NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Project Lead - Legal Services

Organisation Name Justice Connect
Location Sydney or Melbourne
Date Posted 2022-09-20
Job Type Full-Time & Part-Time
Job Number 866903
  • Progress social justice by increasing access to legal support in the community
  • Leadership role - improve, design and pilot new service models
  • Contract role with flexible working; 0.8 part-time available


The Organisation
Justice Connect are one of Australia’s most impactful legal service organisations assisting communities who are disproportionately impacted by the law. Innovative in their approach, they use digital strategies to address underlying systemic issues, advocate changes to policy and extend their reach in helping people navigate the legal system ensuring the services they provide are efficient and accessible. Having launched Justice Connect Answers (JCA) in 2020 - an online service connecting people to real lawyers who can respond to their legal questions via email, for free, they are keen to build on this work and extend its reach.

Working across a wide range of areas of law and the scale of challenges they address, from providing legal support to disaster-affected communities, to helping not-for-profit organisations navigate complex regulatory requirements, Justice Connect work with a network of over 10,000 pro bono lawyers across the country who are committed to progressing social justice and empowering the community to use the law as a force for good.

Benefits & Culture
  • Salary packaging and annual leave loading
  • Professional development courses
  • Work from home flexibility (can be based in Melbourne or Sydney)
  • 12-month contract with option to extend
The Role
Reporting to the Manager – Innovation, you will improve current legal services including the JCA platform, design and pilot new services and work with sector partners to coordinate and collaborate on digital service delivery with a particular focus on disaster preparedness and response, financial rights, and employment law.
You will do this by:
  • Building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships to provide improved legal services using digital platforms and solutions
  • Identifying risks and issues impacting stakeholder relationships, service delivery and projects
  • Further developing Justice Connect’s disaster response legal practice
  • Providing leadership that is focused on the use of data-based decision making and use of technology products in legal practice
  • Overseeing the online legal advice practice and supporting pro bono lawyers who work in this service
Skills Required
You are a qualified lawyer with experience working as a senior member of a community legal centre team, with a passion for leading people, projects, and program work. Additionally, you will have:
  • A Practicing Certificate (or willing to obtain one) and a minimum of 5 years of unsupervised practice experience
  • Expert stakeholder engagement and relationship building; ability to influence, negotiate and collaborate with key referral partners
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement
  • Experience in running/supporting projects
  • Excellent analytical skills; ability to analyse and monitor data trends to inform service planning
If you are passionate about building a fair and just world, then apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required. Alternatively, please call Emma Naglieri on 03 8080 8977 for a further discussion.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.