Lawyer, Migration (VLA3Legal)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time / Up to December 2023

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $74,361 - $95,041

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1603A

Reference: VG/1603A

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $74,361 - $95,041

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Join our Migration team in the role of a Lawyer for the opportunity to act as an advocate by providing advice in migration law matters.

  • Part time (0.8FTE) maximum term position up to December 2023
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $74,361 - $95,041 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will act as an advocate by providing advice in migration law matters, with a particular focus on judicial review of administrative decisions. You will provide duty lawyer services at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal as well as instructing at all levels of the Commonwealth courts. You will also assist the Program Manager to advocate for systemic changes to law and policy to improve access to justice.

You will work collaboratively with local partners and agencies to contribute to community engagement initiatives, community legal education projects and law reform, with an understanding of issues impacting the justice system.

About you:
The Migration Lawyer role requires someone who is:

  • An experienced caseworker and advocate in Civil Law, particularly Migration Law.
  • Knowledgeable and has practical experience in laws and procedures with a focus on judicial review of administrative decisions.
  • A strategic thinker who can provide practical and strategic advice on legal and policy issues.
  • Able to positively engage with clients who are socially, culturally, and economically disadvantaged.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including flexible working arrangements under a hybrid work model, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development.
We also offer salary packaging arrangements, which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free. Refer to our salary packaging provider for further information.

How to apply:
To be considered for this role please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document).

VLA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It is also a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Chelsea Clark, Program Manager, Migration on (03) 9280 3751.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 21 August 2022

Lawyer, Migration (VLA3Legal)

Job type:

Part time / Up to December 2023

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Chelsea Clark, Program Manager - Migration | (03) 9280 3751

Lawyer, Migration (VLA3Legal)