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Chief Executive Officer

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Location : Australia, Melbourne, Sydney

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 6 Nov, 2017

About the Role

  • Play a key leadership role in improving access to justice
  • Join a thriving social justice organisation with a proud history and a powerful vision


This dynamic and innovative organisation is looking for a new CEO to lead the Board and staff in the development and implementation of strategy and to build on its outstanding record of innovative programs, influence and collaboration with funding partners.

As CEO, you will bring excellent stakeholder management and people leadership ability and an understanding of good corporate and fiscal governance to this thriving NFP. You will report to a skilled Board led by Chair-Nominee Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs.

Superior communication and advocacy skills, a genuine interest in social justice and the ability to establish credibility with supporters and collaborators from the legal profession, government and philanthropy are essential attributes.

The ideal candidate also offers a strong network within the philanthropic community, an appetite for technology to enhance service delivery and the ability to motivate and support staff and volunteers.

Location: Melbourne or Sydney (regular interstate travel)
Ref:  MCKS20501
Closing date:  Monday 6 November 2017

About the Organisation

Justice Connect helps people facing disadvantage who are ineligible for legal aid and cannot afford a lawyer – and the community groups who support them – to access free legal assistance.  Justice Connect is also known for its development of innovative and sustainable programs that target the unmet legal needs of particular client groups. Pro bono lawyers play a key role in providing legal advice, representation and training in these programs.

A thought-leader on social justice, its law and policy reform work is based on evidence drawn from casework and uses the stories of clients to give them a voice and highlight the need for change.

Assisted by some 58 paid staff and volunteers across offices in Melbourne and Sydney as well as over 10,000 pro bono lawyers, Justice Connect is justly proud of its financial stability, growth and influence.

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