Recruitment: Public Trustee

The Public Trustee offers independent, professional trustee and asset management services to the Western Australian community. These include Will and Enduring Power of Attorney drafting, deceased estate administration, and personal trustee and administration services.
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When working with the Public Trustee, you become part of a people-focussed organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live.

The Public Trustee recognises different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives and offers a workplace that is as diverse and dynamic as the Western Australian communities it represents.

You need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to gain permanent employment in the public sector. Non-permanent residents with suitable visa and working entitlements are eligible for fixed-term appointments.

For more information about working for the Department of Justice, refer to the Working with us page.

Current vacancies

Click here to search for WA Government jobs onlineThe Public Trustee is regularly on the lookout for talented new employees. To view current job vacancies, visit the Jobs WA website.

The opportunities

The Public Trustee offers a variety of job opportunities, with recruitment drives regularly focussing on the employment of Trusts and Estates Managers.

What does an Estate Manager do?

An Estate Manager (or Estate Administration Officer) is responsible for the administration of the estates of deceased persons and manages the disbursement of their assets in accordance with the terms of the will or relevant legislation.

To learn more about the Public Trustee visit our publications page. To review current vacancies, visit Jobs WA.

What does a Trust Manager do?

A Trust Manager is responsible for overseeing of the financial affairs of represented persons, Court Trusts, agencies and other trusts in accordance with relevant legislation. The position provides assistance and advice to develop effective solutions to enquiries by clients, departments and external organisations in relation to a range of matters affecting the administration of financial affairs of represented persons and management of trusts.

The benefits

Working with the Department of Justice you will receive all the benefits attached to a government career:

  • job security
  • competitive wages
  • flexible work arrangements
  • generous leave provisions
  • a supported work/life balance
  • competitive salary
  • career development opportunities.

Pool recruitment

The Public Trustee often uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy.

We embrace diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, women and youth.

Aboriginal job seekers may contact the Aboriginal Workforce Development Team on or call 61 8 9264 1777 for culturally appropriate application advice.

Alternatively, if you would like to seek assistance with your application, contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64.