Legal Officer - NSW Health Care Complaints Commission

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Closing On: Tuesday, 22nd October 2019
Category: Legal
Location: NSW
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:


  • Sydney CBD location
  • Ongoing and temporary (up to 6 months) roles
  • Package includes salary (from $107,541), plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
  • This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high performing legal team that has a positive culture and takes pride in delivering a high quality prosecution service that protects the people of NSW.

About The Hccc

The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) is an independent statutory body which acts to protect public health and safety by resolving, investigations and prosecuting complaints about health care. The Commission plays a central role in maintaining the integrity of the NSW health system and protecting the health and safety of individuals and the community across a diverse range of services.

About The Role

The Legal Officer role is responsible for the carriage of a varied and complex prosecution legal practice which would require the appearance as an advocate in appropriate matters and the ability to instruct Counsel. The role requires the ability to provide high quality legal and policy advice in an efficient manner.

To learn more about the position, please view the Role Description here.

The Essential Requirements Include

  • Australian lawyer eligible for a practising certificate in NSW
  • Experience managing a legal practice with competing timeframes (preferably in a prosecution area)
  • Advocacy experience
  • Knowledge, or the ability to acquire it, of relevant legislation concerning the delivery/provision of health services in NSW


The role requires a lawyer who is experienced in managing a varied and complex legal practice with competing timeframes. Skills as an advocate is highly desired. They will have highly developed communication skills, including the ability to write clear and high quality reports. They will be able to use their analytical abilities to solve problems and bring a collaborative and positive attitude to the team and the work.

How To Apply

  • Applicants are required to submit an online application. This will include:
  • Current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)
  • Cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience and addressing the two (2) targeted questions (maximum 2 pages)
  • Outline your legal experience with particular emphasis on your skills and experience in advocacy.
  • Describe a situation where you had to provide high quality legal advice in a high volume environment and include the skills you used to provide it.
  • The selection process will include a comparative assessment to assist in determining your suitability for the role. This will include a behavioural based interview and online testing.

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same work classification that may become available for filling over the next 12 months.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Background Verification Check which includes a National Police Check (Criminal History) and qualification check.

Closing Date: 22 October 2019

Additional Information

For any questions about the position, please contact Bree Chisholm, Director of Proceedings & Director, Legal Services, on Ph: (02) 9219 7545.

Recent applicants need not apply.

For any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HCCC HR on .

For more information about Employment at HCCC please follow this link:

The Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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