Paralegal (Property), Clerk Grade 3/4, NSW Trustee & Guardia...

Paralegal (Property), Clerk Grade 3/4

  • Ongoing: Full-Time (35 hours per week)
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Clerk Grade 3/4, Base Salary ($72,418 – $79,297), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

About us

Supporting over 35,000 customers annually and administering in excess of $6bn in customer assets, NSW Trustee & Guardian (NSWTG) is a statutory agency within the Stronger Communities (formerly Justice) Cluster. The agency supports the Chief Executive Officer of the NSWTG and the Public Guardian (PG), to protect and promote the rights, dignity, choices and wishes of the people of New South Wales. We do this by providing independent and impartial financial management, guardianship and trustee services that support our customers and help them manage their health, lifestyle and financial affairs and ensure their wishes are respected.

Our services help support and protect some of the most vulnerable members of the NSW community, and support people at vulnerable moments in their life.

About the role

As a Paralegal, you will be responsible for providing legal, clerical and administrative support to solicitors and staff to achieve effective and efficient legal services to NSWTG and its customers. This includes performing conveyancing duties in accordance with office policies, legislation and standard practice to ensure that proper transfer of title passes from one registered proprietor to another, undertaking legal research and case preparation as required.

This is an ongoing role in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

A Recruitment Pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

Essential Requirements

Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
  • Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

About you

In addition to meeting the Essential Requirements, the successful candidate has excellent communication skills and works well in a team. You are resilient and able to work with competing priorities to agreed standards, budgets and timeframes. You will have demonstrable experience in the following:

  • Efficiently undertake legal research tasks by selecting relevant and current materials and present clear and well organised results.
  • Provide administrative support to solicitors, including filing, copying, scanning and records management, attending to incoming and outgoing communications and maintenance of records and data systems
  • Prepare the contract for sale and relevant documentation under the supervision of a solicitor, arrange exchanges of contracts and preparation of PEXA workspaces
  • Prepare draft settlement statements and adjustments, undertake relevant enquiries for adjustments and assisting with invoicing of matters

Applying for the role

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via

When applying you will need to:

1. ??????????????Answer all pre-screening questions on the online application form and respond to the two targeted questions below:

  • Provide an example of what you have done to encourage others to act with integrity and professionalism.
  • Conflicting priorities can occur in the workplace. How do you determine top priority of your workload?


2. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Linda Tummarello, Talent Acquisition Officer on 02) 9765 3155 or

Closing date: 22nd October 2020 at 11:59 pm

Role enquiries: Louise Brown, Senior Legal Officer on 02) 8022 2022 or


To ensure recruitment at NSW Trustee and Guardian continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.

This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

You may also be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form in later stages of the assessment process.

The NSW Trustee and Guardian are committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.