Senior Associate to the President – Administrative Appeals Tribunal – Melbourne

$79,438 to $87,608 plus 15.4% Superannuation
 Opportunity to work closely with the AAT President

  • Gain invaluable experience in court and tribunal setting
  • Develop legal and professional skills

This is a unique opportunity to work closely with Justice Kyrou hearing complex administrative law cases predominantly as the President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) but also as a Judge of the Federal Court.

The Senior Associate to the President provides legal and case-management support and works closely with other AAT members, associates and registry staff to achieve desired outcomes.

This is a role that requires an articulate, energetic and resilient individual who can build positive professional relationships. Legal qualifications are required, and excellent research, writing and typing skills, proficiency in grammar and a strong academic record are essential.

A willingness to obtain and maintain at least a baseline level security clearance is also mandatory.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in an administrative review tribunal setting as well as a Court setting, and to closely observe the work of advocates.

The duties of an Associate are detailed in the attached position description but specifically include:

  • Supporting the preparation of reasons for decisions, orders and case-related correspondence.
  • Fact-checking, proof-reading, and editing decisions.
  • Undertaking complex legal and other research.
  • Clerking at hearings, using hearing room technology to ensure proceedings are transcribed, swearing in witnesses, and recording orders.
  • Undertaking general administrative support functions, including filing.

For further information and to lodge an application, please refer to our position description listed on our career opportunities page. Applications will be accepted until 11:45 PM (AEDT) on Friday 22 March 2024.