Not-for-profit, human rights organisation | Bendigo Location.
Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre. 
Salary packaging and flexibility | Advocacy role with lots of variety.

The Organisation

ARC Justice is an independent, not-for-profit, human rights organisation that incorporates the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, the Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre and Housing Justice.
Our programs deliver accessible legal services, tenancy advice and support to those in our community in the greatest need. We deliver community education and advocate for systematic change that enhances the rights of rural and regional Victorians. We recognise that housing and legal issues do not occur in isolation and we work with local partners to ensure a whole-of-person approach to our work.

Vision

An inclusive community built on a foundation of human rights and equality before the law.

Purpose

We promote equality before the law for people in rural and regional Victoria by: providing legal, advocacy and support services; elevating justice as an issue in public discourse; and advocating for systemic change that upholds human rights.

Principles that underpin our work

Community: We serve, build capacity and are accountable to the community to which we belong.

Learning: We are inquisitive and receptive to new ideas, use evidence-based practice and shareour knowledge to achieve the greatest impact for our communities. We learn from both our successes and mistakes.

Partnership: We believe partnership and collaboration with individuals, communities and organisations is the only way to create meaningful and sustainable change.

People: We are committed to ethical and sustainable practice that values our people in achieving our purpose.

Recognition of First Peoples: We celebrate the strength, culture and contribution of our First Peoples. We recognise the systemic injustices brought against them, and work in partnership with local Aboriginal communities to bring justice.

Respect: In all of our work, we show respect. We value diversity and acknowledge differences, knowing these strengthen our community.

The Role

The Generalist Lawyer/Senior Lawyer- Pathways Coordinator has a unique opportunity to play a key role in access to justice, through community engagement, working collaboratively with community partners and practicing as a community lawyer. 

The Generalist Lawyer/Senior Lawyer- Pathways Coordinator will be a member of our generalist team, providing high quality legal assistance to vulnerable clients in a range of areas of law relevant to disadvantaged communities.

This is an exciting opportunity to have a tangible impact on access to justice in regional Victoria. The role would suit an experienced/senior lawyer, however could be adjusted for lawyers with three years post admission experience, with a keen appetite to advance their skills in staff supervision, providing access to justice and strategic direction, as well as stakeholder engagement. Direct client service experience and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are vital to this role.

About You

You will have 3 or more years worth of post admission experience.

You are looking for an organisation that:

You are able to: 

You will be joining an established and cohesive team that has a strong culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. 

The Offer

To Apply

Please address applications to Ben Wu, People and Shared Services Manager, via email recruitment@arcjustice.org.au.

Applications must include:

Please note that applications that do not respond to the key selection criteria (essential and desirable, found in the position description below) will not be considered for interview. 

Applications close at 10am Monday 10th October 2022.

More Information (Position Description)

To find out more about this role, including details on the key responsibilities and key selection criteria, please refer to the position description by clicking here.

Enquiries can be directed to Lindy Harland via recruitment@arcjustice.org.au and a return phone call will be arranged.

ARC Justice is an inclusive employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTIQ+ and culturally diverse communities encouraged to apply.