Title: Assistant Director PLT ID:
Department: COL Queensland Band: 6
Reporting To: Executive Director COL Queensland Version 1.0
The College of Law
The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers. We deliver innovative, practice-focused legal education and training to enhance the careers of practising professionals across Australasia and its region.
We are unique in having locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland and Wellington, as well as providing onsite training in key regional centres. The College as a whole has over 60,000 graduates and more than 400 staff with all teaching staff having extensive practising experience.
Graduates of all law schools in Australia and New Zealand come to The College to undertake a comprehensive program of practical legal training, leading to admission into the profession. The College is the largest provider in both countries.
For legal practitioners, we provide a large suite of continuing legal education programs, both face-to-face and online, across a range of practice and skill areas.
The College offers fully-accredited postgraduate degree programs in applied law. As a Self-Accrediting Authority (SAA) the College is acknowledged as achieving the academic standards, governance and quality equivalent to that of a university. The Applied Law programs, including the LLM (Applied Law), are differentiated by their focus on the practice of law. They enable students to develop existing practice specialisations or move into new areas of practice. They are conducted primarily online in order to meet the needs of busy practitioners.
Overview of Department
The College of Law Queensland (COLQ) is the College's local delivery arm for providing legal education services in Queensland and is the leading provider of Practical Legal Training (PLT) in Queensland.
The College delivers innovative and flexible practical training programs to prepare law graduates for legal practice in addition to offering a growing number of programs for legal practice.
Purpose of position
The Assistant Director PLT QLD is responsible, through the Executive Director PLT Q, for ensuring the successful delivery of the College's Practical Legal Training (PLT) Program offered by COL QLD.
Course and curriculum management
Plan, timetable and resource QLDs PLT program in consultation with the Executive Director
Ensure the efficient delivery (including moderation & evaluation) of all courses and modes within QLD PLT program, including CEM courses
Ensure compliance with the policies and standards determined by the Academic Board
Teach, as required, in both the online, onsite and cooperative course components of QLD’s PLT program
Implement and manage an efficient process for monitoring changes and developments in the law and practice in Queensland and inform CDD for updating of course materials
In liaison with the Director Academic Policy and Quality (DAPQ), ensure the maintenance of standards in regard to course content, teaching and materials and compliance with all requirements of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and of the Legal Practitioners Admission Board (LPAB)
Active participation in the academic committees of the College as required
Assist the Executive Director with recruitment of academic staff as required
Provide training & mentoring for academic staff
Assist with oversight of the professional development of academic staff, as appropriate
Provide input on performance of academic staff in accordance with College performance management processes
Assist the Executive Director with management of academic workload
Responsibility for student welfare in the context of QLD’s PLT Program, including addressing any special needs as appropriate
Responsibility for the investigation, management and reporting of academic conduct matters in accordance with College policy and the provisions of the PLT Program Manual
Supporting and developing ongoing College relationship with alumni of QLD PLT program
Maintenance of a sound relationship with all stakeholders including:
The Legal Practitioners Admissions Board;
The Queensland Law Society;
Law firms and other employers and law firms with which the College has cooperative arrangements
Queensland Bar Association
Queensland’s university law schools and law student associations
Cooperative course management
Oversight of Cooperative course teaching and administration
Develop and manage course curriculum
Evaluate, review and update course as required
Exercise academic leadership locally and/or across the College group, including as required
Model and foster best practice in teaching and professional development
Take responsibility for the development and implementation of an area of speciality within the teaching of a College program
Train and mentor lecturing staff including adjuncts and casual lecturers
Develop and lead academic projects, including in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, course design or research and scholarship
Work with other departments within the College such as Applied Law, Marketing, Student Services, Continuing Professional Development and IT to plan and deliver projects of strategic importance to the College, including new business activity
Develop and manage the College’s relationship with key stakeholders such as law firms, universities and professional organisations
Represent the College at legal or educational events and forums, and on relevant committees.
Intellectual and Professional Scholarship
As applicable in accordance with objectives specified in the individual’s performance plan:
Attend and present at relevant conferences and share knowledge and insights gained with the wider faculty
Carry out research and produce publications, or other research outputs
Lead or participate in research projects or other collaborative research initiatives, departmental and/or interdepartmental.
Contribution to the corporate life of the College
Contribute to the corporate life of the College, including as required:
Assist the strategic development of the College
Project and enhance the College’s corporate image within the legal profession, the higher education sector and the wider community
Participate in the development of new education and training capabilities and the identification of new areas of business activity
Participate in the development of the College in relation to business and marketing plan objectives
Participate in the work of other relevant teaching and professional associations
A tertiary qualification in law or education at Masters level or above, or professional experience that is regarded as equivalent under the College’s academic equivalence policy.
Experience, Skills and Attributes
An understanding of the strategic context of the legal profession and the public it serves.
The ability to direct and manage the operation of QLD PLT as a successful business unit.
A proven capacity to lead and develop a team of professionals.
A proven track record in educational leadership at a senior level.
A proven track record in the maintenance of high academic and other standards appropriate to accredited higher education courses.
Substantial experience in legal practice
Experience in business planning and budget management
Experience in project management
Experience in developing and managing relationships with business partners, clients and external agencies.
Position specific competencies
Effectively leads development of performance capability at the organizational, operational and individual levels as demonstrated by the work unit's consistent contribution to the success of the business.
