About Baker McKenzie

At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. We work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 78 locations across 46 countries. Locally, we have an inclusive culture of learning, coaching and opportunity. We value people who think ahead and get noticed.

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The Role

We are currently looking for a First Nations/Community Service Lead to join the Baker McKenzie team in Sydney. This role will develop and manage the Firm's engagement with First Nations' people (including our Reconciliation Plan) and our community service initiatives.

The role is part time (2-3 days per week).

Qualifications & Experience

Our ideal candidate would:

  • have a strong commitment to Reconciliation and indigenous engagement, as well as community service/volunteering initiatives;
  • have experience in working with Reconciliation Action Plans;
  • have experience in developing and implementing community service initiatives;
  • be driven, high-performing, proactive, organised and enthusiastic;
  • be flexible with working hours as the role will require attendance at events (both during and outside normal business hours)
  • be personable and enjoy working in a team;
  • have good drafting skills;
  • be proficient in Microsoft Office; and
  • be an engaging and confident presenter.

We strongly encourage applications for this role from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


  • Managing the development and implementation the Firm's Reconciliation Plan and engagement with First Nations people; and
  • Developing and managing The Firm's community service programs, work-place giving program, and relationships with the Firm's nominated charities.

Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm. Our mission is to foster an environment where individuals of every ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, disability, carer status and working style may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm. As part of our inclusive culture, we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Baker McKenzie provides information and support relating to the recruitment process for transgender and gender diverse candidates.  Please let us know if you would like to receive this additional support.

Our bAgile program encourages a range of flexible work opportunities for all. We invite you to let us know of any reasonable adjustments you require to equitably participate in the recruitment process or in performing the requirements of this role.

To Apply

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Angelique Holden, Talent Management Consultant, +61 2 8922 5596.