Employment

Legal Support Officer

  • Unique opportunity to apply your paralegal and administration experience to assist women and work in a varied and fast-paced community legal practice.
  • Competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience, including generous PBI salary packaging options, leave loading and paid Christmas close down.
  • Full-time/ Part-time applications accepted.

About the Position

The Women’s Legal Centre provides legal advice and representation to women in Canberra who would otherwise go without. We are looking for a dynamic self-starter with paralegal experience to join our team and support us to do this. The Legal Support Officer is a crucial member of our team, she is the first point of contact for many of our clients and uses her well-developed understanding of relevant legal systems and processes and client liaison skills to perform a warm and skilled intake to our service. She also provides high-level support to the Centre’s solicitors in a busy and varied practice.

If this sounds like you and you’re looking for a position where you can use your legal skills to support us to providing legal advice and representation for women experiencing domestic violence, we want to hear from you.

The Position Description and Selection Criteria are available here.Applications (CV and response to selection criteria) close Tuesday 17 July 2018.

For more information please contact erosenman@womenslegalact.org or (02) 6257 4377.

 

Employment and Discrimination Solicitor

  • Lead the Centre’s employment and discrimination practice.
  • Competitive remuneration package, including generous PBI salary packaging options, leave loading and paid Christmas close down.
  • Fixed term contract. Position level commensurate with experience

About the position

The Employment and Discrimination Solicitor is a specialist role within the Centre. You will be responsible for providing women with advice and representation on employment and discrimination matters. As the only women practicing in this area, you will work under limited direction and provides expert advice to inform the planning and strategic direction of this area of practice, including opportunities for development and innovation.

You will also be responsible for the Centre’s Domestic Violence and Work Project, which provides training on workplaces responses to domestic and family violence for employer.

You will also assist in the development and coordination of programs with our pro bono partners and contribute to law reform projects undertaken by the Centre.
Applicants must be eligible for a restricted practising certificate in the Australian Capital Territory.

The Position Description and Selection Criteria are available here. Applications (CV and response to selection criteria) close Tuesday 17 July 2018. 

For more information please contact erosenman@womenslegalact.org or (02) 6257 4377. 

Note: being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).

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