- Job posted on: 12th Feb 2020
- Applications close:
Tenants Victoria is a specialist community legal centre based in Fitzroy, Melbourne, supporting tenants in public and private housing and rooming houses. We provide legal advice, referral and representation to tenants and we advocate and campaign for reform to residential tenancy law and practice. Through our education and training programs we support other community agencies build capability to assist their clients.
As an organisation and with our Board and staff we are committed to working to achieve a more just, safe and equitable system of housing - one that supports all citizens to engage fully in society. It’s an exciting time to join the organisation as there are many opportunities ahead as we build our contribution to social justice and housing reform, including the reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act which will be fully implemented by 1 July 2020.
We are seeking a lawyer passionate about social justice and housing equality to join our legal practice team in the Tenants Victoria Legal Service (TVLS). This will initially be a 12 month fixed term contract.
The work includes:
You are a highly motivated lawyer with minimum two years’ post admission experience. You have a demonstrated commitment to social justice through your volunteering, work or lived experience and are eager to apply your skills and experience to assist tenants enforce their rights.
Desirably you have some knowledge and experience of the housing sector and tenancy law although this is not essential.
Note: Applications from lawyers with less than two years’ experience may be considered depending on specific experience and attributes.