Professional Assistant Required

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

We are looking for a self-motivated Professional Assistant to join our team and support our Managing Director; Terri Janke.

Position description

Classification: Professional Assistant

Basis: Permanent full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: 5pm, Friday, 12 July 2019

Location: Rosebery


Terri Janke and Company is a unique legal firm specialising in Indigenous business, HR, cultural protocols and the arts. We provide legal advice to a wide range of clients including First Nations community organisations, government and Australian companies. For more information see www.terrijanke.com.au

Statement of duties

  • Coordinate Terri’s diary of appointments

  • Phone answering, first point of contact for our clients

  • Assist Terri’s management of matters and correspondence

  • Writing tasks, editing and research

  • General office & kitchen duties

  • Database entry and filing of matters

  • Work collaboratively in team.

Our Values

Terri Janke and Company is a values-driven firm. We want our values supported and respected. We will only work with clients, matters and staff that are aligned with our values.​ Our values include:

  • We empower Indigenous people in business, arts, culture.

  • We listen and communicate with professionalism, courtesy and respect.

  • We deliver with integrity and to our highest standard.

  • We are highly motivated and innovative.

  • We deliver holistic solutions for our clients.

  • We enjoy our work assisting our clients to achieve their creative and business goals.

Selection Criteria

  1. Respect for Indigenous people and culture

  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Indigenous issues

  3. Excellent communication skills (both speaking and written)

  4. Good skills in typing, editing and formatting large documents using Microsoft Word

  5. Ability to respond to inquiries on telephone and handle requests for information in a respectful manner

  6. Outstanding administration, organisational and self-management skills

  7. Use of MS Office programs (Word, Outlook and some Excel).

  8. Experience working independently and effectively in a small office team

  9. Ability to follow written instructions.

  10. The following are not requirements, though would be viewed as advantageous: marketing experience with social media, tertiary or other qualifications, desktop publishing skills, webpage editing, video editing, photography, public speaking, drivers’ licence, experience with LEAP legal software, sales skills and attendance at trade shows, experience preparing quotes and tender submissions

If this sounds like you – and you want to work with us – then we want to hear from you today.

To apply please email your

  1. cover letter (responding to Selection Criteria 1 to 10)

  2. resume

to Ms Terri Janke at terri@terrijanke.com.au or call Terri on 02 9693 2577 for more information.

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All professional photography is by Jamie James at James Photographic Services.

The painting  'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019) by Rene Kulitja has been used under license in the firm photographs on the TJC website homepage, staff profiles and careers page. See Maruku Arts for more work by Rene Kulitja.

The visual artwork ‘Freshwater Lagoon 1’ by Lisa Michl Ko-manggen has been used under license in some photographs and videos. See Cape York Art for more work by Ko-manggen.

The painting ‘My Country’ by Bibi Barba has been used under license in some photographs and Law Way videos. Visit her website to see more.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

phone: +61 2 9693 2577

email: tjc@terrijanke.com.au