• Ongoing, full-time position
  • Can be based at any one of our regional offices around Victoria!
  • Generous SCHCADS Award Salary on offer (SCHCADS Level 7.1 – $ $110,907.68)


About the Role

The purpose of the position is to lead, plan, and manage the provision of high-quality, culturally safe, client-focused, holistic legal assistance across regional Victoria, under the overall direction of the Manager Legal Services. The regions that the Managing Lawyer has responsibility for may vary from time to time depending on Djirra’s office locations and operational requirements. We currently have regional offices in the following areas: Warrnambool (Barwon South West region), Bendigo, Echuca (servicing Shepparton), Bairnsdale (Gippsland region), Morwell (LaTrobe Valley) and Mildura (Mildura region).

The Managing Lawyer will foster a positive, staff-supportive culture and provide leadership, operational support and supervision to Legal Services staff in the area, while collaborating with the Manager Legal Services in the overall management of Legal Services ensuring compliance is met within legal, professional and accreditation requirements.

This position will be a fantastic opportunity for a senior lawyer or someone with relevant experience, who can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature and consequence of family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly in relation to women and children. This role would suit an experienced and nurturing people leader or someone who is ready to take the next step up into a leadership role.




  • You are a qualified legal practitioner holding, or eligible to hold, an unrestricted Victorian Practising Certificate.
  • A current and valid Employees Victorian Working with Children Check
  • A National Police Check
  • Drivers Licence



  • Victorian Legal Aid Panel Certifier status or capacity to apply for certification. Post-graduate qualifications.



  • Attractive salary packaging options (including meals and entertainment)
  • Generous leave provisions apply, including additional paid leave for end of year office closure period
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concern
  • Supervision and debriefing program
  • Cultural Safety training in both formal and informal settings is provided
  • Collaborative and inclusive team culture
  • Access to company vehicles for any work-related travel
  • Accrued Day Off (ADO) Program available to full time staff