Positions Vacant

Traineeship – Certificate III Business Administration (Legal)



GENERAL – requirements of the position

  • Good communication and social skills
  • Good operational knowledge of computers and other office equipment
  • An understanding of the philosophy, purpose, objectives and values of the Service
  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a small team
  • Be able to prioritise tasks


  • Frontline client service support either face to face or by telephone.
  • General administrative assistance.
  • Acquire a good understanding of the areas of law practiced within our Service to enable appropriate provision of appointments or referrals.
  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft office applications, Outlook Calendar, and email using both Outlook and Gmail.
  • Accurate and timely filing.
  • Data entry.
  • Assist Principal Solicitor and other staff as requested.
  • Participate in staff meetings and any appropriate staff development workshops.



  1. Confidence and experience using telephones.
  2. Ability to work as a member of a team, take direction by supervisors and maintain confidentiality.
  3. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Experience and skills in a range of computer systems/programs including Microsoft Word.
  5. Organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, prioritise and manage competing priorities.
  6. Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent.
  7. Willingness to undertake and complete Certificate III Business Administration (Legal), through online study.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to forward a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a current resume, addressed to the Selection Committee and marked confidential, by email, post or in person.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

Phone: 6772 8100 or 1800 687 687

Email: office@nnwcls.org.au

Post: Po Box 857 Armidale NSW 2350

Address: 215 Beardy Street Armidale NSW 2350

Web: www.nnwcls.org.au

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 29th September 2023.


Volunteer Law Student


  • Genuine interest in increasing people’s access to the legal system
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Ability to volunteer, once per week, for at least 6 months
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Demonstrated interest in legal issues affecting communities served by NNWCLS

If you are interested, please complete a volunteer application form, found below.

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