Aboriginal Legal Officer: Job Vacancy

Published on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:36

Artwork by Pauline Syron Coxon
Artwork by Aboriginal Artist Pauline Coxon

Aboriginal Legal Officer: Permanent Part-time (28 hours)

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified position.  As such it is exempt from NSW anti-discrimination legislation.

The Tenants’ Union of NSW (TU) is a Community Legal Centre specialising in housing law matters. It is also the peak organisation for tenants in NSW and the resource body for the NSW network of Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services.

The Aboriginal Legal Officer provides advice, litigation, research, policy development and the delivery of training, primarily to the four Aboriginal Tenant Advice and Advocacy Services in NSW.

The practice concentrates on contract and land law.  The practice also undertakes matters in consumer, anti-discrimination, administrative, environmental, and credit and debt law.

The TU is located in Surry Hills, Sydney, and the Officer will work from there. The Officer will be expected to travel within New South Wales from time to time.

Salary range $82,320 to $93,702 per annum pro rata, plus super, salary packaging and generous conditions. For a job description, selection criteria and background information please visit tenants.org.au/tu

Applications must address the selection criteria and attach a resume.


View the Job Description.

For further information:

Grant Arbuthnot, Principal Solicitor, Tenants’ Union 8117 3704

Michelle Craig, Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Resource Unit – Dtarawarra 4312 6747

Applications close 5pm Friday 1 March 2019.