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Managing Solicitor - Homeless Persons' Legal Service

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Play a leadership role in a dynamic public interest law practice.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is a community legal centre that works for social justice by driving changes to laws, policies and practices that cause or entrench disadvantage.

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with legal assistance, advice and representation, to protect their human rights and progress our vision of a community where everyone has a safe and secure home. HPLS also addresses the causes of homelessness through strategic policy advocacy.

HPLS operates free legal outreach clinics at host agencies that provide services to people who are experiencing homelessness in inner-Sydney, Western Sydney and the Hunter region. These clinics are primarily staffed by solicitors from private law firms acting pro bono, with supervision and support from the HPLS in-house team.

The HPLS consumer advisory committee, StreetCare, empowers people with lived experience of homelessness to initiate, inform and influence positive change. The group also helps drive our policy priorities.

The HPLS Managing Solicitor leads this important work.

The position requires an experienced lawyer with the ability lead a diverse team of legal and non-legal staff and volunteers and manage a busy community legal practice. You will need high-level interpersonal skills and a solid understanding of issues facing people experiencing homelessness.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Enquiries should be directed to Jonathon Hunyor via jhunyor@piac.asn.au, using the subject line: Managing Solicitor - Homeless Persons' Legal Service enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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