Employment opportunities 2022-09-23T11:08:05+09:30

We currently have two exciting employment opportunities to join the TEWLS team!

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Senior Lawyer 

The Top End Women’s Legal Service (TEWLS) seeks a Senior Lawyer (minimum 5 years PAE+, or 3 years PAE in a comparable legal practice) to join our vibrant and expanding team and help achieve our vision – a community in which women enjoy and are entitled to legal and social justice.

  • Location: TEWLS, Darwin
  • Reporting to: Principal Lawyer
  • Term: 12-month contract, subject to further extension
  • Classification: SCHADS Level 6.1 – 6.3 ($96,969.60 – $101,250.24 ) plus salary sacrifice, 10% superannuation, as well as six (6) weeks annual leave and leave loading
  • Position basis: Full-time (38 hours per week)

ABOUT TEWLS

TEWLS is a specialist community legal centre providing legal services for all women and persons identifying as women in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Based in beautiful Darwin, TEWLS provides high quality, holistic, trauma-informed and culturally secure legal advice, casework and representation, community legal education, and advocacy in the areas of civil, family and migration law. As a front-line women’s service, the majority of TEWLS’ clients present having experienced or experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence.

TEWLS provides a vital role for women in the Top End. At an individual level, the service responds to and facilitates women’s experiences and realities, with specialist and responsive legal services. At a systemic level, clients’ collective experiences establish a salient foundation and platform for informed service advocacy and calls for systemic improvement and change.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Forming part of our specialist women’s practice, the Senior Lawyer will work under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer to provide legal services within TEWLS’ practice areas, and will be expected to apply (and if required, acquire) a high level of expertise to provide legal services across a range of matters. The Senior Lawyer will undertake a broad range or complex casework and will also undertake a day-to-day mentoring role for less experienced legal practitioners in specified legal matters/areas of law, as well as supervise the work of volunteer lawyers and students, as required. In support of and collaboration with the TEWLS Principal Lawyer, the Senior Lawyer may be required to assist in the development and maintenance of requisite legal policy and procedures.

As an integrated and multi-disciplinary service, the Senior Lawyer will work alongside legal and social staff and will have carriage of a range of legal matters and clinics, including court representation. The Senior Lawyer will also contribute to the service’s community legal education and advocacy focuses, including stakeholder engagement and law reform.

Notably, TEWLS’ specialist practice provides meaningful, varied, interesting, and complex legal work, within a supportive and trauma-informed environment.

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to develop and use your developing legal skillset while working in the breath-taking tropics, this role is for you!

WHAT WE OFFER

At TEWLS, we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration package (SCHADS Level 6.1 – 6.3 ($96,969.60 – $101,250.24), including 10% superannuation, salary sacrifice and six (6) weeks’ annual leave with leave loading
  • No billable targets, sustainable caseloads, and a supportive environment dedicated to developing and maintaining employee wellbeing and resilience
  • The opportunity to use your legal skills to address gender inequity and support vulnerable women in the community
  • An energised, passionate, and high-achieving team

TO APPLY

Applicants for this position must address the selection criteria, found within the position description.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Caitlin Weatherby-Fell, Chief Executive Officer by phone on (08) 8982 3000 or email to cweatherbyfell@tewls.org.au.

Applications will close Sunday 16 October 2022 at 11:59pm.

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Lawyer or Senior Lawyer (WSHD)

The Top End Women’s Legal Service (TEWLS) seeks a Lawyer or Senior Lawyer (minimum 2 years PAE+) in a new role to join our vibrant and expanding team and help achieve our vision – a community in which women enjoy and are entitled to legal and social justice.

