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Manager – Training & Enterprise , Not-for-profit Law

Organisation : Justice Connect

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Education & Training, Legal, Management

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 22 Sep, 2021

About the role

Role purpose:

The Manager – Training & Enterprise leads Not-for-profit Law’s training service and manages a certified social enterprise as part of the Not-for-profit Law program at Justice Connect. The role will also play a pivotal role in developing and implementing future entrepreneurial activities.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Leadership of Not-for-profit Law’s certified social enterprise, including:
    • Manage a certified social enterprise, including responsibility for budget/KPI tracking, working closely with the Training & Enterprise team and the Head of Not-for-profit Law to grow the enterprise
    • Oversee proposals for fee-for-service work, including settling of terms and conditions of sale and development of frameworks for quoting on larger or more complex work, to contribute to the commercial goals of the enterprise
    • Consolidate and build Not-for-profit Law’s networks (e.g. government agencies, local government councils, peak bodies, large not-for-profits) to secure fee-for-service opportunities and develop new networks and clients, including presentations at conferences
    • Work with the Head of Not-for-profit Law to scope emerging needs and opportunities, and develop and implement new fee-for service offerings
    • Develop and contribute to strategies to measure and promote the social and economic impact of the work of the enterprise
    • Employee and project management, including:
    • Lead and motivate staff to achieve a high standard of work, including supervision of two part-time Training & Enterprise Coordinators and a Senior Lawyer – Training & Enterprise
    • Working in collaboration with the Head of Not-for-profit Law, manage projects arising from the securing of grants of funding, from grant application through to acquittal
  • Legal training facilitation, including:
    • Working collaboratively with the Senior Lawyer – Training & Enterprise (and other team members as appropriate) to deliver Not-for-profit Law Training’s fee-for-service products
    • developing high quality, practical and plain-language learning materials
    • Facilitating training, both face-to-face (COVID-19 permitting) and via technology for clients (including regional and interstate clients) with the ability to confidently manage the demands of fee-paying clients, highly professional boards, challenging participants and group dynamics, and complex legal issues
    • Overseeing the improvement of existing training content and resources, and development of new content to meet client needs
    • Evaluating and reporting on training activities that meet clients’ needs and also contributes to Not-for-profit Law’s evaluation impact measures and funding requirements
  • Contribute to the broader NFP Law team through:
    • Working strategically to identify law reform issues through engagement with Not-for-profit community organisations, and contributing to advocacy work
    • In collaboration with other Managers, manage and contribute to the strategic development, delivery and evaluation of legal services on national basis
    • Contribute to the delivery of other professional development events for lawyers to build skills in advising not-for-profit organisations
    • Provide legal advice to not-for-profit organisations
    • Assist in the development of plain language legal resources for not-for-profit community organisations across a range of media
  • Promote and publicise Justice Connect and its Not-for-profit Law program, including presenting at public forums and contributing to internal and external publications
  • Escalate risk and legal practice management issues to the Principal Lawyer
  • Assist with governance, reporting and evaluation requirements of Justice Connect and Not-for-profit Law
  • Contribute to program and organisation-wide projects
  • Together with other Managers and Heads, help to ensure that Justice Connect promotes staff wellbeing, diversity, cultural competency and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples’ right to self-determination.
  • Contribute to Justice Connect’s Reconciliation Action Plan activities.
  • Perform other duties as directed and necessary to the proper performance of the role

Selection Criteria: 

  • Please view attached PDF for information regarding the selection criteria. 

Employee benefits: 

Justice Connect offers employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, above award annual leave provisions and opportunities for professional development. Justice Connect is an organisation that strives to show leadership, operate sustainably and demonstrate our effectiveness. You will be rewarded with a workplace culture that is professional, committed, collaborative and creative and where you can make a real difference through your work.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Justice Connect

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of Australia’s most successful public interest and social justice organisations. In the face of rising levels of unmet legal need, Justice Connect designs and delivers high impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice. 

We are committed to taking an impact-focused approach, applying research and design principles to develop our products and services to ensure they make a tangible difference for our clients and sector peers. 

We deliver services that assist both people and community organisations. Those we assist often struggle to navigate the law, are unable to use the law in their daily lives and experience the impacts of harsh and unjust laws. We aim to prevent and to solve legal problems so that we can prevent the negative impacts on people’s lives and organisations and empower the community to use the law as a force for good. 

Given the scale of the challenges we address, we use digital innovation to extend our reach and impact, supporting us to be more efficient and accessible, while helping us capture and use data to better understand legal need and underlying systemic issues.

We harness the extraordinary pro bono contributions of over 50 member firms and the barristers we work with across the country. We channel pro bono effort through our innovative service models to ensure that pro bono hours deliver real impact for the community.  

We develop strategic interventions to help address the system-level drivers of legal problems and barriers people face when engaging with the legal system. By addressing root causes of flawed or unfair laws and poorly designed systems, we prevent the long-term challenges that people and organisations continue to face.  

Our creative and passionate staff drive us forward with a commitment to evaluation and iteration that ensures our impact increases year on year. 


How to apply

The application process is as follows:

  • Applications should be addressed to Geraldine Menere, Head of Not-for-profit Law and should comprise a cover letter, your resume, and a succinct statement outlining your suitability for the role with reference to the selection criteria.

  • Applications should be emailed to as a single word or PDF file including “Manager – Training & Enterprise, Not-for-profit Law via Pro Bono Australia” in the email subject line.

  • Applications close at 9:00 am on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

We know our team and our organisation is stronger with a diversity of backgrounds and experience, including lived experience of the issues we work on. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of colour, people from culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee backgrounds, people with diverse religious beliefs, gender diverse people, LGBTIQ+ people and people living with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.



Please quote in application: Manager - Training & Enterprise , Not-for-profit Law via Pro Bono Australia.


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