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    Job title: Solicitor (unrestricted)

    Job summary: Rare and exciting opportunity to make a difference at a unique specialist community legal centre in the area of employment law.

    About Circle Green

    Circle Green Community Legal is the only not-for-profit service in WA offering specialist, state-wide legal advice, further assistance, representation, advocacy, community legal education, referrals, outreach and support, in employment, migration, tenancy, and family and domestic violence related to visa problems.

    The Positions

    We are seeking energetic, confident individuals who enjoy a challenge and are interested in making a significant difference to the lives of the people we work with to join our Employment Law stream. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a unique specialist community legal centre in the access to justice / social justice space.
    We are seeking unrestricted solicitors for full time and part time Level 5 and Level 6 positions (with up to two full-time equivalent roles available):

    Solicitor (unrestricted) – Level 5: Primarily involved in the delivery and supervision of our employment law advice service. May involve opportunities to complete case work, community legal education, and law reform with the training and support of more senior solicitors. Employment law experience desirable.

    Solicitor (unrestricted) – Level 6: Primarily involved in the delivery and supervision of our employment law advice service. Also involved in case work, representation, community legal education, and law reform under the supervision of the Managing Solicitor. At least two years’ post admission experience in employment law is essential.
    For further information, please download the Position Descriptions from the Circle Green Community Legal website using the following links:

    Position description: Solicitor (unrestricted) – Level 5

    Position description: Solicitor (unrestricted) – Level 6

    If you have any questions about the positions, please contact Elisha Butt, Managing Solicitor – Employment on (08) 6148 3648 or by email to administration@circlegreen.org.au.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    If you are interested in applying for a Solicitor (unrestricted) position, please forward a copy of your current resume and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages:
    • specifying if you are interested in a full time or part time position; and
    • indicating if you are applying for a Level 5 or Level 6 position; and
    • addressing the corresponding four selection criteria below;
    to carmen.acosta@circlegreen.org.au by 5pm, Tuesday 25th May 2021. Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. Interviews may commence prior to the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

    Selection criteria

    Solicitor (unrestricted) – Level 5:

    • Admitted, or eligible for admission, as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of WA and eligible to hold an unrestricted WA practising certificate.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and convey complex concepts to people from diverse social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
    • Ability to effectively time manage a high and diverse workload.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be an effective team member.

    Solicitor (unrestricted) – Level 6:

    • Admitted, or eligible for admission, as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of WA and eligible to hold an unrestricted WA practising certificate.
    • At least two years’ post admission experience in employment law.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and convey complex concepts to people from diverse social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
    • Ability to conduct case work and litigation, including advocacy skills.