Executive Director – Civil Justice, Access & Equity
- Lead the delivery of high quality civil justice services
- Improve community access to legal solutions through better use of technology
About the role
You will lead our Civil Justice, Access & Equity programs to contribute to an inclusive and rights-respecting community and ensure our services are accessible and appropriate to need.
Reporting to the Managing Director, you will lead the delivery of high quality civil justice services throughout Victoria, expand the reach and effectiveness of our legal services to priority groups via the use of technology, and position our Legal Help telephone service as the main entry point for clients to the whole legal assistance sector. You will also oversee legal aid service delivery in the Shepparton region and contribute as a thought and organisational leader.
You will have substantial knowledge and experience in the civil justice system including a thorough understanding of current trends, issues and challenges, as well as a demonstrated interest in delivering legal assistance and education via targeted and technologically innovative means. Your excellent communication and leadership skills, including the ability to influence opinions, will be crucial to building mutually beneficial relationships with partners and influencing law reform and justice outcomes. As a strategic leader you will embody our values of fairness, care and courage to inspire confidence and develop our people. This is a rare opportunity for a talented leader and lawyer to make their mark in a dynamic organisation committed to helping Victorians realise their rights and the protection of the law.
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) is an independent statutory authority committed to assisting Victorians to understand and resolve their legal problems, with a focus on prevention and early resolution. We serve the community by providing information, legal advice and education, working toward a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld.
For more information visit: www.legalaid.vic.gov.au
To apply – please click on ‘Apply Now’ using reference VLAcae0418, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.