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Organisation : Community Legal Centres Australia (CLCs Australia)

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Ensure the provision of free legal and related services to everyday people
  • High profile national peak body
  • Suit candidate with career in civil society, peak bodies or a like-minded corp


The Organisation

Community Legal Centres Australia (CLCs Australia) is the national peak body for the community legal sector which provides free and accessible legal and related services to everyday people, including those experiencing discrimination and disadvantage.

CLCs Australia members are the State and Territory peak bodies representing 173 community legal centres across Australia, as well as family violence prevention and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services.

CLCs Australia strives to be leaders in good practice for other civil society organisations, to advocate for justice and the promotion and protection of human rights, and to maintain and strengthen the networks that allow the sector to provide holistic support to communities.

The Role

In this newly created Sydney based role, you will provide internal operational leadership enabling the CEO to maintain a focus on strategy, the sector and key external relationships.

Providing direct supervision for up to four managers and the operations team you will be responsible for all the corporate functions including project and risk management, human resources, finance, compliance, IT/business systems and planning.

You will project manage services benefiting members whilst contributing to the organisational planning process, maintaining and implementing the current framework with a vision of improvements and efficiencies.

Skills Required

You’re currently operating at a senior level in a similar role with project management and human resource management as a core skillset. You have a passion for people management and employee wellbeing promoting a positive and ethical working environment.

You have developed your already successful career working for leading civil society organisations, peak or membership bodies, or like-minded corporates. Overall, you’re able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the organisational culture required to successfully deliver program outcomes whilst driving business success.

In times of great disruption you demonstrate flexibility and take advantage of situations rather than seeing them as a setback.

If you are driven to develop a modern operational practice within this highly respected peak body then please forward your expression of interest EOI (cover letter responding to the skills required above, resume and any further questions you may have) quoting #545191.

If you have specific questions regarding the role please contact Kelly Gentle on 02 8243 0570. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Community Legal Centres Australia (CLCs Australia)

How to apply


Please quote in application: Chief Operating Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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