Deputy Director Human Resources – PSSE Band 1 – Term Employment up to June 2025

January 25, 2023
Application ends: September 11, 2023

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Job Description

Why you should join Legal Aid NSW!



About us

Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. Our legal services include legal advice, help at court and family dispute resolution. We can help people across NSW with most areas of criminal law, family law and every day civil law legal issues over the telephone, or at one of our 25 offices or two satellite offices.



Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Legal Aid NSW is committed to being a culturally safe and genuinely inclusive organisation and workplace for all people and communities that work with and interact with us, where people feel valued, welcomed, respected and heard.

We want people with diverse backgrounds to apply — including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, the LGBTQI+ community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.

We acknowledge, support and accommodate the diverse access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities. If you need a reasonable adjustment to participate in the recruitment process, or you’d like information about what we can do to help you, please contact our team at



About the role

Assist the Director, Human Resources (HR) to lead the development and management of the organisation’s people management strategies, initiative, programs, services and foster a culture that supports a sense of belonging and embraces diversity and inclusion.

The Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing the operational and transactional aspect of human resources.



About you

As the successful applicant you will be required to utilise your management skills to assist in leading projects to ensure the division meets the needs of the organisation. Your proven people management skills and experience in influencing and negotiating with stakeholders, leading, developing and implementing strategies will be the key to success in this role.

You will need to be highly motivated and able to work autonomously and collaboratively.

It is essential that the successful applicant has:

  • Demonstrated understanding and skills in providing the operational (payroll, advice, recruitment) needs of Human resources
  • Understanding of best practice and latest “people” trends and strategies in the workplace
  • Demonstrated high level management and leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to work across a range of different divisions/client bases

Please refer to the Role Description for further information



The essential requirements for this role

You must:

  • Have relevant tertiary qualifications, and /or demonstrated people management and high-level leadership experience
  • Have demonstrated experience in recruitment/talent acquisition and payroll (SAP preference)
  • Be willing to undertake a Criminal Record Check
  • Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency, or a valid visa to work in Australia



How to apply


Your application must include:

  • your resume (no more than 5 pages)
  • cover letter (no more than 2 pages). In your cover letter, please outline how your skills and experience are relevant to this role.

We may use this recruitment to create a Talent Pool for similar ongoing or temporary vacancies we have over the next 18 months.



Do you need help to apply?

It’s important to properly prepare before you apply for a role. Here is some other information to help you:

  • If you are an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are thinking about applying, you can contact the Aboriginal Services Branch to arrange a confidential conversation about any questions you may have.
  • The Role Description sets out the responsibilities of the role.
  • The focus capabilities and key accountabilities in the role description indicate what is expected at that level. Being familiar with these will help you understand what the panel will be looking for in the successful candidate.
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  • Total Remuneration Package range: $206,770 – $230,873 including superannuation and annual leave loading commensurate with experience.