Managing Solicitor, Homeless Persons’ Legal Service – Public Interest Advocacy Centre – Sydney NSW

Position: Managing Solicitor, Homeless Persons’ Legal Service

Organisation: Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Location: Sydney NSW

Closing date: 5:00pm Monday 12/10/2020

How to apply: All applications must address the selection criteria included in the position description that can be downloaded at their website.

Contact person: Jonathon Hunyor, jhunyor@piac.asn.au

Play a leadership role in a dynamic public interest law practice.

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with legal assistance, advice and representation, to protect their human rights and progress our vision of a community where everyone has a safe and secure home. HPLS also addresses the causes of homelessness through strategic policy advocacy.

HPLS operates free legal outreach clinics at host agencies that provide services to people who are experiencing homelessness in inner-Sydney, Western Sydney and the Hunter region. These clinics are primarily staffed by solicitors from private law firms acting pro bono, with supervision and support from the HPLS in-house team.

The HPLS consumer advisory committee, StreetCare, empowers people with lived experience of homelessness to initiate, inform and influence positive change. The group also helps drive our policy priorities.

The HPLS Managing Solicitor leads this important work.

The position requires an experienced lawyer with the ability lead a diverse team of legal and non-legal staff and volunteers and manage a busy community legal practice. You will need high-level interpersonal skills and a solid understanding of issues facing people experiencing homelessness.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.