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Director, Public Affairs and Communications Division

Employer: Law Council of Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Communications & Marketing, Legal & Human Rights, Management, Media & Arts
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 16 April, 2019.
Applications close: 10 May, 2019.

  • Senior Leadership opportunity
  • Full-time position  
  • Three year contract

The Law Council of Australia is the peak national representative body of the Australian legal profession. Since 1933 the Law Council has represented State and Territory law societies, bar associations and their members at a national level, promoting the administration and access of justice, and improvement of law.

Director, Public Affairs and Communications Division

The Director will provide high level advice and assistance to the Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive and Directors by leading the development and management of the Law Council’s advocacy, media, representation, public relations, communications and publishing functions. This is a senior role designed to manage and lead the Public Affairs and Communications team.

A position description is attached and is also available from the Law Council’s website at Salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

How to apply for this job

Applications are to be emailed to, using the subject line: Director, Public Affairs and Communications Division application via EthicalJobsby 5.00pm, Friday 10 May 2019.  Candidates are asked to provide a cover letter, a maximum of two pages, outlining your interest and suitability in the role, together with your CV and names of two referees. For a confidential discussion, please contact the Chief Operating Officer, Ms Frances Lomas on or 02 6246 3788.

The Law Council is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTI+ people, women, mature age workers, people with disability and people from all cultural backgrounds.

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