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Communications Officer

We’re currently recruiting for a Communications Officer to join our team in Melbourne.

This new and exciting position will work closely with the Directors of Communications and Campaigns and play a vital role maintaining and expanding the Human Rights Law Centre’s public profile and help us better engage with and keep our supporters informed about our work and impact.

Human Rights Law Centre staff appear in over 450 individual articles in the mainstream media each year and reach over 45,000 follows through our social media network. The Communications Officer will assist with the production and distribution of our media and publication outputs across all areas of our operations.

Download the recruitment pack here.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 12 July 2017.



Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us and supporting human rights. Regrettably, we are only able to take on a very limited number of volunteers due to capacity and office space issues. We want to make sure that our volunteers are properly supervised and have interesting, challenging work.

We are not currently taking on any volunteers or interns. We do not have the capacity to take on high school work experience placements.

Tips and resources for getting involved

We are sometimes asked for advice about how to get involved in volunteering and human rights law. Some helpful resources and tips are below:

Volunteering in community legal centres – Victorian Federation of Community Legal Centres and national site

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law & Progressive Law Network ­ – Public Interest Law Careers Guide

University of Melbourne – Careers in Public Interest Law

So you want to be a human rights lawyer? RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice video

Bill Quigley’s Letter to a Law Student Interested in Social Justice