- Job posted on: 5th Oct 2021
- Applications close:
WEstjustice is a leading community legal centre providing free services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. From our offices in Footscray, Werribee and Sunshine and through our outreach services we provide advice, representation and education on a broad range of issues including employment, discrimination, consumer disputes, tenancy, credit and debt, family disputes, family violence, criminal law, infringements, children’s law and more.
WEstjustice believes in a just and fair society where the law and its processes do not discriminate against people experiencing vulnerability. We provide free legal education, undertake law reform activities and work in partnership with their local communities to deliver projects that improve access to justice.
Our purpose is to service the legal needs in the West in a way that addresses the systemic nature of disadvantage.
This is an exciting time to be joining WEstjustice and leading this dynamic program. Working with the Director of Strategy - Mortgage Wellbeing Service, you will be responsible for leading the expansion of our Mortgage Wellbeing Service from its western suburbs catchment into a Victorian state-wide legal centre. You will oversee the legal and financial counselling practices and facilitate best practice to create opportunities to be at the forefront of new and improved ways in which we can work with clients to improve service delivery models and advocate for real and effective change.
The Mortgage Wellbeing Service Team is based at our Werribee office. You will manage a well-regarded team of legal practitioners and financial counsellors, as well as social work partnerships, to provide legal, financial and health services to a range of clients experiencing mortgage stress.
In addition to direct service delivery, you will lead the team’s reform agenda to promote systemic change and improve accessibility, laws and processes for people experiencing mortgage stress. You will also manage relationships with a range of stakeholders that includes partners, governments and potential funders.
Working closely with the CEO you will collaborate and contribute to the wider organisational strategy to ensure best practice, accountability and impact.
We are therefore looking for a person who is ready to help WEstjustice reform, change and, at times, disrupt the current systems to create better life outcomes for our communities in the West and greater Victoria.
You will be qualified in law and have experience as a senior member of a legal team, leading and managing staff with the ability to hold a Principal Practising Certificate. Fundraising, budget management ability to think “outside the square” is advantageous. Your background may come from a private law firm, a legal aid commission or community legal services.
You will also have:
A copy of the position description is available below.
Please call An Huynh on 03 9749 7720 for a confidential discussion.
Salary range - $108,000 – $114,000 per annum (depending on experience), plus employer funded superannuation in accordance with Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth). In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).
The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check and a Police Check or be prepared to apply for both.
Applicants must possess the right to work in Australia.
WEstjustice is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTIQ-identifying people.