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Communications Officer

Women's Legal Service Victoria

About the Role

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Officer will provide high-level communications on a diverse range of projects across WLSV, and contribute to the development and implementation of our communications strategies.

This is a full time or part-time position, fixed term for 12 months – with a possibility of extension.

Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) relies upon an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only.

About You

This position would suit a communications all-rounder who is comfortable juggling a range of tasks from across the organisation. You are creative, motivated and have the people skills to draw out the information you need from a diverse range of staff. You have strong attention to detail, can prioritise tasks and are skilled at ‘translating’ more complex information into plain English. You love working as part of a team and collaborating with others, but can also work at a high level independently, requiring minimal supervision.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary qualified in Communications or related field of study
  • Proactive self-starter with exceptional writing and interpersonal skills
  • Creative and savvy IT skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience in communications or similar field

About Us

WLSV is a highly respected not-for-profit organisation which has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with, and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence. We use our experience to inform our policy, law reform and education work.

WLSV provides legal services within a multi-disciplinary and trauma-informed practice in family law, family violence and child protection. Our model incorporates social work and financial counselling to provide wrap-around support to the most vulnerable and at-risk clients.

Our culture

We are passionate, collaborative and solutions-focused. We are committed to our mission to build a gender equitable country. We work alongside women experiencing disadvantage, to promote their rights to live free from violence, and make informed choices about their relationships.

We work in a way that is woman-focused, engaging and supporting the whole person and appreciating the complexity of her situation. It is through a feminist lens that we deliver high-quality services to our clients and support each other as colleagues.


We offer our staff:

  • An incredibly supportive team environment, working alongside other highly talented professionals and support staff who strive for greatness every single day
  • A strong commitment to your professional development, personal development and mental health
  • A truly flexible working environment
  • Christmas and New Year shut-down leave
  • A visible collaborative culture of support, respect, fun and laughs!
  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)

Equal opportunity and diversity

WLSV is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and promotes an organisational environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. To deliver the best outcomes for our clients we want a team that reflects the diverse community that we serve, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse staff group brings to our organisation.

To Apply

Please submit a covering letter and resume.

In your covering letter, please describe:

  • Your relevant experience working in Communications
  • Why working within a feminist organisation is important to you

Please click on the position description below to read over full position details, and click the Apply Now button to submit your application.

More information is available by emailing Lauren Wellington, People and Culture Manager at lauren@womenslegal.org.au, using the subject line: Communications Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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