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Careers & getting involved

Community legal centres (CLCs) offer the chance to perform rewarding social justice and human rights work in a dynamic environment. Working in a community legal centre is about making a real difference to people’s lives through the law.

Working in a CLC provides opportunities to be involved in a range of justice work including legal advice and representation, community legal education and policy and law reform work aimed at developing a fairer legal system that better responds to the needs of the disadvantaged.

As well as a broad range of stimulating and challenging work, positions in the community legal sector can offer flexible work hours, regular professional development opportunities and generous charity tax benefits through salary packaging (essentially making part of your salary tax free).

Work in community legal centres requires dedication, innovation, resourcefulness, a commitment to excellence, great communication skills and a passion for social justice.

In addition to job opportunities, there are many other ways to get involved in the work of community legal centres, including secondments, volunteering, or joining a CLC management committee/board.

Current vacancies in Victorian community legal centres

Administration Manager - Monash Oakleigh Legal Service 

Faculty of Law
Monash Oakleigh Legal Services
Location: Oakleigh
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
$82,645 - $90,646 pa HEW Level 07
(plus 17% employer superannuation)

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

We are seeking an experienced professional to lead our operations at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service. The role is responsible for the day to day running of a busy community legal clinic, ensuring the highest standards of service delivery and administrative support.

Established in 1983, Monash Oakleigh Legal Service is a community legal centre and a teaching clinic in the Faculty of Law, an Australian pioneer in clinical legal education and university-affiliated community legal centres. Monash Law has long run a Legal Practice Program, supporting professional qualified degree students with opportunities to obtain hands-on, 'real world' legal experience through community legal centres.

As the Manager of the service, you will lead and oversee operations, identifying improvements in administrative processes and systems, ensuring efficiency in the highest standards of service delivery. You will manage a small team of dedicated professionals working with academic staff, supervisors and volunteers.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs"

Applications to Ms Jane Prior, Faculty General Manager, 03 9905 9741

Closes Tuesday 18 April 2017, 11:55pm AEST

Current vacancies in Australian community legal centres

For jobs in community legal centres across Australia, go to the National Association of Community Legal Centres jobs website.


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