Community Legal Education & Community Engagement Officer (Part-time)

South West Sydney Legal Centre Inc.

Applications Closing: Monday, January 6, 2020 - 09:00

We are searching for an individual with legal qualifications to progress, coordinate and deliver our Community Legal Education and Community Engagement services and initiatives to our community.  You must have demonstrated CLE presentation skills and community engagement skills, a commitment to social justice, with a pro active approach to your work.


Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills will be required to manage and develop our CLE and community engagement activities with our legal team, the community and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. You must be able to use your own vehicle for work when required.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Category: Community Development, Legal, Training & Education
Field: Education & Training, Legal, Community
Employment basis: Part-time
Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000
Job Location: South West Sydney
About us

South West Sydney Legal Centre is a not for profit organisation established in 1986 delivering free legal services in South West Sydney to those disadvantaged by social and economic circumstances. The Centre also provides legal, support and case management services to women and children who have experienced family and domestic violence. We are known for our proactive and energetic approach to service delivery and community engagement initiatives.


This position provides the opportunity for rewarding and constructive engagement on both professional and community levels.

Position details

Tertiary qualifications in law

Essential Selection Criteria:
  1. Demonstrated understanding of law and legal processes relevant to those experiencing social or economic disadvantaged
  2. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, social justice issues, particularly for CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and for those experiencing social, economic and cultural disadvantage and lack of access to legal services
  3. Understanding of cross cultural issues, particularly for CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault or family break down
  4. Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate community legal education initiatives
  5. Demonstrated high level liaison and networking skills.
  6. Demonstrated work management skills including the capacity to prioritise, manage and balance short and long term tasks and projects
  7. Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to provide presentations and effective oral and written communications to a diverse range of audiences.
  8. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  9. Demonstrated ability to work in an electronic environment including the use of word processing, email and web browsing tools, multimedia and social media and the capacity to acquire a working knowledge of the SWSLC client database system.
  10. Current driver’s license and capacity to use own vehicle for work related purposes
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  1. Fluency in a community language other than English
  2. Sound knowledge of the Liverpool, Fairfield and Canterbury-Bankstown LGAs particularly within the context of community and legal services.
Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Alison Shave
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 9601 7777
How to apply
  • Visit our website and click on the “Contact/Work with us” tab at the top of the landing page for a copy of the position description.
  • Send your covering letter, resume and a document detailing how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria to
  • Please address the selection criteria in full. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
Date posted: 26 November 2019

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