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Client Development Manager

Australian Government Solicitor
Canberra and Sydney
26 September 2019

Australian Government Solicitor (AGS), is the Australian Government’s central legal service and part of the Attorney-General’s Department. It is a centre of excellence and expertise in areas of law of importance to the Commonwealth and in managing complex and systemic issues for the Commonwealth. AGS has offices in every capital city and a complement of approximately 370 lawyers who practise principally in the areas of: public law; dispute resolution and law enforcement; and commercial law.

For further information about AGS practice networks and our business please visit our website.

Here is an exciting opportunity to join the AGS Client Services team.

Our cohesive and dynamic team plays an integral role in the delivery of AGS’s market development and client service strategy. It is also responsible for the delivery of a number of transformative corporate projects.

As a Client Development Manager (CDM), you will work with the National Manager Client Services and Client Service Managers to:

  • Develop and implement effective client relationship and business development strategies including communicating and liaising with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to identify and pursue innovative ways to streamline AGS services and processes.
  • Support practice groups with the delivery of market development initiatives.
  • Project manage bid responses.
  • Manage legal service agreements, including working with others in AGS to coordinate the delivery of value-add services and reporting to clients.
  • Manage or contribute to corporate projects and whole-of-organisation initiatives.
  • Actively contribute to the coaching of junior team members, including the appropriate distribution of workflow.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication/writing skills and attention to detail with professional qualifications and experience in marketing/communications.

For further information about the requirements of our CDM position, please refer to the role description available on our recruitment portal.


This is a full-time position and will be offered on an ongoing or non-ongoing (12 month term contract). Salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant within the AGS Legal Practice Support, Executive Level 1 range, depending on skills and experience.

The successful applicant will be covered by the Attorney-General’s Department Enterprise Agreement 2016.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please visit our recruitment career website for details.

Please provide your CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing the requirements of the job and your relevant experience.


To apply for this role you will need to be an Australian Citizen. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the appropriate level. 

Closing date

Applications close on 10 October 2019.

Further enquiries

Please contact Asha Evans, Director Client Development, on 02 6253 7453 or Cath Maurer, Human Resources Business Partner on 02 6253 7253. 

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