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Sector Development Officer
Community Legal Centres Queensland

Queensland’s community legal centres provide a diverse range of free legal advice, law reform advocacy, community education and casework services to tens of thousands of disadvantaged Queenslanders each year, and are an important component of Queensland’s legal and social infrastructure.

Working closely with the Sector Sustainability Coordinator, you will help community legal centres to provide effective, high quality services to their communities, by:

  • supporting and developing community legal centres’ staff, including volunteers;
  • coordinating training opportunities;
  • working on projects and initiatives that promote innovative and collaborative services; and
  • assisting members through our national accreditation scheme and legal practice risk management framework.

Applicants should send a written application and a current CV to Rosslyn Monro, Community Legal Centres Queensland Director: Queries can be emailed to Rosslyn at that address too. Applications close at noon on Monday, 21 January 2019.

Download the position description.

Supervising Lawyer - Health Advocacy Legal Clinic


Part-time 3 days/week

LawRight’s Health Advocacy Legal Clinic (HALC) is embedded in the Mater Young Adults Health Centre to respond to the legal needs of patients and support better health outcomes.

HALC delivers pro bono legal services as a multidisciplinary student clinic during semesters, through the collaboration of law, social work and medical students.

We seek an experienced lawyer to operate, supervise and develop the HALC. The role can be negotiated to within-semester time only.

All LawRight positions are dependent on government or philanthropic funding. This is a 12 month contract.

Annual salary from $80,000 pro rata, dependent on skills and experience, plus six weeks annual leave, leave loading and 9.5% superannuation. As LawRight is a Public Benevolent Institution, employees are currently entitled to salary sacrifice up to $35,000 (grossed up) of their income to personal and entertainment expenses.

For information about the position, please see the attached position description.

To apply, send a brief CV and letter expressing interest and capability to perform role to Sue Garlick, Joint Director, LawRight, PO Box 12217, George St, QLD, 4003 or email by 5pm, Friday 25 January 2019.

Position Description: HALC_supervisor_January_2019

Support Services Worker - knowmore

knowmore was established by the National Association of Community Legal Centres in 2013 as a national, independent community legal service to provide free legal assistance to people engaging with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. From its inception, knowmore has delivered integrated, multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed and culturally safe services to survivors of child sexual abuse across Australia.

knowmore is seeking a Support Serices worker to be located in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne with tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling uncluding current membership with a professional body.

This role delivers frontline trauma-informed, person-centred and culturally safe services to clients working within the knowmore multidisciplinary model.  The key function of this role is to support clients in a trauma-informed way that minimises impacts of the legal process and helps them to understand the information, advice and options provided to them and in turn provide instructions to their lawyers.
As well as working at a local multidisciplinary office level, the role is also part of knowmore’s national Support Services Team. To find out more about the role go to knowmore or contact Ainsley Jardine-Wilson, knowmore’s Human Resources Manager, on 02 8267 7400. Applications must include a cover letter, your resume and a written response to each of the selection criteria (max 4 pages). Applications should be emailed to by midday on Friday 25 January 2019.

Lawyer - Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) was established to provide a coordinated and integrated approach to the planning, development and delivery of primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations within the South East Qld Region. The IUIH is a lead agency working in partnership with key stakeholders to support the effective implementation of the Council of Australian Governments ‘Closing the Gap’ initiatives. 

IUIH is seeking an experienced lawyer who will be responsible for provision of legal services and all components including supervision of junior legal staff, pro bono volunteers, job placement students and admin support staff, full engagement with, and collaboration with CLCQ sector professionals and colleagues, direct legal services including advice and casework, information and referral service and legal education and development.  

This is an on-going, full time position based in Windsor, Brisbane abd offers a competitive salary package. For more information, please view the Position Description. Please submit your application including a brief cover letter and resume through Seek by 3pm, Monday 14 January. If you have any queries about the position please contact Simone Matthews via email.

Director/Principal Solicitor - Prisoner's Legal Service

Prisoners’ Legal Service is a not-for-profit, community legal service for incarcerated people and their families in Queensland, Australia.  Prisoners’ Legal Service Inc. exists to promote justice, human rights, equity and the rule of law in society and in the administration of prisons and punishment.

PLS is seeking a highly motivated, experienced leader to fill the position of Director/Principal Solicitor. 

The applicant will be paid commensurate with their qualifications and experience with reference to Level 8 QCSCA for 4 days per week, 60.8 hours per fortnight.   

Salary Sacrifice available with this position. 

For further information, please view the Duty Statement and Selection Criteria. Please submit your CV, Covering Letter and addressed Selection Criteria (Limit to 4 pages, size 12 fonts) to our Administrator by no later than 28th January 2019. If you have any queries in regard to the position, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Jim Gibney on 0421498074.

Assistant Director - North Queensland Women's Legal Service

North Queensland Women’s Legal Service (NQWLS) is a not for profit, specialist community legal service, providing free legal services primarily in the areas of family law and domestic violence.  It has offices in both Cairns and Townsville and has been operating since 1996.

We are recruiting for the newly created position of Assistant Director to work from either our Cairns or Townsville office.

The role of the Assistant Director is to work collaboratively with the Director to achieve the strategic objectives of NQWLS and manage the smooth day to day functioning of the Service.

The position offers an opportunity for the right person to join the dedicated staff team, whose work is making a real difference in the lives of women who need legal help with family law and domestic violence matters.

Salary commensurate with experience, including salary sacrifice benefits, under the Queensland Community Services & Crisis Accommodation Award 2008 (the TPEO), envisaged at Level 7.1

Please note you must request a Position Application Kit and respond to selection criteria to be considered for the position.

To request a Position Application Kit, which includes the position selection criteria, please email and quote ‘Assistant Director vacancy’ in the subject line.

Applications close: COB Friday 25 January 2019.


Coordinator - Suncoast Community Legal Service

Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc (SCLS) is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to providing free legal advice and referral for the Sunshine Coast Community as well as taking a role in Community Education and Law Reform work. 

The role oversees the day-to-day delivery of a high quality, flexible and accountable Community Legal Service in conjunction with the Principal Solicitor.   The Coordinator oversees and provides administration support to clients, volunteers and staff to contribute to the provision and support of services in a professional and efficient manner.  As the Service expands and contracts from year to year with changes to government funding the Position changes correspondingly to incorporate differing degrees of hands-on work and supervision. The position works in conjunction with the Principal Solicitor and Management Committee to develop the service.

More information is available at Closes 9am 21 January 2019

Mental Health Lawyer - Queensland Advocacy Inc.

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated is recruiting a full time lawyer (75 hours per fortnight) for 12 months, with a possibility for extension dependent on funding.

The lawyer’s role will be primarily to provide representation before the Mental Health Review Tribunal in forensic matters and electroconvulsive therapy. The lawyer will also assist vulnerable clients between hearings and support the work of other QAI services, such as legal advice, representation and referral of guardianship and administration matters, restrictive practices and human rights.

The role is paid at QCSCAA Level 6.1 (approximately $85000 plus super and access to salary sacrifice).

Check out the Position Description and Selection Criteria, and apply by 14 January 2019.