Lawyer, First Nations program – Environmental Justice Australia – Carlton VIC

Environmental Justice Australia have an exciting position for a Lawyer (2+ years) to help develop and implement EJA’s program to support First Nations communities in Victoria to care for Country. You will work closely with First Nations individuals, organisations and communities to understand their legal needs and develop strategies to overcome the legal barriers that stop First Nations peoples from exercising their caring for Country rights and obligations.

Issues you will work on may include water management and cultural flows, cultural burning, forest protection, and management and marine protection. You will work within the Justice team alongside the Senior Lawyer in the First Nations program to deliver the project. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lawyers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Some key points about the role:

  • The role is ongoing and full time, however 4 days per week will be considered.
  • Salary range for full-time work is $101,000 to $107,300 depending on experience, plus superannuation and leave loading.
  • You would be part of a leading public interest legal organisation. EJA’s lawyers act on behalf of people and community organisations to safeguard health; protect magnificent forests, rivers and wildlife; and tackle the climate crisis.
  • You will find more detail in the position description, plus how to apply.

How to apply

Send us a brief application comprising of:

  • your resume
  • a statement of no more than 3 pages detailing why you want to work with us and addressing the selection criteria outlined in the position description attached.

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