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    Director Legal Services

    • Join an organisation that seeks to achieve lasting social change 
    • Working closely with the CEO in a newly established role
    • Join Victoria’s specialist tenancy community legal centre 

    Tenants Victoria is one of Victoria’s leading specialist community legal centres. Promoting and protecting the rights of Victorian tenants we are respected and influential advocates for social change, working to improve conditions for all people who rent their homes. Tenants Victoria believe that safe, secure, affordable and appropriate housing is a fundamental human right. Through our advice line, legal casework, law reform work, training and publications activities, we support individual tenants and community organisations, and campaigns to effect legislative, policy and procedural change. With a new CEO and the new Residential Tenancies Act due to be implemented from 1 July 2020, it is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future of Tenants Victoria as we support Victorian renters.

    The role

    This newly created position is responsible for providing empowering leadership to the legal team that support tenants. As a senior leader within the organisation, this role will provide strategic foresight, operational agility and will focus on collaboration across the whole organisation and externally. With a highly developed knowledge and a strong understanding of legal and related issues within the community and legal assistance service frameworks, you will have the experience in being able to identify and initiate change and respond to challenges

    Your duties will include:

    • Lead the review and development of a new legal service delivery model
    • Provide leadership, supervision and support to the highly talented group of legal professionals
    • Participate in community development, partnership, education and law reform projects.
    • Support the organisation to strengthen networks, engaging the support and involvement from a range of individuals and organisations
    • Prepare submissions, high level briefings, reports and presentations for the Board, Chief Executive Officer and relevant stakeholders as required.
    • Identify and provide strategic advice on emerging issues and opportunities that support Tenants Victoria vision, plans and objectives.

    What you’ll need to succeed:

    We are seeking a contemporary legal professional who has an engaging style and exceptional stakeholder engagement skills. You are known for your collaborative style and your deep commitment to the community. You can demonstrate experience leading a team and are highly regarded for your leadership capabilities, particularly your ability to empower and motivate and to instil innovation and continuous improvement into your team. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and Police Check.

    Why choose us:

    • Senior Leadership role with significant impact
    • We conduct ourselves with the values of celebrating diversity, integrity, continuous improvement, professionalism and collaboration.
    • We offer salary packaging up to $15,900 to staff, allowing you to earn more each week!
    • Extra paid leave and access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    How to apply

    • Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Recruitment@tenantsvic.org.au, using the subject line: Director Legal Services application
    • Applications close on 3 April 2020, however please note we will review candidates on receipt of application.

     

    Tenants Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

     


    Director Community Engagement

    • Join an organisation that seeks to achieve lasting social change
    • Working closely with the CEO in a newly established role
    • Join Victoria’s specialist tenancy community legal centre

    Tenants Victoria is one of Victoria’s leading specialist community legal centres.  Promoting and protecting the rights of Victorian tenants they are respected and influential advocates for social change, working to improve conditions for all tenants. Tenants Victoria believe that safe, secure, affordable and appropriate housing is a fundamental human right. Through their advice line, legal casework, law reform work, training and publications activities, Tenants Victoria supports individual tenants and community organisations, and campaigns to effect legislative, policy and procedural change.

    With a new CEO and the new Residential Tenancies Act due to be implemented from 1 July 2020, it is an exciting time to join and help shape the future of Tenants Victoria as we support Victorian renters.

    The role

    This new position is responsible for leading organisational wide engagement and communications strategies including external relations activities. The role will focus on ensuring we understand our customers’ needs and that communities understand and value the services provided by Tenants Victoria. A key part of the role will be maintaining effective and trusted external relationships with key stakeholders, partnerships, communities, clients and media.

    As a member of the Senior Management team the position provides high level advice to the Board, CEO and team members on stakeholder related areas to ensure the achievement of strategic business objectives. This will role will also lead a team of talented and professional employees to ensure relevant strategic objectives are achieved.

    Your duties will include:

    • Partner, advocate and engage with key stakeholders to build strong relationships
    • Collaborate to develop and implement detailed communications strategies and operational plans that align with strategic and project objectives.
    • Provide leadership and oversee the community engagement team to deliver against key strategic/operational plans whilst building levels of capacity.
    • Secure and diversify funding channels to sustain vital services and programs

    What you’ll need to succeed

    To be successful in this role, you will have strong passion for social justice and supporting vulnerable people within our community. Significant experience leading a diverse team is vital, with the ability to drive community engagement and create strong partnerships with key stakeholders. Experience in legal setting is not essential, however leadership of large scale community engagement campaigns is desirable. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and Police Check.

    Why choose us:

    • Key Senior Leadership role with significant impact
    • We conduct ourselves with the values of celebrating diversity, integrity, continuous improvement, professionalism and collaboration.
    • We offer Salary packaging up to $15,900 to staff, allowing you to earn more each week!
    • Extra Paid Leave and access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Position Description

    Director Community Engagement (position description)

    How to apply:

    • Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Recruitment@tenantsvic.org.au
    • Applications close on 6 March 2020, however we will review candidates on receipt of application.

