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General Solicitor
Illawarra Legal Centre Inc

ILLAWARRA LEGAL CENTRE - GENERAL LAW SERVICE
Full time role: 35 hours per week, 9-month contract to 9 May 2025, with possible role extension

REMUNERATION: $102245 - $106877.16 (PRO RATED)

LOCATION: WOLLONGONG

WHO IS ILC?
Illawarra Legal Centre Inc (ILC) has a philosophy of making law accessible to those who are disadvantaged in our society due to a lack of finances, education, English language proficiency and those people generally considered in poverty.

ILC’s people are dedicated, driven, person-focused and committed to ILC’s Values of People First, Relationships, Access and Opportunity, Fairness and Responsibility. The principles of social justice and human rights underpin our work.

ILC is seeking a Solicitor to join our community legal centre, General Law service. See full job description attached.

To learn more about ILC visit - www.illawarralegalcentre.org.au

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Illawarra Legal Centre’s (ILC) Generalist Solicitors provide free legal services to people living in the Illawarra Region. ILC is committed to assisting people to access their legal rights.

The Generalist Solicitor provides advice, casework and community legal education across a range of legal areas including employment, road traffic offences, discrimination, and generalist law, prioritising clients experiencing social and economic disadvantage.

This position is primarily based at ILC’s office based in Wollongong. The position will require travel to outreach locations, across the Illawarra and occasional out of hours work to support evening advice

Details

Applications CloseJuly 23, 2024
Job Board
Job CategoryLegal
Job FieldLegal
Employment BasisContract, Full Time
Salary Range$100K - $120K
LocationWollongong / Shoalhaven

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Essential Criteria

Essential Criteria

1.     Immediately eligible to hold a practicing certificate issued by the Law Society of NSW.

2.     Demonstrated experience providing legal services to people who have experienced social and/ or economic disadvantage.

3.     Self-management skills with strong attention to detail, and ability to work to deadlines while delivering high quality services.

4.     Excellent all round communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully in a way that can be understood by our clients.

5.     Effective interpersonal skills including being a team player, open to feedback, critical thinking and problem solving, self-confidence, and flexibility.

Other Information

About ILC and our benefits
•   A clear commitment to providing a safe, welcoming workplace. We provide equal opportunities   regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

•   A flexible work environment, including work from the office and home (after probationary period)

•   5 weeks annual leave, plus 17.5% leave loading (pro rated)

•   Salary Sacrifice

•   Additional week off over Christmas/ New Year, in addition to annual leave

•   Generous personal leave entitlements

•   Access to Employee Assistance Program

•   Continued training and professional development opportunities

How to Apply

Applications should state the job role and be addressed to:

Louise Farroway

Coordinator

lfarroway@illawarralegalcentre.org.au Applications close 23 July 2024.

Your application should be no longer than 5 pages, and should include your resume, a cover letter, and must include information addressing the Essential Criteria in the job description to be considered.

Successful applicants will be notified of interview times and method via email. Unfortunately, unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

Illawarra Legal Centre Inc

Website http://www.illawarralegalcentre.org.au