Current Vacancies: Senior Lawyer

This position is Designated, classified under “special measures” of Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

The Assembly

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly) is the voice of Aboriginal people in Victoria in the next stage of the Treaty process. It is made up of Victorian Traditional Owners, elected by Aboriginal Communities, for Aboriginal Communities, to advance our rights, interests and benefits.

Our mandate is to work with the State to establish Treaty processes that recognise our sovereignty as the First Peoples of Victoria, support self-determination, and realise our human rights, to make Victoria stronger for everyone.

Walk with us and make history!

The Role

This role will work with General Counsel to provide legal advice across the Assembly.

Reporting to General Counsel the Senior Lawyer will provide and assist in managing the provision of strategic and high-quality legal advice on Assembly business, governance, policy issues and negotiations.

Your previous experience and skill set includes

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Victorian Aboriginal Communities
  • Technical Skills
  • Written Communication
  • Influence and Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Initiative and Accountability
  • Flexibility
  • Detail focus
  • Empathy and Cultural Awareness
  • Qualifications – Relevant tertiary qualification
  • MS Office suite

Join an environment where you will be immersed in Aboriginal culture and get to work with Communities across Victoria.

Apply now

Apply now by submitting your CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and suitability to people@firstpeoplesvic.org.

Salary range: $98,000-$120,000 per annum.

Applications close Sunday 30 May 2021.

Position description

To download the PDF Position Description, click here.