     

    Tenants Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

     


    Evaluation and Impact Coordinator

    • Join an organisation that seeks to achieve lasting social change
    • Create measurement framework and improve services for the community
    • Enjoy excellent salary packaging options and vibrant inner city community legal centre

    About us

    Tenants Victoria is one of Victoria’s leading specialist community legal centres.  Promoting and protecting the rights of Victorian tenants we are respected and influential advocates for social change, working to improve conditions for all tenants. Tenants Victoria believe that safe, secure, affordable and appropriate housing is a fundamental human right. Through our advice line, legal casework, law reform work, training and publications activities, Tenants Victoria supports individual tenants and community organisations, and campaigns to effect legislative, policy and procedural change. With a new CEO and the new Residential Tenancies Act due to be implemented from 1 July 2020, it is an exciting time to join and help shape the future of Tenants Victoria as we support Victorian renters.

    About the role

    With a strong background in evaluation and outcomes measurement and an engaging approach, you have experience analysing and discussing data to support program development.  A passion for social justice, you will support the organisation to evaluate both the immediate impacts they achieve through service delivery, and assess how those impacts contribute to sustainable systems-level social change. You will be collaborating to create practices and frameworks that will shape the way in which we deliver service for many years to come.

    The newly established role of Evaluation and Impact Coordinator will build and support the implementation of the Outcomes Measurement Framework and focus on driving continuous improvement and ongoing development of our service portfolio.

    About you

    You will apply your strong project skills and sound knowledge and experience in monitoring, evaluation and outcomes measurement to develop and implement impact measurement framework. You will utilise your excellent communication abilities to convert analytical findings into meaningful advice, and complex data into clear information.

    You will foster a culture of evaluation and impact assessment that is used to inform and improve design and delivery of services, support the organisations strategic communicate our value to community and our stakeholders.

    Rewards and benefits

    Additional benefits include:

    • We offer Salary packaging up to $15,900 to staff, allowing you to earn more each week!
    • Extra Paid Leave and access to the Employee Assistance Program
    • We conduct ourselves with the values of celebrating diversity, integrity, continuous improvement, professionalism and collaboration
    • An everyday working environment that is friendly, collaborative and positive

    Position description

    Evaluation and Impact Coordinator (position description)

    How to apply

    • Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Recruitment@tenantsvic.org.au
    • Applications close on 6 March 2020, however we will review candidates on receipt of application.

     

    Tenants Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

     


    Lawyer – Legal Service Team

    • Not For Profit – Social Justice Focus
    • Fixed term – full time
    • Fitzroy, Victoria

    About us

    Tenants Victoria is a specialist community legal centre based in Fitzroy, Melbourne, supporting tenants in public and private housing and rooming houses. We provide legal advice, referral and representation to tenants and we advocate and campaign for reform to residential tenancy law and practice. Through our education and training programs we support other community agencies build capability to assist their clients.

    As an organisation and with our Board and staff we are committed to working to achieve a more just, safe and equitable system of housing – one that supports all citizens to engage fully in society.

    With a new incoming CEO and a skilled and committed Board, we are excited about the opportunities ahead for Tenants Victoria to continue and build its contribution to social justice and housing reform.

    About the role

    We are seeking a lawyer passionate about social justice and housing equality to join our legal practice team in the Tenants Victoria Legal Service (TVLS). This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Tenants Victoria as it strengthens its work in areas critical to housing and tenancy reform.

    The work includes:

    • Legal advice and assistance to individual tenants via our telephone advice line; email and in person
    • Legal advice to client organisations and their staff as required
    • Casework and Advocacy (VCAT)
    • Engagement with policy and advocacy by identification of systemic issues and contribution to addressing reform

    Skills and experience

    You are a highly motivated lawyer with minimum two years’ post admission experience. You have a demonstrated commitment to social justice through your volunteering, work or lived experience and are eager to apply your skills and experience to assist tenants enforce their rights.

    Specifically, you:

    • Are admitted to the legal profession in Victoria (or eligible for admission) and have a minimum of two years post admission experience
    • Demonstrated experience in legal casework preferably in at least one of civil litigation; commercial law; administrative law and appeals
    • Advocacy experience in courts and/or tribunals
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to give practical and accurate legal information and advice
    • Excellent inter personal skills and ability to communicate and engage professionally with people experiencing disadvantage
    • Demonstrated committed to social justice and a strong community sector
    • Sound computer skills relevant to a legal practice environment and willingness to learn new information technologies
    • Adaptable, open to change and eager to learn
    • Strong attention to detail and outcomes-focused; calm under pressure and demonstrated ability to allocate priority to competing demands
    • Desirably you have some knowledge and experience of the housing sector and tenancy law although this is not essential.

    Note: Applications from lawyers with less than two years’ experience may be considered depending on specific experience and attributes.

    Position description

    Lawyer (position description)

    How to apply

    Please email your resume and a covering letter addressing the essential qualifications, skills and experience in the position description to attention: Kylie Betts People and Culture Manager, at Recruitment@tenantsvic.org.au  Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday, 6 March 2020. Successful applicants will need to obtain a successful Police and Working with Children Check.

     

    Tenants Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess the right to work in Australia.

     

     

     

    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.