Employment

Generalist Lawyer

Full time – Fixed Term (7-8 months)

Are you a mature and dynamic lawyer, passionate about social justice and want to work in one of Victoria’s most culturally vibrant and beautiful regional areas?

We deliver a range of legal assistance services (casework, education and policy) across North and Central Victoria, including the Goulburn Valley.

Our lead agency, ARC Justice, is a leading and innovative advocacy and rights organisation that delivers client-focused services that empower disadvantaged and vulnerable people in rural and regional Victoria. We elevate justice as an issue in public discourse and advocate for systemic change that upholds human rights. We are a leader that strengthens the sector, pursuing best practice and innovation through collaboration and being an Employer of Choice.

As well as an attractive salary, 3 days ex gratia between Christmas and New Year’s Day, salary packaging, accommodation and meal/entertainment packaging is also available. Relocation assistance is also on offer for the right candidate.

In addition to possessing the qualifications necessary to practicing law in Victoria, applicants must have a desire to pursue a career in public interest and community law and have an unrestricted driver’s license.

Just 1¾ hours from Melbourne by freeway and regularly serviced by train via Kyneton and Castlemaine, we are based in one of regional Victoria’s most desirable localities, featuring excellent schools, health facilities and cultural experiences.

Applicants are asked to address both the essential and desirable Key Selection Criteria, in the Position Description. Applicants who do not address all the selection criteria will not be interviewed.

Applications need to include a covering letter, resume and, in preferably no more than three A4 pages, address the selection criteria. Applications should be addressed to Ms Chris Sedgman, Operations Manager, ARC Justice and emailed by 9:00am Thursday 16 March 2017 at recruitment@arcjustice.org.au.

Enquiries should be addressed to Ms Clare Sauro, Legal Practice Manager, on (03) 5445 0909.

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Project and Community Development worker

(Re-Advertised. Previous applicants need not apply.)
1.0 EFT until March 2020 (with flexibility for 0.8 EFT)
‘Tipping the Scales’ – A project Funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board

Are you a mature and dynamic project worker or lawyer, passionate about social justice and want to work in one of Victoria’s most culturally vibrant and beautiful regional areas?

The Bendigo based Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (a division of the Advocacy & Rights Centre Ltd, trading as ARC Justice) delivers a range of legal assistance services (casework, education and policy) across North and Central Victoria, including the Goulburn Valley.

ARC Justice is a leading and innovative advocacy and rights organisation that delivers client focused services that empower disadvantaged and vulnerable people in rural and regional Victoria. We elevate justice as an issue in public discourse and advocate for systemic change that upholds human rights. We are a leader that strengthens the sector, pursuing best practice and innovation through collaboration.

The incumbent will work alongside a designated lawyer and in collaboration with community to deliver the ‘Tipping the Scales’ Project. Using community development principles they will work with community and project partners to develop, co-ordinate, support and deliver the project aims, deliverables and common agenda. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the project lawyer in developing and leading the three-year project including project design, management, collaboration, co-ordination, community legal education, policy work and evaluation.

The principle project partner in the ‘Tipping the Scales’ Project is the Go Goldfields Alliance and particularly their Family Violence Action Group and Expert Reference Group made up of women with lived experience of family violence. More information including the Go Goldfields Family Violence Action Plan can be found here and on request http://gogoldfields.org/family-violence/.

Applicants are asked to address both the essential and desirable Key Selection Criteria, in the Position Description. Applicants who do not address all the selection criteria will not be interviewed.

Applications must include a covering letter, resume and no more than a three A4 pages addressing the selection criteria and be addressed to Ms Chris Sedgman, Operations Manager, ARC Justice and emailed by 9:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017 to recruitment@arcjustice.org.au.

 

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