Would you like to work for one of the largest and oldest Indigenous organisations in Australia which provides services to around 50,000 Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory?   About the NLCWe are responsible for assisting Aboriginal people in the Top End of the Northern Territory to acquire and manage their lands and seas. Our most important responsibility is to consult with Traditional Owners and other Aboriginal people to enable them to make informed decisions about all activities affecting their country. Our vision is to ensure that Aboriginal people benefit socially, culturally and economically from the secure possession of their land, waters and seas.  About the RoleThe NLC is seeking an experienced lawyer to provide high quality advice and representation in relation to native title matters within the jurisdiction of the NLC. The main responsibilities of the role include:Working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the effective performance of the NLC’s statutory functions under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA), and other relevant Commonwealth and Northern Territory statutes.Providing legal advice and representation to Aboriginals claiming to have a traditional claim to land or compensation in respect of an area of land or waters within the area of the NLC subject to the NTA.Providing legal advice and representation in the negotiation and implementation of minerals exploration and mining agreements, petroleum exploration and production agreements, and Indigenous Land Use Agreements concerning major projects on land or waters subject to the NTA.Strategically managing projects, including by coordinating and facilitating consultations across the Top End of the Northern Territory. About YouTo thrive in this role, you will have:Qualified as a legal practitioner and be admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of a State or Territory of Australia.A minimum of 3 years’ post admission experience in legal practice (an outstanding candidate with lesser post admission experience may be considered).Highly developed oral, interpersonal, written and legal research skills.Experience in commercial and corporate matters, including negotiating contracts and commercial documents.Possession of a "C" Class licence and ability to operate 4WD vehicles.Preparedness to travel extensively to regional and remote locations in the   Northern Territory to confer with constituents. Remuneration and Benefits:Contract Term: Three yearsLocation: DarwinSalary: $75,006 to $125,190 plus allowancesFBT exempt salary packaging benefits pay13% superannuation contribution5 weeks annual leave (pro rata) & 17.5% annual leave loadingWe strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. How to Apply:A full Position Description may be obtained by clicking on this vacancy on our website https://jobs.nlc.org.au/ . We ask that all applications are received through our jobs website – this will ensure that you are submitting a full application for this position. Our website also provides information about our recruitment process. If you are having any problems submitting your application please contact us on 08 8920 5140. Contact Officer:Tamara Cole: tamara.cole@nlc.org.au or call (08) 8920 5199 Applications Close: Monday 11th October 2021Please click here for a copy of the Position Description 75006 AUD Darwin