Manager Legal Services


  • Melbourne, VIC
  • $110,000-120,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
  • Apply easily
Manager – Legal Services (full time, permanent) – Combination of working from the Northcote office and Working From Home during COVID-19

Djirra supports Aboriginal women's journey to safety and wellbeing, and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history.

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and non-legal assistance and facilitates access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault.

AFVLS operates a culturally safe, trauma informed, holistic and intensive client service model. Clients are assisted by Lawyers and Paralegal Support Workers to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their complex needs and issues.

Reporting to the Director, Services and Innovation you will lead plan and manage the provision of high quality, culturally safe, client-focused, holistic legal assistance across Victoria in collaboration with Managing Lawyers.

As Manager Legal Services, you will:
  • Lead the development, fostering and modelling of a culturally safe, client-focused, staff supportive service culture supported by two Managing Lawyers.
  • Manage risk and ensuring compliance with legal, professional and accreditation requirements.
  • Contribute as a member of the Management team to organisational development, planning and management, and;
  • Work in collaboration with the Manager Policy and Advocacy in the identification of law reform and policy issues and contribute to law reform, written policy submissions and inquiries.

Please refer to our website: for organisational information, position description and how to apply. Applicants are required to submit their cover letter, resume and provide responses to the questions found at the bottom of the application form.

Further enquires regarding this position can be directed to Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor at


The Manager Legal Services, will possess demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking skills. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the nature and consequence of family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and an understanding of and commitment to, the work of community legal assistance providers is essential.

This role provides the opportunity to work as a key member of an organisation committed to ending family violence against Aboriginal women and their children across Victoria through holistic and culturally safe specialist services, prevention programs and advocacy for change.

  • Generous salary packaging options available
  • Extra days off between Christmas and New Year
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concerns.
  • Permanent full time position
Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we strongly encourage your application as soon as possible. We also strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


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