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Project Manager - Protection Visa Project

Circle Green Community Legal

Utilise your skills and experience to help vulnerable people. Be a key part of system change and reform across the refugee legal process. 


  • Full-time opportunity
  • Contract period to end of September 2025
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Additional paid leave – up to 10 days inclusive of public holidays over the Christmas/New Year period


Circle Green Community Legal (Circle Green) is a not-for-profit community legal centre providing state-wide specialist legal services in employment, workplace discrimination, residential tenancy law, family and domestic violence, and humanitarian services.

Our Purpose is to create a system, place, and space to ensure a safety net of best practice legal advice, education, and advocacy in our specialist fields.


Circle Green has been given an opportunity to expand our legal assistance to people applying for protection visas and appealing their refusal in the AAT and Federal Court Circuit.  We are looking for a Project Manager to be responsible for the implementation of, as well as providing leadership, management, and oversight of this project. 

Working to improve impact, this role is a champion of collaboration and will develop and manage relationships in the team and with key stakeholders including other community legal centres, Legal Aid, Law Access, private law firms, funders, peak bodies, and national networks.

They will also identify and support opportunities for internal collaboration with a focus on client outcomes and holistic service delivery.  This may include community legal education, law reform, funding opportunities and staff development opportunities.   

You will make a difference by:

  • Being responsible for Leadership and Project Management. Develop, execute and project manage the Visa, AAT, and JR project. 
  • Working with Leadership and Staff to build the project and be able to quickly execute the plan and deliver services.
  • Manage the workload of the legal staff of the project. Provide oversight, support, resource assessment and allocation to achieve legal practice deliverables, improve community impact and meet reporting requirements.
  • Strategic Legal Review and Advocacy. Monitor legislative changes and develop strategies to respond to those changes.
  • Community Legal Education. Oversee the development and promotion of Circle Green specialised community legal education resources in the relevant legal practice area, ensuring they are legally accurate (pursuant to the Risk Management Guidelines), effective and highly accessible.
  • Encourage and foster collaboration within Circle Green and with other holistic service providers.

For a full list of the position description and selection criteria, please view the position description attached.


The Project Management Lawyer is someone who loves to design and oversee the delivery of legal services, but who also has a background of providing legal assistance and services and deeply understand the requirements of this. 

Shortlisted candidates will have:


  • Experience in project management and leading a diverse team and delivering client outcomes in a complex service delivery environment.
  • Experience in law reform activities and managing pro bono and key stakeholder relationships. 
  • Experience in using data to deliver outcomes and design impact measurement tools.
  • A demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice issues.

Knowledge and skills

  • Ability to lead a legal practice, including awareness of relevant professional practice requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work innovatively in a dynamic environment.


  • Admitted to practice law in Western Australia and eligible to hold an unrestricted practicing certificate.
  • More than 5 years post admission experience

Join a team of passionate and diverse, like-minded individuals committed to creating accessible justice, and providing best practice legal services in our specialist field.

If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Human Resources at (08) 6148 3648 or by email to [email protected] using the subject line: Project Manager - Protection Visa Project enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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