  • Location: TEWLS, Darwin
  • Reporting to: Principal Lawyer
  • Term: Ongoing
  • Classification: SCHADS Level 5.1 – 6.3 ($88,757.76 – $101,250.24) plus salary sacrifice, 10% superannuation, as well as six (6) weeks annual leave and leave loading
  • Position basis: Full-time (38 hours per week)

ABOUT TEWLS

TEWLS is a specialist community legal centre providing legal services for all women and persons identifying as women in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Based in beautiful Darwin, TEWLS provides high quality, holistic, trauma-informed and culturally secure legal advice, casework and representation, community legal education, and advocacy in the areas of civil, family and migration law. As a front-line women’s service, the majority of TEWLS’ clients present having experienced or experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence.

TEWLS provides a vital role for women in the Top End. At an individual level, the service responds to and facilitates women’s experiences and realities, with specialist and responsive legal services. At a systemic level, clients’ collective experiences establish a salient foundation and platform for informed service advocacy and calls for systemic improvement and change.

In 2022, TEWLS has received new funding to increase our capacity in workplace sexual harassment and discrimination (WSHD) matters, increasing the depth of our existing employment and related civil legal practice.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Forming part of our specialist women’s practice, the new Lawyer or Senior Lawyer role will work under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer to provide legal services within TEWLS’ practice areas, with particular focus on the areas of workplace sexual harassment and discrimination as it relates to employment law, alongside complementary areas of civil law.

As an integrated and multi-disciplinary service, the Lawyer or Senior Lawyer will work alongside legal and social staff and will have carriage of a range of legal matters and clinics, including court representation. The Lawyer or Senior Lawyer will also contribute to the service’s community legal education and advocacy focuses, including stakeholder engagement and law reform.

Notably, TEWLS’ specialist practice provides meaningful, varied, interesting, and complex legal work, within a supportive and trauma-informed environment.

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to develop and use your developing legal skillset while working in the breath-taking tropics, this role is for you!

WHAT WE OFFER

At TEWLS, we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration package (SCHADS Level 5.1 – 6.3 ($88,757.76 – $101,250.24), including 10% superannuation, salary sacrifice and six (6) weeks’ annual leave with leave loading
  • No billable targets, sustainable caseloads, and a supportive environment dedicated to developing and maintaining employee wellbeing and resilience
  • The opportunity to use your legal skills to address gender inequity and support vulnerable women in the community
  • An energised, passionate, and high-achieving team

TO APPLY

Applicants for this position must address the selection criteria, found within the position description.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Caitlin Weatherby-Fell, Chief Executive Officer by phone on (08) 8982 3000 or email to cweatherbyfell@tewls.org.au.

Applications will close Sunday 16 October 2022 at 11:59pm.

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If the above opportunities aren’t suitable for you and you still wish to get involved in the work of TEWLS, we would love your support! You can find more information about volunteering, as well as internship and placement opportunities here.

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This button will close the TEWLS website and open the Bureau of Meteorology website. You may need to use this button if you are worried that someone is watching you use the computer or that you have been looking at the TEWLS website.

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Do you speak a language other than English?

If you would like to speak to TEWLS with an interpreter:

You can call TEWLS on 1800 234 441 and ask to speak to us with an interpreter. We can organise this for free.You will need to tell us your name, your phone number and the language that you speak. We will then call you back with an interpreter on the phone.

TEWLS are able to organise interpreters for most languages, including Aboriginal languages and Auslan.

You can also organise for TEWLS to contact you:

To organise for TEWLS to contact you, please complete the form through the “Make an Appointment” button on the TEWLS home page.

Do you want to access the TEWLS website in a language other than English?

If you would like to listen to the TEWLS website in an
Aboriginal language:

TEWLS has had four Top End Aboriginal languages recorded for this website. You can click the “play” button to listen to these recordings.

The languages that are currently available are:

  • – Murrinh-Patha
  • – Tiwi
  • – Warlpiri
  • – Yolngu Matha

If you would like to read the TEWLS website in a language other than English:

The TEWLS website is able to be translated to lots of different languages. To change the language settings, press “Select Language” in the top bar and choose the language that you speak.

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