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Organisation : Justice Connect

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 29 Nov, 2021

About the role

Role purpose: 

The developer role supports Justice Connect to undertake design and development work in-house. The role will also build the capacity of Justice Connect to conceptualise, plan and deliver digital projects, including through procuring support from external suppliers.

The developer will assist in the:

  • design and development of key products and features
  • execution and maintenance of digital technology products and projects, in particular the Legal Help Gateway Project.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Write clear, well designed, testable and efficient code using best software development practice, assisting with both front and back-end development
  •  Provide development, enhancement and bug fixing support for existing and future projects
  • Undertake customisation of products and platforms used to deliver services
  • Employ effective methods of testing to support varying client systems (browsers, operating systems, devices etc.)
  •  Build integrations between platforms, services and data sources
  • Provide support on specific web-based projects on Justice Connect’s website, and affiliate websites
  • Provide support to management and programs in the development of digital strategies and digital project planning
  •  Work collaboratively with IT suppliers and operations staff
  •  Liaise with and work collaboratively with external stakeholders working on digital projects
  • Contribute to coordination of the project timeliness reporting against milestones, including through use of project management and collaboration platforms
  • Contributing to Justice Connect’s Reconciliation Action Plan activities.

Selection criteria:

Please view the 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.

This exciting role is part of Justice Connect’s acclaimed Innovation and Engagement team. Undertaking some of the most cutting edge work at the intersection of justice and technology, our innovation team works on a range of projects that aim to scale Justice Connect’s reach and impact and improve the experience of people seeking legal help and of the lawyers that help them. This role will undertake significant work on Justice Connect’s Gateway Project, funded initially as a finalist in the Google Impact Challenge, and now with strong support from a range of local and international funders.

How to apply

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Please quote in application: Developer, Innovation and Engagement via Pro Bono Australia.

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Sector: #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights

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