Aboriginal Legal Officer position available

The Tenants Union is recruiting for an Aboriginal Legal Officer.

Aboriginal Legal Officer: Permanent Part-time (28 hours)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are warmly invited and strongly encouraged to apply

This exciting position offers the opportunity to make a difference. Aboriginal legal officers have worked on many exciting projects and matters such as preventing no-grounds terminations of Aboriginal tenants; Test cases on legislation affecting Aboriginal Tenants; ensuring Commonwealth Rent Assistance is properly calculated by social housing providers; and developing innovative training for community workers and advocates.

The Tenants’ Union of NSW is a Community Legal Centre specialising in housing law matters. It is also the peak organisation for tenants in NSW and the resource body for the NSW network of Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services.

The Aboriginal Legal Officer provides advice, litigation, research, policy development and the delivery of training, primarily to the four Aboriginal Tenant Advice and Advocacy Services in NSW.

The practice concentrates on contract and land law.  The practice also undertakes matters in consumer, anti-discrimination, administrative, environmental, and credit and debt law.

Salary range $73,255 to $84,320 per annum pro rata, plus super, salary packaging and generous conditions.

Download the Job description, selection criteria and background information.  Applications must address the selection criteria and attach a resume.


For further information call Grant Arbuthnot 8117 3704.

Email applications to: recruitment@tenants.org.au

Applications close 5pm Friday 3 March 2017.


Attached files:

Job description and background information

Workplace adjustment policy

Tenants' Union of NSW 2015-2016 Annual Report