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BRQ Education, Engagement and Law Reform Officer

Basic Rights Queensland Inc


BRQ provides information, advice, advocacy and free legal services statewide in relation to social security, disability discrimination and women in the workplace. Advice is provided to all, casework, including representation, is provided only to vulnerable clients who are unable to advocate for themselves.

BRQ undertakes community legal education activities to assist people to understand their rights and legal processes and to provide community workers with the knowledge they need to support their clients through them.

BRQ are guided by the following Values:

  • Fairness
  • Access
  • Inclusion
  • Transparency
  • Respect
  • Responsiveness
  • Expertise


The BRQ Education, Engagement and Law Reform Officer will co-ordinate, create and deliver our community legal education activities and resources, stakeholder engagements and law reform activities. The role is responsible for meeting targets within our funding agreements and to identify and develop further opportunities for engagement in social security, discrimination and mental health legal issues


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the capacity to present, facilitate, network, discuss and meet.
  • High level skills and a willingness to adopt new technology relevant for online and in-person presentations and facilitation, resource development, data collection and practice management;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong and cooperative relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated understanding of administrative, civil and human rights legal issues (and favourably social security and disability discrimination);
  • Tertiary qualifications, particularly in law or legal studies, highly regarded;
  • Experience designing and delivering community legal education activities and resources, stakeholder engagements and law reform activities (and favourably having co-ordinated);
  • Existing networks within the sector, or capacity to quickly establish;
  • The ability to confidently handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner, and experience in responding to disclosures and the impact of vicarious trauma;
  • The ability to work flexibly within a team and communicate effectively with people at all levels to ensure smooth, efficient and on-time operation of the organisation;
  • High level of attention to detail and strong analytical skills including the ability to identify, analyse, interpret and respond to information, trends and issues;
  • Commitment to social justice principles, including an understanding of the issues and concerns faced by vulnerable people, cultural competence and an understanding of intersectionality; and
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel and a good working knowledge of IT systems and processes.


  • Generous Enterprise Agreement based on the SCHADS Award with above award conditions including two weeks additional paid leave for closure over the Christmas/New Year, salary packaging, and TOIL/Flex provisions.
  • Brisbane city location.
  • Supportive team culture and values-based environment

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To discuss the role please contact BRQ’s CEO, Kara Cook – [email protected] – using the subject line: BRQ Education, Engagement and Law Reform Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs. .

A position description is attached.

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