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Senior Policy Adviser


Employer: Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Legal & Human Rights, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 22 September, 2017.
Applications close: 16 October, 2017. (Expired)

About us / The Federation of Community Legal Centres

  • Join a leading peak body to drive strategic sector and social justice policy
  • Be part of leading systemic change, including law reform and strategic advocacy
  • Make a big impact in a small team advancing justice for the community
  • Full-time, 12-month contract, $75 - $80,000 per annum, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging  

The Federation of Community Legal Centres is the peak body for 49 community legal centres (CLCs) across Victoria. We support our members to provide independent community-based legal services and advocate for social justice and a fair legal system.

We stand up and speak out on key issues of social and economic justice – from fighting for human rights and equality to pushing for fairer tenancy laws and better family violence protections.  

The role

This is a pivotal role responsible for policy development and strategic advocacy on issues impacting the community legal sector, access to justice and fair laws and policies for the Victorian community.  

You’ll work closely with our leadership team and our members to help us choose key issues to campaign and advocate on, focusing on systemic changes that will help us create a better, fairer society.

Skills Required

You’re a strategic thinker, who is passionate about social justice, and has excellent policy and advocacy skills. You’re:  

  • Highly strategic and a creative problem solver
  • An excellent communicator, who can write for multiple audiences and platforms
  • A sharp analytical thinker
  • Able to prove a track record of providing authoritative and strategic policy advice
  • Highly organised, with flexibility to prioritise a range of competing demands and work to deadlines under pressure
  • A great networker, who builds relationships and would collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders including members, community sector partners, policy-makers and political decision-makers
  • Experienced in being a part of social justice campaigns
How to apply for this job

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