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Legal Education Officer

Employer: Rule of Law Institute of Australia
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Education & Training, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 17 January, 2019.
Applications close: 22 February, 2019. (Expired)

Organisational Information

The Rule of Law Institute of Australia and its sister institute, Australia’s Magna Carta Institute, is an independent, politically non-partisan and Not-For-Profit education body established in 2009 to uphold the rule of law in Australia.

The Institute aims to promote discussion on important principles which underpin the rule of law. In achieving this, the Institute operates legal education programs and initiatives to provide young people with an understanding of the importance of rule of law principles and how they relate to contemporary issues. The Institute employs teachers and lawyers to coordinate legal education programs which include school visits, teachers training and court excursions.

The Institute’s aims and objectives are

  • To foster the rule of law in Australia.
  • To promote good governance in Australia by the rule of law
  • To encourage truth and transparency in Australian Federal and State governments, and government departments and agencies
  • To reduce the complexity, arbitrariness and uncertainty of Australian laws and their administrative application.

It further engages with the community and government by commenting on Bills before Parliament, writing media articles and reports and speaking at conferences. Key areas of focus are the maintenance of the separation of powers, restricting the use of retrospective legislation, the presumption of innocence and access to justice.

The Role

The Legal Education Officer plays an important and diverse role in the day to day operations of the organisation. This is a part-time role (with the option to expand in the future).

Key components of the role require the Legal Education Officer to:

  • Assist with the development of new and existing legal education resources
  • Respond to legal developments and prepare submissions to government
  • Attend court facilities and schools to deliver legal education programs
  • Work in close collaboration with a passionate team to expand and develop the organisation’s educational services.

Role Structure

This role will be offered to a successful applicant on a contract of employment for 12 months commencing in February 2019. This role would suit a young professional with initiative and determination or an experienced professional who enjoys flexibility and seeing results of their work. As a NFP organisation, we are looking for a resilient, flexible and independent person who can adapt to working in a changing environment. Remuneration will be negotiated with the successful applicant in line with skills and experience.

Selection Criteria


  • Passionate about, and enthusiastic to promote the important principles of the Rule of Law.
  • Formal qualifications in law or a related discipline.
  • Experience in teaching and/or education in the primary/secondary/tertiary/vocational sectors.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a small team.
  • Demonstrated higher order writing skills and/or development of educational materials
  • Holds a valid (or can obtain) a working with children check.
  • Possesses a good working knowledge of computer platforms and software.


  • Formal qualifications in education or related discipline.
  • Experience in project management.

Work Location

The location for the position is Macquarie Street in the Sydney CBD with the expectation of visiting courts and schools throughout metropolitan Sydney and occasionally interstate and in regional areas.

How to apply for this job

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