Position available: Senior Litigation Lawyer – Policing Family Violence

This exciting position will drive strategic, public interest litigation for family violence survivors experiencing police duty failures and/or police accountability issues. They will provide advice, legal assistance and representation to family violence survivors experiencing police duty failures and/or police accountability issues, and will contribute to the overall strategic direction of the project.

The Senior litigation Lawyer – policing Family Violence will:

  • Play a central role in collaborative sector advocacy for systemic police accountability and just outcomes for survivors.
  • Provide advice and representation in strategic, public interest civil litigation for family violence survivors experiencing police duty failures and/or police accountability issues.
  • Work closely with the Advocacy Coordinator- Family Violence and the Outreach Support Worker based at Flat Out Inc. to support survivors undertaking public advocacy.
  • Manage and build strong and effective relationships with pro-bono partners, law firms and barristers and other organisational supports.

About the Role:

You will be a committed and experienced lawyer with a passion for systemic and survivor-centric advocacy and social change, supporting survivors in achieving police accountability. You will work closely with the Advocacy Coordinator and the whole Police Accountability Project team as a core part of the Policing Family Violence – Changing the Story Project.

This is a four-day (0.8EFT or 30 hour per week) part-time contract position. $95,978 (pro rata), plus the benefits of tax-free salary packaging and family friendly, flexitime, partial Work From Home and time in lieu arrangements. The position is a 12-month contract with intention to extend for a second year.

We also offer Christmas and New Year shut-down leave, an Employee Assistance Program; learning and professional development opportunities; and a working environment that is supportive, friendly, collaborative and values driven. We share a strong commitment to social justice.

The Context:

Policing Family Violence: Changing the Story is an integrated partnership project that drives collaborative, sector-based advocacy for law reform and police accountability. It combines legal assistance and outreach support directly to family violence survivors experiencing police duty failures, documenting evidence and conducting multi-level strategic advocacy and legal education. It is funded via the Legal Service Board and the Integrated Services Fund.

How to apply:

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural, linguistic and refugee backgrounds, people of all ages, gender diverse people and LGBTIQ people. We welcome applications from people with a diversity of backgrounds and lived experience of the issues we work on.

Any queries about this position or for a confidential discussion, please contact Gregor Husper, Principal Solicitor on 03 9376 4355 or at Gregor@fkclc.org.au

Applications must include a current CV and address selection criteria 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9. Responses to key selection criteria are to be no more than 2 pages in length.

The position has no closing date. Please apply as soon as possible and all applicants will be notified of next steps.

Please download the Position Description(PDF)  for more detail – or see the listing on Ethical Jobs


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