Expressions of Interest: Legal Aid Commission Board

06 May 2022

The Attorney-General of the ACT, Shane Rattenbury MLA, invites expressions of interest (EOI) from eligible and suitably qualified people for appointment as a Commissioner of the Board of the Legal Aid Commission (ACT).

The Board is established under section 14 of the Legal Aid Act 1977. The Board’s functions are to determine the policies, priorities and strategies of the Commission for the provision of legal assistance, and to ensure the Commission’s affairs are managed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1977.

The Attorney-General is seeking to appoint:

  • one appointment as Commissioner (Financial Management) who has expertise in financial management; and
  • one appointment as Commissioner (Specialist Assistance) who has qualifications, training or experience to give special assistance to the Commission in the exercise of its function.

Expressions of interests (EOI) are sought from all areas of the legal and business community, including the private, government and community sectors. Women, people with disabilities and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Information about the selection criteria and position description can be found here. Remuneration, allowances and entitlements are set by the ACT Remuneration Tribunal. The current determination for Commissioners of the Board can be found here. 

Written EOIs addressing the selection criteria, a current curriculum vita and the personal particulars form should be emailed to JoanneC.Chen@act.gov.au.

General inquiries should be directed to Joanne Chen, Access to Justice, Justice and Community Safety Directorate, by email to JoanneC.Chen@act.gov.au or on (02) 6207 0408.

EOI close on Friday 20 May 2022.  Late applications may be accepted at the selection panel’s discretion.