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Project Manager - Circle Green Community Legal

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We are seeking a community-oriented Project Manager to lead our Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Legal Services Project. Circle Green Community Legal is the lead agency delivering the Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Legal Services Project in Western Australia.

  • Full-time (1.0FTE) or part-time position (0.8FTE) for a Project Manager to lead our Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Legal Services Project.
  • Salary range $92,842 - $96,959 (pro-rata) plus superannuation, additional end of year paid leave, generous salary sacrifice provisions and excellent employee conditions.

About Circle Green

Circle Green Community Legal is a community legal centre providing workplace, humanitarian, tenancy and family and domestic violence legal advice, further assistance, representation, advocacy, community legal education, referrals, outreach, and support.

Circle Green Community Legal services include a state-wide telephone service, face to face client interviews, casework, clinics and outreach legal advice, education sessions, legal resources, law reform submissions, and collaborative partnerships with legal and non-legal organisations.

Circle Green Community Legal is a growing community legal centre offering its staff job stability and development and training opportunities, with clear career progression pathways.

About the Project

In its May 2021 Budget, the Commonwealth announced it would be providing $5.514 million in funding to Western Australia over a four-year period (2021-22 to 2024-2025) for the provision of legal assistance services for people experiencing workplace sexual harassment or discrimination. Specifically, in response to Recommendation 53 of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.

Recommendation 53: All Australian governments provide increased and recurrent funding to community legal centres, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, and legal aid commissions to provide legal advice and assistance to vulnerable workers who experience sexual harassment, considering the needs of workers facing intersectional discrimination.

Circle Green Community Legal is the lead agency delivering the Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Legal Services Project (Project) in Western Australia.

Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Legal Services - Project Objectives

  • Identifying current or emerging legal need;
  • Developing responsive intake pathways;
  • Delivering legal advice and legal assistance services;
  • Delivering community legal education;
  • Developing pro bono resources;
  • Capacity building within the legal assistance sector; and
  • Undertaking project outcomes measurement, impact, and evaluation.

The Position – Project Manager (Level 6)

You will be primarily involved in overseeing, coordinating, implementing, communicating, and collaborating to achieve the Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Legal Services Project, reporting to the CEO and Managing Solicitor. You will also be involved in the direct supervision and management of an Administration Assistant and Contractors, as required.

Responsibilities include:

Project Management and Delivery

  • Lead the Project in consultation with Project Working Group members, Circle Green staff, and stakeholders;
  • Develop, monitor, and implement the Project Plan, including all elements of the Project proposal and responding to changing contexts as required;
  • Ensure the Project is managed and delivered efficiently, effectively, on time, and within budget– achieving Project Objectives;
  • Engage, coordinate, and manage contracts with stakeholders, consultants, vendors, and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables;
  • Support other Circle Green Community Legal staff and volunteers in contributing to the Project;
  • Develop and implement Project related materials with the support of Circle Green staff; and
  • Other duties as directed from time to time.

Engagement and Collaboration

  • Work closely with and receive guidance from the Managing Solicitor - Workplace in relation to the needs and requirements of the legal practice to achieve the Project;
  • Engage community service providers, obtaining and supporting their active engagement in the Project;
  • Support the Project Working Group; and
  • In consultation with members, identify, develop, and deliver project activities, events, and training to meet the project’s objectives.

Representation and advocacy

  • Represent Circle Green and the sector effectively in external forums; and
  • Participate in community legal sector forums and projects as needed.

Team Responsibilities

  • Implement Circle Green Community Legal policies and procedures and act in accordance with the organisation’s mission and values;
  • Participate in relevant Circle Green Community Legal team meetings and planning and review activities; and
  • Carry out other duties, consistent with the role, as directed by the Managing Solicitor - Workplace or CEO.

The Person

We are seeking a dynamic individual who is a ‘connector’, enjoys finding solutions for complex problems and is interested in making a significant difference to the Western Australian community legal sector and the clients that we serve. We are seeking a Project Manager on a full-time (1 FTE) or part-time (0.8 FTE) basis. This is an exciting opportunity to positively impact the delivery and access to Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Legal Services across Western Australia.

Selection Criteria

Credentials

  • Qualifications and/or significant experience in a relevant area such as law, project management, social work, community work or equivalent experience.

Skills and Experience

  • A strong track record of successfully managing projects, inclusive of development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting, preferably in the community sector;
  • Ability to cultivate strong relationships with proven experience in successfully consulting and engaging internal and external stakeholders in collaborative initiatives;
  • Ability to meet project deliverables and deadlines, adapting quickly and effectively to changing contexts;
  • Manage project staff and support the contribution and engagement of others involved in a project;
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated experience in writing project reports; and
  • Commitment to social justice and human rights.

Desirable

  • Understanding of legal practice legal professional requirements and regulatory obligations; and
  • Experience in the community sector or community legal sector desirable.

Successful applicants will also need a current Full Australian Driver’s License, a satisfactory National Police Check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or exemption).

APPLICATION PROCESS

If you are interested in applying for the Project Manager position, please submit a copy of your current resume and a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages:

  • specifying if you are interested in a full time or part time position; and
  • outlining your suitability for the position in the context of the role.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered. Interviews may commence prior to the closing date, and an appointment be made, so early applications are encouraged.

Through the selection process, shortlisted candidates will initially be asked to provide samples of previous work and attend interviews.

Shortlisted candidates may also be requested to undertake psychometric assessments, undergo criminal history screening and provide information on their work rights in Australia.

For further information, please download the Candidate Information Pack attached below or using this link. If you have any questions about the position, please contact our recruitment partners, Talenting: Tara Roopra – HR Consultant on (08) 6219 7102 or by email to recruitment@talenting.com.au using the subject line: Project Manager - Circle Green Community Legal enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We are also currently recruiting for a Solicitor for our Workplace Team, please follow this link or contact Tara at Talenting, if you or someone you know are interested in this position: click here.

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