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Sector Sustainability Coordinator - 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.

We are the peak body for Queensland’s community legal centres and we work with those centres towards a fair and just Queensland.

We help community legal centres so they can provide effective, high quality services to their communities.  We help the network of community legal centres keep informed, united and relevant.  We help disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the community to understand their legal and human rights, access legal help and be heard and respected.

Working as part of the Sector Sustainability team, 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.

Download a position description here. Applications close 4 December.  For further information go here.


Chief Operating Officer - Caxton Legal Centre

This role will support and work collaboratively with the CEO, the legal Practice Directors and Caxton’s Management Committee to ensure Caxton has the proper operational controls, administrative, reporting procedures and people systems in place.  Direct reports include staff responsible for the administration of business services, client services and IT/data management.

This position will suit a COO who has experience in not-for-profit organisations, most desirably in the community legal sector.  In addition to the skills required for the key areas of responsibility, the successful candidate will have the ability to lead strategic projects including the development of communication and volunteer engagement plans and ideally have a sound knowledge of management information systems and network administration.  

You will be experienced in preparing budgets and financial reports, have a sound knowledge of risk management principles, are able to draft and negotiate business plans and funding agreements and will have led and managed the recruitment and training of staff. This role requires strong leadership, excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills and experience in successful change management.

To find out more go here.


Mental Health Lawyer - Queensland Advocacy Incorporated 

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated is looking for a full-time mental health lawyer (75 hours per fortnight) for 12 months, 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 SCADS Level 6 Pay point commensurate with experience.

No deadline for applications closing. To find out more go here


Deputy Principal Solicitor - North Queensland Women's Legal Service - Cairns

North Queensland Women's Legal Service Inc. currently have a full-time opportunity to join their established team. They are seeking a motivated Deputy Principal Solicitor for their Cairns office. In this role, your main responsibility will be to provide high quality, trauma-informed legal services, primarily in the areas of family law and domestic violence. This is your chance to practice law that truly matters.

Applications close 20/11/19. To find out more go here.


Family Lawyer - North Queensland Women's Legal Service - Townsville

North Queensland Women's Legal Service Inc. currently have a full-time opportunity to join their established team. They are seeking a Family Lawyer for their Townsville office. In this role, your main responsibility will be to provide high quality, trauma-informed legal services, primarily in the areas of family law and domestic violence. This is your chance to practice law that truly matters.

Applications close 20/11/19. To find out more go here.


Deputy Principal Legal Officer - Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (Townsville)

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service is a state-wide Community Legal Practice with offices across 5 regions in Queensland.  They are a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal services, including court and tribunal representation, welfare support, advocacy and community education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of family violence and/or sexual assault. 

They are looking for a passionate, personable Deputy Principal Legal Officer for their Townsville Office. Applicants will need to have experience in the areas of Family Law, Child Protection and Domestic & Family Violence and victims assistance applications. The Deputy Principal Legal Officer is responsible for overseeing their designated Region's service delivery arm of the legal practice, as well as its compliance and for providing high-quality legal representation and advice to clients, in the family law jurisdictions (as and when the case arises). In addition, the role provides a high level of support to the Principal Legal Officer and their Solicitor - Team Leaders.  

Applications close 30/11/19. To find out more go here.