Legal Director, Day Services
- Key Executive leadership role
- Support diverse community need
- Contribute to enterprise wide strategy
Reporting to, and working closely with, the Chief Executive Officer, the Legal Director, Day Services (hereafter called the Legal Director) is a key leader at FLS. The position provides leadership and direction to the organisation and deputise for the CEO as required. As a member of the executive team, and within a growing and dynamic organisation addressing diverse community need, the Legal Director supports the achievement of FLS’s strategic and operational goals.
The Legal Director provides leadership, management and oversight of the FLS day legal practice, setting a standard of excellence and quality improvement and ensuring the practice complies with its professional obligations. They develop the organisation’s profile as a leader in high quality and innovative casework, policy and law reform and legal service innovation.
You will be an Australian Legal Practitioner eligible to hold a Principal Practising Certificate (authorised to receive trust money); and a skilled lawyer with at least 5 years PAE in areas such as Criminal law, Family law or family violence or Admin law /public interest law. Critical to success will be an alignment to mission that embodies the values of FLS. Demonstrated success as a leader is preferred, coupled with a desire to enhance service delivery, planning and innovation. The successful incumbent will offer a contemporary understanding of the policy and legislative environment.
This is an incredible opportunity to contribute to diverse community need as well as the achievement of FLS strategic and operational goals.
As one of the oldest community legal centres in Australia, Fitzroy Legal Service (FLS) is dedicated to making the legal and broader social systems fairer, more effective and more just for those who need them most. FLS is an iconic organisation with a reputation as a champion for justice, providing access and a voice to those often silenced, fighting the fights that others either can’t or won’t. We challenge unfair and ineffective laws and policies, and build the case for change. FLS provide legal services for those who face barriers to justice due to poverty, race, discrimination, and disability. This includes a state-wide service for incarcerated peoples, and various multidisciplinary outreach programs reaching communities of colour, homeless people, LGBTIQA+ communities, and people who use drugs.
FLS is staffed by skilled and dedicated professionals and powered by hundreds of passionate volunteers. We value our people and their wellbeing. We aim to provide the opportunities, resources and support, necessary for them to develop and thrive.
For more information visit on the organisation: www.fls.org.au
To apply: click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference FLSprl0223, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.Download candidate information