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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

Tenancy Lawyer - WEst Justice 

WEstjustice is seeking a motivated and passionate lawyer for a full time Tenancy Lawyer position on a two year fixed term contract (the position may be extended depending on funding).

The Tenancy Lawyer will join the WEstjustice tenancy team to undertake work that will improve the lives of vulnerable clients through information, support and advocacy.

The position will be based predominately at our Werribee office, and will be required to attend other locations as the role requires including the city and our Footscray office on a rotating roster.

Salary range: $62,000 - $68,000 per annum plus superannuation (depending on experience) plus generous salary packaging benefits are available.

Full training and support is being offered for the right candidate.

To apply, please email a short cover letter, your CV and your responses to the key selection criteria to admin@westjustice.org.au addressed to Mr Denis Nelthorpe, CEO, by 5pm on Friday 23rd June 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

About WEsjustice:
WEstjustice is a multidisciplinary, community-based legal centre committed to improving justice outcomes for the people of western Melbourne, and especially the most vulnerable in our community. It was formed in July 2015 through the amalgamation of the Footscray, Wyndham and Western Suburbs Community Legal Centres, which brought a long and proud history and experience to the new organisation.

WEstjustice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

For more information about WEstjustice, please visit our website (www.westjustice.org.au)

Applications to admin@westjustice.org.au addressed to Mr Denis Nelthorpe, CEO

Closes Friday 23 June 2017, 5pm 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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