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Employment and Workplace Discrimination Solicitor

Circle Green Community Legal

Application deadline extended to 11:59pm (AWST) on Monday, 29 November 2021.

About us

Circle Green Community Legal is a community legal centre in WA providing state-wide specialist legal services in employment, workplace discrimination, residential tenancy law, family and domestic violence, and migration services aimed at assisting people who are otherwise disadvantaged in their access to legal services.

Our vision is accessible justice. To create a system, place, and space to ensure a safety net of world-class legal advice, education, and advocacy in our specialist fields.

What we can offer

  • Level 6 (SCHADS) salary range between $93,000.71 and $97,105.18
  • 37.5 hour full-time working week
  • Part-time working arrangements considered
  • Generous salary packaging – PBI employees may be eligible forFBT exemptions which can decrease taxable income and increase take home pay
  • Long service leave after 5 years – of 8 and 2/3 weeks after each completed period of 7 years’ continuous employment, accessible (pro rata) after 5 years’ continuous employment
  • Additional paid leave – up to 10 days inclusive of public holidays over the Christmas/New Year period when the office closes
  • Great team culture and work-life balance

About the role

As a Solicitor within our Workplace team you will be involved in the delivery and supervision of our employment and workplace discrimination law services including telephone advice, in-house appointments, case work, representation, community legal education, and law reform.

The Workplace team provides legal assistance services to vulnerable and disadvantaged non-unionised WA workers on all aspects of employment and workplace discrimination law, including dismissal, wage theft, bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

The role presents an exciting and unique opportunity to work for a not-for-profit legal practice and make a real difference.

About you

You will be an energetic, confident, and passionate team member with the following knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • Admitted, or eligible for admission, as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of WA and eligible to hold an unrestricted WA practising certificate.
  • At least two years’ post admission experience in employment and workplace discrimination law.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring junior legal staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and convey complex concepts to people from diverse social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Ability to conduct case work and litigation, including advocacy skills.

For further information about the role and a full list of selection criteria, please see the attached Position Description.

If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Elisha Butt, Managing Solicitor – Workplace, on (08) 6148 3648 or by email to employment@circlegreen.org.au, using the subject line: Employment and Workplace Discrimination Solicitor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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