Regional Practice Lead - Civil Law & Human Rights

  • Victorian Aboriginal Legal Services
  • Warrnambool VIC, Australia
  • 08 Dec, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description

Salary Offering 100K -115K plus 11% superannuation


  • 17.5% Leave Loading
  • 5 extra days leave on top of 20 days annual leave 
  • Only required to work 35 hours per week, any extra hours worked will be calculated as your Time In Lieu (TOIL) – which you may use as additional leave hours
  • Access to company vehicles for any work-related trips
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900+ per FBT available via Maxxia



The Regional Practice Lead will have 4+ years of practical experience in civil law and act as a lead advocate for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people interacting with the civil justice system (multiple roles available)

  • Provide high quality legal services in Civil Law matters, including duty lawyer services, representation, advice and information to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria.
  •  Engage with Aboriginal community stakeholders to identify key community legal education (CLE) needs relevant to the regional and local context.
  •  Link with, and oversee the development of, partnerships and referral and support pathways within the Bendigo region to assist VALS clients with access to other legal assistance and services relevant to them. This includes oversight of Aboriginal client service officers (CSOs) and administrative support based at the VALS West Melbourne Office .  
  • The role holder will have the endorsement or is eligible to become a Panel Certifier on Victorian Legal Aid (VLA) Civil Law Panel. 

Hiring Locations: Warrnambool, Morwell, West Melbourne, Mildura


To apply for this opportunity, please provide:

  • A covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position.
  • A statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted. Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • Your resume detailing your education and professional experience and two referees.

Please submit your application to using the subject line: POSITION TITLE

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Victorian Aboriginal Legal Services

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Legal services