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Solicitor - Policing Family Violence

Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre

The Policing Family Violence Solicitor provides advice and casework for family violence survivor/victims experiencing police duty failures. This includes where police fail to protect or cause harm. The Policing Family Violence Solicitor will act as a point of contact for client intake, and provide information, advice and ongoing case work for clients.

You will work closely with the Advocacy Coordinator and the Police Accountability Project team as a core part of the Policing Family Violence - Changing the Story Project.

This is a four-day (0.8EFT or 30 hour per week) part-time contract position. $81,685 to $87,945 (pro rata), plus the benefits of tax-free salary packaging and family friendly, flexitime, partial Work From Home and time in lieu arrangements. The position is a 10-month contract with intention to extend depending upon funding.

We also offer Christmas and New Year shut-down leave, an Employee Assistance Program; learning and professional development opportunities; and a working environment that is supportive, friendly, collaborative and values driven. We share a strong commitment to social justice.

THE CONTEXT:

Policing Family Violence: Changing the Story is an interrogated partnership project that drives collaborative, sector-based advocacy for law reform and police accountability. It combines legal assistance and outreach support directly to family violence survivors experiencing police duty failures, documenting evidence and conducting multi-level strategic advocacy and legal education. It is funded via the Legal Service Board and the Integrated Services Fund.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural, linguistic and refugee backgrounds, people of all ages, gender diverse people and LGBTIQ people. We welcome applications from people with a diversity of backgrounds and lived experience of the issues we work on.

Any queries about this position or for a confidential discussion, please contact Gregor Husper, Principal Solicitor on 03 9376 4355 or at Gregor@fkclc.org.au using the subject line: Senior Litigation Lawyer - Policing Family Violence enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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