your key accountabilities will include:

    • Provide legal and strategic advice to, native title holders, native title claimants and PBCs on native title and related matters.
    • Contribute legal and strategic advice to SANTS.
    • Manage the progress of assigned native title claims, including: management of Federal Court proceedings, mediation, future acts, ILUA and other negotiations.
    • Liaise with native title claimant groups and with relevant bodies, respondent parties and other relevant stakeholders concerning native title and related issues.
    • Negotiate agreements relating to various future act matters including exploration and mining on behalf of native title claimants and holders.
    • Prepare legal documents in relation to assigned native title proceedings, including applications for native title, consent determination negotiations, witness statements and other Court or mediation documents.
    • Represent native title claimants and holders in Federal Court proceedings, National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) mediations, South Australian Native Title Resolution negotiations and other related negotiations.

    What you will need to succeed:

    • Required to be admitted as a Solicitor in South Australia.
    • Eligibility to apply for a South Australian practicing certificate.
    • Demonstrated Skills, Knowledge and Experience in the legal field.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures, and the issues affecting these cultures in Australian society.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of the principles of dispute resolution and mediation.
    • SA Drivers License and 4WD training.
    • High level communication skills including the ability to provide clear, concise and comprehensive advice both verbally and in writing, and to negotiate effectively at a senior level, both within and external to the public sector.

    Additional requirements:

    Role 1 – should have at least 1 to 2 years post admission experience

    Role 2 – should have been practicing for at least 5 years and have a background in business and commercial law

    What you will get in return:

    Excellent salary and benefits packages (includes superannuation), flexible working conditions, training and development opportunities, good work/life balance which is reflected in our family friendly policy, different types of leave, including: Compassionate Leave, Parental Leave, Jury Service and Community Service Leave, Additional Leave Relating to Chronic or Serious Illness, Paid Special Leave, Long Service Leave, Study Leave and Volunteer Leave.

    Next steps

    Randstad is exclusively managing candidate applications for this position, for more information please contact Randstad Miya Kobayashi on 0407 258 842 or email miya.kobayashi@randstad.com.au.

    At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.