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The Returned and Services League of Australia New South Wales Branch (RSL NSW) was formed in 1917 and currently has close to 30,000 members in 348 sub-Branches throughout New South Wales. Its Purpose is to ensure that veterans and their families are respected, supported and remembered.

RSL NSW has recently begun to implement its Strategic Plan 2021-2026 which sets a new course for the organisation. RSL NSW has a small and diverse team of bright and dedicated individuals based at ANZAC House in Sydney’s CBD. They are focused on supporting veterans as RSL NSW takes forward the Vision of ensuring that by 2026 every veteran in NSW knows what the RSL stands for, what it does, and wants to be involved as a member.

The Board of Directors has responsibility for the strategy, performance, corporate governance and risk appetite of RSL NSW.

Please see below for current positions available with RSL NSW and selected positions from our partner charity RSL LifeCare.

Current Vacancies
Head of Legal - RSL NSW

About the job

Bring your leadership and professional legal experience to a landmark for-purpose organisation setting itself on a solid path for the future.

  • Work with an executive team of committed professionals
  • Provide legal advice & support to facilitate strong decision making
  • Contribute to implementing a solid, focussed Strategic Plan

The Organisation

RSL NSW is an institution and not-for-profit organisation with a solid history. It’s purpose is to support veterans and their families by connecting them to services to improve their wellbeing, and assist former Australian and allied veterans and families by connecting them to their local community, through camaraderie, mateship, recreation, and commemorating service.

The organisation has over 27,000 members in 340 sub-Branches throughout New South Wales and is incorporated under a NSW Act of Parliament.

Based in the heart of the Sydney CBD, the RSL NSW head office has a team of dynamic professionals and strong governance processes. They’re well into their 2021-26 Strategic Plan, and key milestones are already being achieved. Transparency is a key element of the organisation’s approach; a detailed implementation dashboard, a task update – and the Strategy itself – can be found on the RSL NSW website.

The Role

RSL NSW is looking for a new Head of Legal to join the small executive team. The position reports to the CEO and is responsible for providing legal and compliance advice to support the organisation in its processes and decision making.

They’re after an individual committed to the RSL NSW values, who is experienced in the for-purpose space and understands what it’s like to work with volunteers. Being able to provide advice that facilitates the organisation’s progress through its strategic plan is important, as well as the ability to explain complex legal concepts simply. A solid understanding of Trusts and Commercial Contracts is necessary, also the ability to communicate confidently and authentically to a range of audiences. Prudent budget management, being comfortable operating in an environment that isn’t always black or white, is important. Success in this role includes the ability to see the big picture and contribute strategically while also being able to ‘roll up sleeves’ when necessary.

To apply

There are more details about the role in the Position Description here.

The RSL NSW website provides comprehensive information on the organisation which can be found here.

Once you have read through the Position Description and conducted your own research of the RSL NSW website, please email if you have any questions about this opportunity.

To apply, you MUST submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in working with RSL NSW and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.


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Applications close at 10pm on Sunday 31 July 2022.