Program Manager, Equality Law Program

Help promote equality in our community by leading our efforts to prevent and address discrimination, sexual harassment and vilification.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA6 - V6LO5A
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/PMELP
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $154,241 - $177,425
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Program Manager, Equality Law Program - Position Description.docx (Word, 225KB)

Program Manager Equality Law Program - Candidate application form.docx (Word, 227KB)

Contact: Lucy Adams - Director, Civil Justice
(03) 9269 0356

Position Details

  • Full time with part time considered, ongoing position
  • Salary based on experience, range: $154,241 - $177,425 (pro rata) plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging and hybrid working

About the role:
In this dynamic role you will lead the Equality Law Program, overseeing design, funding, and delivery of services related to discrimination, sexual harassment and vilification. You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to implement strategies and projects promoting equality. You will manage legal and support staff, provide mentoring, and support strategic advocacy and law reform. You will also develop relationships with stakeholders and contribute to program improvement. Additionally, you will provide leadership and advice on policy and legal issues and participate in planning and service delivery.

About Equality Law Program:
The Equality Law Program promotes substantive equality through casework, education, and policy reform. We empower individuals to obtain and retain employment, access services, receive fair compensation, and utilise the law to prevent future discrimination. We provide advice and representation to those experiencing discrimination, harassment, victimisation, and vilification in various jurisdictions.

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Proven leadership experience in the public and/or legal sector including a demonstrated ability to develop and meet strategic priorities and add value to the shared purpose of a large organisation.
  • Proven management experience, including a demonstrated experience and ability to lead a team to high performance, manage change and deliver on priorities.
  • Extensive experience in developing, implementing and evaluating high impact, successful and influential projects including service design and systemic advocacy.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the practice of discrimination law.

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems.
We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Family friendly, flexible hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Salary packaging which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Lucy Adams, Director, Civil Justice on (03) 9269 0356.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 24 September 2023

Other relevant information:
It is a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

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