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Principal Lawyer – Social Security Rights Victoria

Organisation : Social Security Rights Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Fitzroy)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 23 Sep, 2019

About the role

Principal Lawyer

Social Security Rights Victoria Inc.

(30.4 hours per week)


Specialist social security rights legal services for vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians.


About the Role

The Principal Lawyer oversees SSRV’s legal practice, undertakes legal casework, advocacy and representation services, and contributes to stakeholder engagement, community legal education and legal policy activities. As the most senior lawyer in the organisation, it is expected that the Principal Lawyer will take on more complex legal matters and lead strategic casework and advocacy.


The position reports to and works co-operatively with the SSRV Director. This is a 30.4 hour per week position, which is ongoing subject to funding. There is a possibility of increased weekly hours. Applicants must be eligible to practice law in Victoria and hold an unrestricted/ Principal Lawyer practising certificate. Remuneration and conditions are per the Social Community Home Care and Disability Services Award (Community Development Worker, Level 7) and the Community Legal Centres Multi Business Agreement 2006-2009. An above award wage component, other above award conditions and salary packaging are available. The position is based in Fitzroy (Melbourne).


Please see attached position description.


For further information about the position

Contact Gillian Wilks, Director, (03) 9481 0299 or director@ssrv.org.au .


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Security Rights Victoria

Social Security Rights Victoria (SSRV) is an independent, state-wide community legal centre specialising in social security and related law. Our vision is for a fair and just society in which all people are able to receive a guaranteed adequate income in order to enjoy a decent standard of living. SSRV’s contribution to this vision is the provision of legal services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians, and those who support them, which assist them to secure and protect their right to equitable social security entitlements.

How to apply for this role

Applications, including:

  • a brief cover letter
  • resume
  • statement addressing the key selection criteria and
  • the details of at least two professional referees

may be submitted by email - director@ssrv.org.au or mailed to PO Box 4226, Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065.

Applications close - 9.00am, Monday 23 September 2019.

Please quote in application: Principal Lawyer – Social Security Rights Victoria via Pro Bono Australia.

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