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Executive Director

Refugee and Immigration Legal Service

Lead our expansion 

RAILS is ready for the next step forwards! No one else in Queensland does the work we do. We have a great team of solicitors, migration agents, and support staff. We work from a social justice basis.

Who are we? RAILS is an independent community legal centre which has been providing free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people since 1980. It is the only community legal centre in Queensland that specialises in refugee and immigration law. RAILS works closely with other community organisations to provide a network of support for the most vulnerable clients.

What do we do? RAILS provides free immigration advice and, in appropriate cases, ongoing representation, referrals to other community organisations, government agencies or private practitioners; encourages and supports preventative approaches to legal problem solving through the development of culturally appropriate community legal education programs; initiates and participates in law reform activities; and provides training and support to volunteers.

Who do we need? We are seeking an Executive Director who will be based in West End, Brisbane. You will provide leadership to our dedicated team of staff and volunteers and oversee delivery of high quality services to our clients. RAILS has ambitions to grow and develop in the near future and you will be critical in driving this forward.

To be successful in this role, a candidate should have experience in managing a complex workload, with many competing priorities. The Executive Director needs to be an effective leader and manager, with experience of managing staff in a professional service delivery environment. The role also requires a high level of experience in management of organisational finances, human resource management and oversight of compliance and policy obligations, as well as the ability to represent RAILS with funders, peer-organisations, to government, media and across a range of external forums.

RAILS provides a rewarding and diverse working environment and an opportunity to deliver real change for our clients and our community. The Executive Director role offers a genuine challenge for anyone seeking to put their high-level management skills to work in delivering justice for some of the most disadvantaged people in Queensland.

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