Senior Lawyer, Equality Law (VLA4)

Job posted: 08/10/2020
Applications close: 22/10/2020 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $91,334 - $114,165

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/17342020

Reference: VG/17342020

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $91,334 - $114,165

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Act as a senior lawyer by providing expert advice and representation in complex civil matters.

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $91,334 - $114,165 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will act as a senior lawyer by providing expert advice and representation in complex civil law matters, primarily in the area of discrimination law. You will also assist the Program Manager to undertake strategic advocacy that promotes equality, particularly through law and policy reform.

You will play a role in supervising, training and mentoring lawyers and team members, and assist in the development of strategies to improve client services relating to the Equality Law Program.

About you:
You will have substantial knowledge and practical experience in civil law and relevant court and tribunal procedures, with extensive knowledge of equality and anti-discrimination law. You will be able to provide strategic advice on legal and policy issues relating to equality and demonstrate an understanding of the role of external stakeholders in the delivery of legal aid services.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive professional relationships and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, from a range of lived experiences and backgrounds including experiencing social and economic disadvantage, and stakeholders at all levels. You will be a team player with the ability to work collaboratively in working towards responding to the needs of clients. You will also demonstrate a commitment to promoting VLA's vision and values.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 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 salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

To protect your safety and the health and safety of our staff, interviews for this role will take place online. If shortlisted for an interview you will be provided with further information about the process.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Kamna Muddagouni, Acting Program Manager on (03) 9269 0515.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Thursday, 22 October 2020.

Senior Lawyer, Equality Law (VLA4)

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Full time

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Kamna Muddagouni, Acting Program Manager, Equality Law | (03) 9269 0515

Senior Lawyer, Equality Law (VLA4)