National Library of Australia - Canberra ACT
  • Opportunity to lead, deliver and take strategic responsibility
  • Join an innovative and collaborative workplace
  • EL1 - $99,538 - $118,340

The Library is evolving to meet the demands of the 21st century, with a recent review providing a blueprint for building a modern, sustainable and high functioning organisation now complete. There are exciting opportunities available to join the Library.

As a world leading library, the National Library of Australia offers an innovative and collaborative workplace where exceptional team players and technical specialists can flourish. As part of the Section Leadership team, you will help support organisational reform and work collaboratively with your team to shape the Library’s future.

We are looking for Executive Level 1 Assistant Director, Legal who will demonstrate our Business and Leadership Functions and uphold the APS and Library Values.

Working with a considerable degree of independence, the role has people, program and stakeholder management responsibilities. Adaptability, strategic thinking, and the ability to collaborate will be key to your success.

As the Assistant Director, Legal, you must hold a law degree or equivalent and be admitted as a practising lawyer in the Australian Capital Territory.
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance to Negative Vetting 1 (NV1).

Experience providing legal advisory services in a public service environment is desirable. This vacancy will be filled immediately and a merit pool may also be established and used where possible to fill similar vacancies during the subsequent 12 months.

The role of the National Library of Australia, as defined by the National Library Act 1960, is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers. The Library has four strategic priorities:

1. We collect today what will be important tomorrow
2. We connect with communities, and connect communities with their national collections
3. We collaborate with others to maximise the national impact of cultural collections.
4. We build capability to maximise return on the nation’s investment in the Library.

Open a new chapter in your career and apply now. Further information can be found in the EL1 Information Pack on the Library’s website.

Contact officer: Peter Matheson - 02 6262 1798 or by email [email protected]

Attention - In the recruitment process, legitimate companies never withdraw fees from candidates. If there are companies that attract interview fees, tests, ticket reservations, etc. it is better to avoid it because there are indications of fraud. If you see something suspicious please contact us: [email protected]