About the NLCThe Northern Land Council (NLC) was established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act in 1976, to assist Aboriginal people in the Top End of the Northern Territory to acquire and manage their traditional lands, waters and seas. Nearly 50 years on, we continue to serve over 50,000 Aboriginal people of the Top End and remain committed to enhancing Aboriginal peoples social, political and economic participation by supporting their aspirations and amplifying their voices on a range of issues impacting on their lands, seas, culture and communities. About the RoleWe are seeking a lawyer to join our Regional Development Legal Practice, which is responsible for working with Traditional Owners to obtain free, prior and informed consent including in the negotiation of land use agreements.ResponsibilitiesWorking with both lawyers and other professionals in a cross-cultural and cross disciplinary organisation, NLC lawyers assist the organisation and its constituents to ensure that Traditional Owners achieve and benefit from the acquisition, use, occupation and management of their lands. The roles each involve challenging but highly rewarding work as well as unique opportunities to travel across the Top End and learn to effectively engage across the diverse Indigenous cultures of this region.About youApplicants must be qualified legal practitioners admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of a State or Territory of Australia. Successful applicants must possess both highly developed skills and demonstrated experience in at least some of the key areas of law relevant to the NLC’s legal practice, including property, commercial transactions, corporate, litigation, energy and resources and environmental law. Remuneration and Benefits:12 months Fixed Term Full-Time contract (with possibility of extension, subject to funding)Location: DarwinSalary: $55,948 - $127,569AllowancesFBT exempt salary packaging benefits pay13.5% superannuation contribution5 weeks annual leave & 17.5% annual leave loadingCultural knowledge and lived experience is central to the work that we do. We will apply special measures for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates.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: Shelley Landmark on 0427 031 202.Applications Close: Sunday, 29th January 2023Please click here for a copy of the Position Description 55000 AUD Darwin 0800