- Job posted on: 18th May 2021
- Applications close:
An opportunity for an enthusiastic and diligent Managing Lawyer has become available to join our legal team in Melbourne.
knowmore is a nation-wide, free and independent mainstream community legal centre providing legal information, advice, representation and referrals, education and systemic advocacy for victims and survivors of child abuse.
knowmore uses a multidisciplinary model bringing together intake officers, lawyers, social workers and counsellors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement advisors and financial counsellors to provide trauma-informed, client-centred and culturally safe legal assistance to clients. Services are provided through a national phone line and face-to-face services in key locations, supported by a comprehensive program of outreach and community engagement across Australia. knowmore currently has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
This role provides high quality advice and representation to clients in relation to the legal issues arising from their experience of sexual abuse, including in relation to their redress options.
This role reports directly to the Principal Lawyer and leads a local legal team while working co-operatively with knowmore’s other teams, to ensure clients’ legal and related needs are identified and actioned in an effective and consistent way and all timelines are met.
The Managing Lawyer conducts regular file reviews and monitor and contribute to the development and continuous improvement of service delivery standards, policies and precedents. The role also represent knowmore’s legal practice in internal and external meetings and forums, developing collaborative working relationships with other service providers.
The role will involve intrastate and interstate travel to deliver services to clients on an outreach basis, and to undertake community engagement activities.
A competitive salary commensurate with the not for profit sector is offered together with the availability of salary packaging to achieve a tax effective total salary package. In addition to being a flexible workplace, knowmore offers 10% superannuation (0.5%above the SGC), a 37.5 -hour working week and 4 weeks annual leave, including annual leave loading.
Additionally, knowmore offers the ability to partially work from home to facilitate a balanced work life.
Further Information about knowmore is available at www.knowmore.org.au
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The role will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Records Check and a Working with Children Check.