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Law Reform Solicitor / Clinical Supervisor

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Legal

  • Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full Time to June 2025 (2.5-year contract, 35-hour week)
  • Remuneration: Level 6 Position $91,472 - $97,579 + 17% Super   
    (Level 7 Position Level is only available for applicants with the relevant skills and experience, $100,331 - $108,588)  
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (the successful candidate may also be required to work onsite at Prince of Wales Hospital. It is a strong possibility, but not a definite).


Exciting opportunity to join Kingsford Legal Centre, part of UNSW Faculty of Law & Justice! Kingsford Legal Centre is a community legal centre that provides direct legal assistance to our community as well as undertaking systemic work to address access to justice. The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor will be based on campus at Kingsford Legal Centre.

The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor will coordinate and participate in the law reform and policy work of the Centre. They will also provide advice, casework and community legal education in areas of law relevant to our service and will work in a community development model inclusive of staff’s advice nights, outreaches and our Health Justice Partnership at Prince of Wales Hospital. This position works closely with UNSW Sydney law students teaching them in a best practice clinical legal education model.



Accountabilities:

Level 6 -

  • Coordinate and participate in law reform and policy work undertaken by the Centre including the development of strategic law reform campaigns and submission writing as well as coordinating and participating and contributing to policy work of the sector in areas of expertise.
  • Provide generalist legal advice and conduct casework in conjunction with the other lawyers employed at the Centre in accordance with the Centre’s policies and across the range of the Centre’s advice and casework guidelines.
  • Responsible for supervising one of the Centre’s advice nights per week and participate in the Centre’s community outreaches, Health Justice Partnership and the Employment Rights Legal Service.
  • Participate in delivering quality clinical legal education to UNSW Law students including by; supervising student participation in advice, casework; undertaking student assessment; sharing the teaching of classes; and supervising and developing student projects.
  • Participate in the Centre’s social and digital media program and external communications.
  • Assist in the general day to day administration of the Centre, including assisting other staff members during periods of leave.



Level 7 (in addition to the above) -


  • Develop and run new classes for students which incorporate active learning.
  • Identify and implement Access and Equity strategies in respect of the Centre’s students and clients.
  • Conduct more complex casework in line with Centre policies.
  • Identify and develop proactive law reform strategies based on identifying casework trends and areas requiring reform.
  • Develop and coordinate sector wide law reform responses, including the management of a range of stakeholders, including submission writing, international human rights reporting and law reform reports.
  • Supervise other staff members at the Centre in accordance with the Centre’s risk management policies.
  • Collaborate on projects with clinical legal educators from other universities.



Skills and Experience: 

To be considered you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship will not be available for this role.

Level 6 -

  • Eligible to practise as a solicitor New South Wales.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing legal advice and casework, in an area relevant to the Centre’s practice.
  • An ability to undertake policy and law reform work in areas relevant to the Centre’s practice.
  • An ability to undertake social and digital media and communications work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including an ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • An ability to supervise students or volunteers, in accordance with risk management practices.
  • An ability to provide legal assistance to disadvantaged clients, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and knowledge of the legal assistance sector.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities a commitment to attending relevant health and safety training, including undertaking and maintaining all relevant health and police check required to work in a hospital environment.



Level 7 (in addition to the above) -

  • Extensive experience in policy work and in developing law reform and policy programs, including experience co-ordinating joint or collaborative responses.
  • Extensive experience acting as a nominated person or supervising solicitor.
  • Extensive experience in complex advice and casework.
  • Extensive experience working in a community legal centre, or legal aid environment.
  • Experience in working in tertiary education or clinical legal education and an ability to develop and deliver new classes and courses.



Pre-Employment Checks:

  • Verification of Qualifications
  • Working with Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check




Benefits:

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world. Our benefits include:

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc)
  • Career development opportunities
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

 

How to Apply:

Please submit both your CV and Cover Letter online before Sunday 12th February 2023 by 11:30pm.

A copy of the Position Description can be found here:

Download File Position Description - Law Reform Clinical Supervisor .pdf
 

Contact for recruitment questions:

Applications sent to the contact below will not be accepted.

Allyssar Hamoud
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
a.hamoud@unsw.edu.au

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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