- Regional TAS > Launceston & North East
- Job posted on: 7th Jun 2022
- Applications close:
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.
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)
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.
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.