Aboriginal Legal Officer

Job Reference No:

Surry Hills

Reference No: Surry Hills

Tenants' Union of NSW

Applications Closing: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 00:00

This position will make a critical difference to housing outcomes for Aboriginal renters in NSW.  Your work will involve giving advice, engaging in litigation, undertaking research, policy development and training to the four front line Aboriginal Tenant Advice and Advocacy Services in NSW.

You will concentrate on contract and land law.  The practice also works in consumer, anti-discrimination, administrative, environmental, and credit and debt law.

 

You will be part of a supportive team of lawyers and a network of Aboriginal advocates.

 

Our office is located in Surry Hills, Sydney, close to Central train station. You will also be expected to travel within New South Wales from time to time.

 

Salary range $84,775 to $96,507 per annum pro rata, plus super, salary packaging and generous conditions. We are a flexible, family friendly workplace.

 

For a job description, selection criteria and background information please visit tenants.org.au/tu/employment.  Applications must address the selection criteria and attach a resume. Please email your application to recruitment@tenants.org.au

 

 

Details
Category: Legal
Field: Legal
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Sydney CBD
About us

The Tenants Union works towards a society in which people in NSW can access safe, secure and affordable rental housing.  We are a Community Legal Centre specialising in housing law and the peak organisation for tenants in NSW. We use a strategic mix of legal action, education, policy solutions and advocacy to make a difference in the lives of people who rent. In undertaking our work, we help people and communities understand their rights and take action to defend their rights and the rights of others.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

 

  1. Hold or eligible to hold, a current NSW practising certificate
  2. Advocacy experience in courts or tribunals
  3. Negotiation experience
  4. Ability to manage a high volume litigation and advice practice
  5. Effective written and verbal communication skills (including cross-cultural communication)
  6. Good knowledge of tenancy law, particularly the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) and its operations within NSW
  7. Commitment and ability to provide accessible legal services to Aboriginal clients
  8. Computer literacy
  9. Ability to work independently and in a team
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  1. Experience as an advocate in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  2. Experience in a community legal centre or relevant community organisation
  3. Experience delivering peer education
  4. Experience of supervision of staff or volunteers
Contact details
Contact Name: Julie Foreman
Contact Email: julie.foreman@tenantsunion.org.au
Contact Phone: 0281173700
How to apply

For a job description, selection criteria and background information please visit tenants.org.au/tu/employment.  Applications must address the selection criteria and attach a resume. Please email your application to recruitment@tenants.org.au

 

For further information:

Julie Foreman, Executive Officer, Tenants’ Union 8117 3701

Michelle Craig, Aboriginal Resource Unit 4312 6747

Applications close 5pm Friday 23 August 2019.

Date posted: 24 July 2019

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