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Jobs

The Human Rights Law Centre believes in a future where human rights are universally understood, upheld and protected. We secure law and policy change that eliminates inequality, abuse and injustice and builds a society grounded in decency, compassion and respect. Our diverse staff team has a strong, shared commitment to creating a better, fairer Australia. We are currently recruiting the following role.

Director of Legal Advocacy, Sydney

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced human rights lawyer and advocate to join the Human Rights Law Centre’s leadership team and manage and develop our Sydney office and relationships. We are looking for someone with generalist human rights experience who is able to work across a range of issues but in particular work at the UN and on Human Rights Charters and anti-discrimination laws.

This is a full-time, ongoing position based in Sydney. We will also consider 0.8 or 0.6 EFT.

Applications close Monday 12 November 2018.

Download a recruitment pack here.

 

Volunteer

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. 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.

We only take on volunteers through established programs with universities and organisations.

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