The Women’s Legal Centre a leading legal assistance service
in the ACT. We are a specialist community legal centre providing free legal
advice and representation and wrap-around support to women who would otherwise have
to engage in their legal matters alone.
Our work is informed by feminist principles. This means we
remain centered on the needs of our clients and provide individualised support
while also advocating for systemic changes to better address the needs of women
as a group.
Our primary practice areas are domestic and family violence,
family law (including divorce and separation, children’s matters and property
settlements), employment law, discrimination law, Care and Protection matters
and Victims of Crime compensation.
We are also committed to delivering innovative and responsive
services, and the Centre includes the Mulleun Mura Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Women’s Access to Justice Program and new Health Justice Partnerships
with Calvary Public Hospital Bruce and the Gungahlin Child and Family Centre.
What we’re looking for
– Board Directors
We are looking for Expressions of Interest from women who
would like to join the Centre’s Board. We currently have one vacancy in a seven-woman
Board. We expect to have additional vacancies later in the year and are looking
to create a merit list of suitably qualified women.
Board Directorships are volunteer positions. We are always looking
for women with previous experience on other community or NFP boards or other governance
or senior management expertise and a commitment to supporting our strategic direction
and raising our profile.
We are particularly looking for women with strong
communication, marketing and fundraising skills and women who have supported
expanding, evolving and innovative community organisations through change and
What we’re looking for
– Finance Committee Members
We are also looking for women who would like to join the
Centre’s Finance Committee, with a view to joining the Board in the longer-term.
We are looking for women with qualifications in accounting, with a passion for
supporting strong financial management and ensuring our finances support our strategic
Women under 45; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women,
women from CALD backgrounds and women with disability particularly encouraged
to put in an expression.
Please send your CV and an EOI outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position to Elena Rosenman, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 17 May 2019 . For more information about these opportunities please call Elena on 6257 4377.