Finance and Operations Manager – Refugee Advice and Casework Service – Randwick NSW

The primary role of the RACS Solicitor is to provide legal assistance to people seeking asylum and refugees in an immigration setting. The position reports to a RACS Supervising Senior Solicitor. The Solicitor will carry out their duties in accordance with RACS policy and funding guidelines.

The successful applicant will be based at RACS’ main Randwick office, but will be expected to travel to outreach locations, community partners, external meetings, detention centres and other locations as reasonably required.

This role will be focused on outreach services looking to support a high-volume client group.

Essential: demonstrated experience as a legal practitioner with knowledge of Australian immigration law and practice, particularly refugee law; experience working with clients from torture and trauma backgrounds and/or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; high-level communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in a confident and a respectful manner; ability to work under pressure, manage time and priorities effectively and meet strict deadlines, independently or part of a diverse team; a commitment to refugee and human rights issues recognising their intersectionality and diversity.

How to apply

To apply, send your cover letter addressing the selection criteria in full and a CV to Kerrith Sowden at Due to the urgency of this recruitment, we encourage applicants to apply early. Interviews will be held ASAP with a view to commence at RACS as soon as practicable. Please note, that as there is an urgent need for staffing, decisions may be made prior to the close of applications should an appropriate candidates be found. RACS is committed to working together to achieve a more inclusive community. RACS encourages people from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those that identify as part of LGBTIQA+ community, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and people with disabilities. RACS strongly welcomes applications from those with the lived expertise of displacement & seeking asylum, including those on temporary visas.