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Manager - Launceston

Launceston Community Legal Centre

WHO WE ARE

The Launceston Community Legal Centre provides free legal support, education, information, referrals and advice to all persons and communities in need. We promote social justice by improving access to the legal system.

The Launceston Community Legal Centre Inc. (LCLC) was established in 1986 as the Northern Community Welfare Rights Service to provide free legal advice to anyone in the community. We have operated as the Launceston Community Legal Centre Inc. since December 1991. The LCLC is a not-for-profit association, incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1964.

We provide one-off legal advice to clients across general legal matters, employment or unfair dismissal issues, family law, welfare rights and disability discrimination. We also provide guidance to clients who are self-represented litigants.

The LCLC runs the Legal Literacy Volunteer Program, promoting document literacy and problem solving in communities. Training is provided to (non-lawyer) volunteers to help others to work through issues before they require legal advice or intervention. Volunteers gain basic knowledge about the law and legal systems and undertake the role of advocate in the community. The legal literacy program empowers communities to address problems before legal intervention is required. Clients are referred for legal advice (when needed) to the LCLC, or other free legal services.

The LCLC also provides Community Legal Education and outreach services to a range of communities throughout North-East Tasmania.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Based in Launceston, the Manager will provide excellent management of the LCLC’s staff and programs and be a leader through cross-sector collaboration in the free legal sector. The role is .8 FTE (four-day week). Conditions and remuneration are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2020. The position is anticipated to be classified as Social and community services employee level 8, pay point 1. (indicative range: $110,000 - $119,000 pro rata)

WHAT YOU WILL BRING

Selection Criteria (1)

  • Understanding of the issues affecting communities in North-East Tasmania, and in Tasmania in general
  • Understanding of the issues addressed by the free Legal Centre sector in Australia
  • Experience in identifying and fostering collaborative relationships
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal communication and high-level writing skills
  • Enthusiasm for innovation
  • Strong skills in strategic leadership and program management
  • Demonstrated financial and business administration skills

REQUIREMENTS

Selection Criteria (2)

  • Skills, knowledge, experience, qualification and/or training relevant to management in the free legal sector
  • While qualification in a relevant degree and substantial post graduate experience is preferred, lesser formal qualifications together with considerable skills and (diverse) experience through employment, will be considered
  • Legal qualification or experience in legal services is desirable, but not essential
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Current Registration to Work With Vulnerable People (TAS)

THE BENEFITS

The LCLC achieves great outcomes for people and communities in Northern Tasmania. The positive culture of the LCLC, our strong performance and high standards ensure that working for LCLC engenders pride and high levels of job satisfaction. With a new Strategic Plan being developed, there is the opportunity to inform and drive future direction and ensure the Centre is inclusive, and adaptable to changing community needs and capacities.

Launceston is a large regional city in the north of Tasmania, with enviable lifestyle advantages.

Some flexibility in working conditions may be negotiated. Salary packaging is available.

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

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about this role, please refer to the position description (attached below) or contact Co-Chair of the Board of Management: Philip Doyle, on 0437 148 927.

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