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Research Assistant

University of Technology Sydney

Anti-Slavery Australia, in the University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law, is recruiting for a Research Assistant to support the Department of Social Services funded project, Sexual Violence Prevention – Sexual violence and forced marriage prevention. It is one of three roles being recruited to support this ambitious, ground-breaking project to develop a research-informed, human-rights response to forms of modern slavery that take place within the home, including domestic servitude and forced marriage.

Anti-Slavery Australia (Anti-Slavery) is dedicated to eliminating human trafficking and slavery in Australia. The Centre engages in research, policy development, and evaluation of Australia’s anti people trafficking responses and related issues. Anti-Slavery has an active role in community awareness raising of all forms of slavery and also provides practical legal training for graduating law students as well as internship placement opportunities for law students engaged in law elective subjects and volunteers, including from the Brennan Leadership and Justice Program.

The Research Assistant will play a critical role in ensuring the effective and efficient day to day support of the project including event support, external engagement and data management.

Note: Anti-Slavery Australia is also recruiting two additional roles- Research Officer and Research Fellow. For more details on these opportunities, please view the job advertisements on the UTS job board.

If successful in applying for this role, you will:

  • Assist in the administration of the project including data management
  • Support the creation of an age and culturally appropriate online youth forum, run in part by champions, ASA staff and selected professionals
  • Support the development of a champions program to promote gender equality through social media channels and communities
  • Support the development of a co-designed community engagement strategy between community workers from partner organisations and ASA
  • Participate in the training of key community workers to equip them to engage on issues of bodily autonomy, relationships, forced marriage and modern slavery. Resources will be developed for community workers to support trauma-informed support

With examples, please outline in a separate document how you meet the following seven key selection criteria points:

  • Knowledge of modern slavery, forced marriage and servitude.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, initiative and demonstrate confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy in all dealings.
  • Excellent attention to detail, especially with regards to technical/ legal documents and language.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills including planning, coordinating, reviewing project activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and build relationships with a range of individuals and groups, and people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • High level written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computing skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and online forum platforms such as Zoom, and experience in organising digital seminars or similar events.

Remuneration & Benefits

Casual Rate: $57.56 - $62.32 per hour (HEW 6)

This role attracts 10% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

This position is 2 or 2.5 days per week (please indicate your preference) and appointment will be made on a casual contract.

How to Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC202885.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au, using the subject line: Research Assistant enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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