Employment

ECLC is currently recruiting for two positions:

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Managing Lawyer

Join ECLC’s growing team as their Managing Lawyer (Outer East).

  • Senior management opportunity
  • 12 month contract, 0.8 or FT
  • Work between Boronia & Healesville

The Organisation

Eastern Community Legal (ECLC) has been working with individuals and communities for over 40 years to resolve legal problems and improve laws and legal processes.

ECLC ensure legal assistance is available to those in the community experiencing disadvantage who would otherwise not have access to a lawyer whilst prioritising services and targeting programs to the most vulnerable people in the Eastern region of Melbourne.

The Role

As one of two managing lawyers within the ECLC team you will work closely with the Director Legal Services/Principal Lawyer to manage the legal practice. You will provide leadership, mentoring and support to the legal services team and engage with the community through a combination of direct legal services, community legal education and development projects.

In this role you will have the opportunity to add significant value to the legal practice through positive engagement with staff, volunteers, other agencies and community members.

Skills Required

Specifically you will have;

  • Proven leadership and management experience in the community sector
  • Broad legal practice experience at a senior level
  • An ability to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and partnership skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing demands
  • An  interest in and connection to the community legal sector

If you want to work with a progressive and growing community legal centre providing vital legal services to Melbourne East’s most vulnerable people, please click apply, submitting your cover letter and resume in MS Word format, quoting reference #33824 or call Emma Adams for more information on 03 8319 4090.


Senior Community Lawyer

Join ECLC as the Senior Community Lawyer in the outer east legal team.

  • Senior role within a growing team
  • Ongoing role, FT or 0.8
  • Mainly based from Boronia

The Organisation

Eastern Community Legal (ECLC) has been working with individuals and communities for over 40 years to resolve legal problems and improve laws and legal processes.

ECLC ensure legal assistance is available to those in the community experiencing disadvantage who would otherwise not have access to a lawyer whilst prioritising services and targeting programs to the most vulnerable people in the Eastern region of Melbourne.

The Role

As a key member of the legal team you will provide direct legal services to centre clients. Utilising your considerable experience in diverse areas of law, you will engage with the community through a combination of direct legal, community legal education and development projects.

You will work closely with the Managing Lawyer to provide leadership, mentoring and support to the legal services team in the delivery of high quality legal services to disadvantaged members of the community in the Outer East/Yarra Ranges.

Skills Required

Specifically you will have;

  • Senior level legal experience in a broad range of areas, particularly family law and generalist legal advice
  • The capacity to engage in supportive and constructive mentoring
  • An awareness of the relationship between casework and community development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • An interest in and connection to the community legal sector

If you want to work with a progressive and growing community legal centre providing vital legal services to Melbourne East’s most vulnerable people, please click apply, submitting your cover letter and resume in MS Word format, quoting reference #33823 or call Emma Adams for more information on 03 83194090.


The terms and conditions governing employment at ECLC are contained in the ECLC Enterprise Agreement 2013-2016 and applicable legislation.

 

 

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