ID: 155074

Volunteer Legal Advisor/Lawyer/Legal Counsel | NFP & Indigenous Community Consultants | Remote Work

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Melbourne VIC, Canberra ACT, Sydney NSW, Bondi NSW, Brisbane City QLD, Newcastle NSW, Penrith NSW, Adelaide SA

About this opportunity

Main activities • Ensuring that all legislation affecting the organisation is researched and that comments are passed on to relevant managers. • Ensuring senior managers and the board of directors are informed about new or proposed legislation which may affect the organisation’s activities. • May appear in court to represent the organisation or brief counsel on legal matters, ensuring that the organisation is effectively represented in any legal action in which it is involved. • Acting on behalf of the organisation in major property conveyancing transactions • Preparing and authorising security documents in major loans. • Advising staff on relevant procedures in non-routine security • Liaising with Government officials on matters which affect the organisation’s present and future activities. • Controlling all the organisation’s share transactions. • Ensuring that the company operates fully within the law at all times, but with special reference to its methods of business, its contractual relations, and its process of negotiation.

Key skills • Excellent communications skills. • Ability to interpret legal requirements which apply to relevant business operations. • General managerial experience.

Internal contacts Regulatory affairs manager, all divisional and functional managers.

External contacts External solicitors and appraisers, corporate affairs department.

Typical experience A legal degree and registered as a solicitor with at least 8 to 10 years experience in legal aspects.

Our Not-for-Profit Organisation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and s8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic). Preference may be given during selection to suitably qualified applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

• Australian Citizenship/Permanent Resident/New Zealand Citizenship
• Supportive to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
• Supportive to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual or other gender and sexual diversities (LGBTIQA+) Communities
• Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)
• Have sound Business, Charities and Not-for-Profit experience
• Have competent knowledge and skills with basic Technology, Google Suite, Web designs and browsers, etc.
• Ability to communicate honestly and transparency, with sound knowledge and ability to speak and write in English.
• Relevant Qualifications and Certificates/Registrations;
• Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience within Australia;
• Great communication and listening skills;
• Ability to commit the required time for the position and be able to commit to a 12-month position (minimum);
• Upon engagement, you will be required to have or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check (NPC), which is conducted alongside our partnered charity agency.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

15 hours per month (negotiable)

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Education & Training
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Research, Policy & Analysis
  • Translating & Interpreting
  • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Writing & Editing

• Fair Work Ombudsman Training • Council of Social Services Training • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Training • Mandate Report Training • Basic Governance Knowledge Training etc.