- Job posted on: 3rd May 2022
- Applications close:
Social Security Rights Victoria (SSRV) is an independent, state-wide community legal centre that specialises in social security and related law, policy and procedure. Our vision is for a fair and just society in which all people are able to receive a guaranteed adequate income in order to enjoy a decent standard of living. SSRV’s contribution to this vision is the provision of legal services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians, and those who support them, which assist them to secure and protect their right to equitable social security entitlements.
The Principal Lawyer provides leadership and works collaboratively as part of a small but growing team in a state-wide, specialist community legal centre.
The Principal Lawyer oversees SSRV’s legal practice, undertakes legal casework, advocacy and representation services, and contributes to stakeholder engagement, community legal education and legal policy activities. As the most senior lawyer in the organisation, it is expected that the Principal Lawyer will take on more complex legal matters and lead strategic casework and advocacy.
The position reports to and works co-operatively with the SSRV Director.
For inquiries about the position please contact SSRV Director on (03) 9481 0299.
Please see attached position description.