Create Enabling Environment
Demonstrates recognition that employees creating value for customers are the most essential part of the operation by striving to maintain a workplace and atmosphere where employees can perform their responsibilities successfully.
Sets and consistently meets safety, quality, delivery, volume, timing, cost and productivity targets for performance by the function, department or unit that meet the needs of the operation or business.
Facilitate and Influence
Takes leadership in the organization when appropriate by engaging others in sound processes for thinking through problems and issues and by advocating consistency with company values and policies in decision making and relationships.
The six behaviour anchors underpin the values and behaviours expected of employees of the College
1 - Growth and Customer Focus
Recognises that we need to think different in order to grow. Does a superb job for our customers every day in quality, delivery, value & technology. Understands the needs of the organisation and its customers (internal and external) and undertakes to provide a sound level of service, treating the customer with respect. Has the courage to say ‘no’. Interacts with the best interests of the organisation in mind. Supports the vision for growth (end state and how to get there) and works well with others to achieve the end state.
2 - Achieves Results
Takes accountability for the achievement of great results. Translates The College’s requirements into action. Comfortable in accepting accountability for self. Displays determination to undertake and complete activities. Employee displays adaptability and resilience to complete activities. Motivated and displays initiative. Results focused
3 - Find better ways
Optimises key processes by finding better ways to do things, more efficiently and more effectively in cooperation with others. Is able to recognise where improved performance is required. Is able to communicate why improved performance is required. Demonstrates the ability to plan for improvements. Is able to participate in the design and development of solutions to close any performance gaps. Is able to implement and evaluate the results
4 - College-wide mindset
Views work and opinions from all relevant perspectives and sees The College as an integrated body. Understands when a “best for College” decision needs to be made and supports this. Works against
‘silo’ thinking and behaviour. Clearly articulates issues. Actively listens. Careful and considered in the use of language and tone.
5 - Teaching, Technical and Functional expertise
Being capable and effective in own area of expertise. Employee holds the necessary qualifications in their field. Employee has necessary level of experience and demonstrated competency to operate in their field. Employee is dependable and responsible. Transacts work activity in an ethical, professional and legal manner. Encouraging and supportive
6 - Teamwork
Interacts and collaborates with others to build good, working relationships across The College. Works effectively as a team member supporting their role in the team and other team members. Encourages a greater sense of trust between team members. Is able to identify and work with the team to remove or overcome barriers to the team functioning effectively. Encourages good behaviours and has the ability to recognise where improved performance is required. Recognises that people have different values and opinions which individuals have a right to hold and is self-aware of the impact of own action.
If interested please send covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 27th February 2017.
HIV/AIDS Legal Centre
Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
We currently have placement opportunities to start immediately. We require applicants to commit to a minimum of 3 days per week over a 3 month period (preferably 4/5 days per week when completing PLT requirements).
About the organisation: The HIV/AIDS Legal Centre provides free legal services to people affected by HIV and Hep C on HIV/Hep C related legal matters.
We deal with a range of HIV/Hep C related legal issues including -
Position Description: Volunteers perform a variety of day-to-day tasks including -
delivery of legal advice under the direct supervision of a solicitor;
drafting of advices, submissions, applications to courts & tribunals
maintaining accurate files and legal records
casework and client interviews under directions from Solicitors;
general administrative work
researching legal and administrative procedures;
sensitivity to people affected by HIV and Hep C
sensitivity towards clients from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, the LGBTI community, Sex Workers, and persons with disabilities
Ability to work fairly independently and with quick instructions. Proactively working on files allocated to you. (All work is supervised and monitored by Solicitors)
ability to work under pressure
basic computer skills
ability to work in a small team/open office environment
Send in your brief resume and cover letter indicating the number of days and specific days you will be able to work for to email@example.com
Ross Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150, Australia
Withstand Lawyers are seeking a motivated part time or full time (preferred) PLT Placement volunteer to join our team. The successful candidate will be working with an instructing solicitor and team in a Personal Injury Practice.
Duties will include but not limited to the following:
Assisting with general file management;
Providing secretarial assistance to solicitor including diary management and file management;
Preparing correspondence and documentation from internal precedents;
Compiling medical/counsel briefs, Court documents under the direction of the instructing solicitor;
Liaising with clients, insurers, Medical providers, Courts, Government departments, employers and defendant solicitors by phone, mail and email;
Arranging medical appointments on behalf of clients;
Booking legal conferences;
Sending and saving emails/faxes;
Printing and saving incoming correspondence;
Copying, scanning and filing of paper and digital files.
The ideal candidate should possess the following:
An eagerness to learn;
Exceptional attention to detail;
Strong time management skills;
Ability to work independently and within a team;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Proficient computer skills;
Professional and positive office manner;
Ability to follow and implement policies and office processes;
Experience in personal injury law, particularly motor vehicle accident claims processes and procedures.
How To Apply:
All candidates should direct their CV and academic transcript by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a boutique law firm in Sydney CBD, dealing in conveyancing, family law, wills & estates and general commercial work.
We are seeking a law graduate/PLT volunteer to assist with general administration within the office, provide legal support to the solicitors and assist in a range of practical tasks for a minimum of three days per week.
The successful candidate should be available to start immediately.
Please note that this is an unpaid position.
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.