Project Director, Towards Truth – Public Interest Advocacy Centre – Sydney NSW

Position: Project Director, Towards Truth
Organisation: Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
Location: Sydney NSW
Closing date: 11:00pm Friday 02/09/22
How to apply: Please send your application to [email protected], including Project Director, Towards Truth in the subject field. Please note there is no application close date, and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.
Contact person: Jonathon Hunyor, [email protected]

Towards Truth is a collaboration between PIAC and the Indigenous Law Centre (ILC) at UNSW that responds directly to the call of the Uluru Statement from the Heart for truth-telling.

PIAC are building a comprehensive database and accessible website that will provide an accurate, detailed map of the ways in which Australian laws and policies have impacted upon the lives of First Nations people throughout Australian history. Described by Professor Megan Davis as ‘the engine room of truth-telling’, this is a bold and ambitious project that will have an enduring impact. Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for delivering the Towards Truth project, managing a team including staff, pro bono lawyers and volunteers. Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the project partnership with the Indigenous Law Centre UNSW
  • Driving the development of the Towards Truth database and website
  • Developing and managing external relationships, including funders and pro bono partners

You have tertiary qualifications in law or relevant experience in legal research with strong project management skills and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and/or organisations. Additionally, you have:

  • Capacity to develop formal and informal relationships and networks
  • An understanding of the law and functions of government
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team
  • Excellent writing skills including experience in editing the work of others