Health Care Complaints Commission
Sydney • CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Law Clerks & Paralegals (Legal)
$72,635 - $81,158
Posted 12d ago

The Health Care Complaints Commission is looking for a Paralegal



Are you looking for interesting and varied work in a dynamic and professional team? Are flexible work arrangements and training, development, and mentoring opportunities important to you?

We are looking for a paralegal to join our Legal Services Division. This is a specialist team that prosecutes serious complaints against health care practitioners and conducts related reinstatement and appeal proceedings.

What can we offer you?

  • Fantastic Clerk 3/4 opportunity in a new role that is temporary until 30 June 2023, with the possibility of the role becoming ongoing
  • Salary range from $74,117 - $81,158 plus superannuation and annual leave loading 
  • Flexible working arrangements (including a hybrid work from home/office model, flexible start and finish times and accrual of flex leave)  
  • Great office location in Sydney CBD, close to Surry Hills and walking distance from Central station 
  • Access to our wellbeing initiatives such as Fitness Passport, Headspace subscription and more
  • Access to unique growth and development opportunities

About us

The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) is an independent statutory body that plays a central part in maintaining the integrity of the NSW health system, with the central purpose of protecting the health and safety of individuals and the community.  

To learn more about the HCCC, please view our website here

About the role

We are looking for a highly organised and motivated person to provide legal, project and administrative support to the HCCC’s Legal Services Division. Your work supporting our solicitors will include preparation of counsel briefs, preparing chronologies and documents, collating large and complex schedules, drafting correspondence, obtaining transcripts and exhibit material, attending on subpoenas and instructing counsel at the Tribunal.

To learn more about the position, please view the Role Description here.

About you

To be eligible for this role, you will be undertaking or have completed tertiary legal/paralegal studies or have previous relevant experience. You will deliver work of a high quality within the timeframes imposed by the Tribunals or the solicitors you are supporting. You will be focussed on detail and proficient in all aspects of the preparation of legal matters, including conducting research. You will utilise technology efficiently and you will be able to prioritise and resolve competing demands in consultation with your manager. Most importantly, you will work well as part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team. 

Essential Requirements

The HCCC has a unique and critical part to play in maintaining the integrity of the NSW health system.  As such, it is an essential requirement that all prospective employees are able to carry out their duties in an honest and consistent way, with uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.

To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Background Verification Check which includes a National Police Check (Criminal History), qualification check, and Working with Children’s Check.

All employees of the HCCC are required to have received a COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.


How to apply

Applicants are required to submit an online application. This will include:

  • Current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)
  • A cover letter (no more than 2 pages) responding to these questions:
  1. Outline your relevant skills and experience that will equip you for this role.
  2. Outline your experience in managing a busy workload and competing demands. What techniques do you use to stay organised and meet competing priorities? 

While this job advertisement is open to all applicants, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

The pre-screening questions ask if you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Aboriginality is defined by descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such.


Closing Date: 11:59pm Sunday 14 August 2022

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