Working Women’s Centre – Principal Solicitor

SCHADS Level 8 ($124,840 - $129,756) 

We’re looking for a Principal Solicitor to lead a brand new Working Women’s Centre! As this is a new role, the position may be undertaken in either Hobart, Launceston or Burnie dependant on the right candidate (with some intrastate and interstate travel from time to time).

Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Principal Solicitor will provide internal leadership and be responsible for providing direction to all staff of the Working Women’s Centre.

The Working Women’s Centre will focus on providing culturally appropriate and trauma-informed advice, advocacy and representation for clients seeking assistance with employment and workers compensation matters, including timely and on-the-spot assistance for clients who have experienced workplace sexual harassment and other workplace issues.

The Principal Solicitor will plan and direct this service provision within the Working Women’s Centre, including planning and providing community education, training and outreach to the community, and will also have the opportunity to provide some advice and support through face-to-face and telephone client interactions, as well as providing liaison between the client, other Working Women’s Centre staff and Worker Assist Tasmania to best meet client needs, and to assist secure sustainable outcomes for clients.

The Principal Solicitor will also plan the provision of community education and training in relation to workplace issues to the community and the sector, and develop law reform submissions, resources and produce reports in relation to the Working Women’s Centre.

If this sounds like you and you’re looking for a meaningful new role where you can make an impact in the community, we’d love to hear from you!

Check out the Candidate Information Sheet if you’d like to know more about Women’s Legal Centre Tasmania and Worker Assist in this collaboration to offer a Working Women’s Centre service to Tasmanian women.

We offer:

  • Flexible working environment
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging arrangement of up to $18,500 per FBT year to increase your take home pay (with admin costs covered by the organisation)
  • Additional one week annual leave (pro rata) to support wellbeing
  • Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave (pro rata) for employees who have been with the organisation for a minimum of 12 months

To Apply

Download a copy of the Working Women’s Centre – Principal Solicitor Position Description (which includes the selection criteria).   If you have any queries about the position, please reach out to and when you’re ready to apply, email through a current resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

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