ARC Justice (Advocacy and Rights Centre Ltd) was established in 2000. Beginning as a tenancy rights and advocacy service and going on to establish two community legal centres in Bendigo and Shepparton which service a huge area of Victoria, it has a proud history of community engagement, partnerships, advocacy and campaigning.
ARC’s programs now provide legal and tenancy support services across ten local government areas in central and northern Victoria. As part of its exciting growth plans, it has created a number of new roles within the organisation, including this position of Senior Lawyer in the Bendigo office.
As a Senior Lawyer, you will play a key role in service coordination, staff support and supervision. Your task will be to create an impactful and creative integrated team, ensuring a high-quality service that responds to community needs. You will lead best practice in legal service delivery, design and deliver multi-disciplinary partnerships, appear regularly in court and identify opportunities for strategic advocacy and law reform.
To find out more about this exciting new role, please click here to view the position description!
- An attractive base salary and excellent benefits package including, full salary packaging options and potential relocation assistance will be offered to the successful candidate in line with their skills and experience.
- Work with purpose, enjoy every day and give back to your local community
- Be part of an organisation going through a period of exciting growth and expansion
- Work life balance and flexible conditions are part of the package here
The successful candidate will have an impressive track record providing legal advice, casework and representation in one or more areas relevant to disadvantaged communities, with a particular focus on our key areas of practice: family violence, child protection, general civil, criminal law and family law. You will have demonstrated knowledge of or experience in community legal education, along with the ability to engage empathetically with people experiencing disadvantage and trauma.
In addition, you will be a values driven leader with a passion for social justice and supporting people and communities to reach their full potential, with the commitment to work collaboratively, whilst empowering, nurturing and mentoring your team to operate and deliver within best practice principles.
To be considered for this opportunity you must meet the following criteria: Have an Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency status and currently hold or be willing to obtain the relevant clearances and checks that are essential for this role. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received, for a confidential discussion and more information contact Mark Williams on 0450 311272.
For email enquiries and application submissions please forward in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 7th March.