Employment opportunities 2021-07-09T09:21:12+09:30

Solicitor – Temporary Visa Pilot Project

The Top End Women’s Legal Service (TEWLS) seeks an experienced solicitor (3 years PAE+) to join our vibrant team and help the service develop, deliver and lead a new migration law practice.

In 2021, TEWLS was invited to deliver the Temporary Visa Holders experiencing violence pilot project (the Pilot) in the Northern Territory. The Pilot aims to achieve positive outcomes for families, women and their children by working across sectors to improve the safety and wellbeing of children, advancing gender equality and reducing violence against women and their children, and will run for an initial period of 12 months.

Based in beautiful Darwin, TEWLS’ new migration law practice will focus on advice, assistance, and representation to women on temporary visas experiencing domestic and family violence. The practice will provide exposure to 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 legal skillset while working in the breathtaking tropics, this role is for you.

At TEWLS, we offer:

– Competitive remuneration package, including salary sacrifice and six (6) weeks’ annual leave
– No billable targets, sustainable caseloads, and a supportive environment dedicated to developing employee wellbeing and resilience.
– Excellent training opportunities and investment in your professional development.
– The opportunity to use your legal skills to address gender inequality and support women.
– An energised, collegiate and high-achieving team.
– Salary – by initial reference to SCHADS Level 5 (level subject to experience).

Part-time and initial remote-work applications will be considered.

If you wish to apply for the position and join a small energised, collegiate, high achieving team, please submit a resume and a statement addressing both essential and desirable selection criteria: TEWLS – Solicitor – Temporary Visa Pilot Project Position Description

To Apply
Please contact admin@tewls.org.au for a copy of the position description which includes the selection criteria for the role.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Caitlin Weatherby-Fell, Acting Managing Solicitor on (08) 8982 3000.

Applications are to be submitted by email to cweatherbyfell@tewls.org.au

Applications will close COB Friday 23 July 2021.

“Quick Exit” button

The TEWLS website has a “quick exit” button in the top right-hand corner of the page.

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.

The “quick exit” button does not delete your browse history. This means that if someone checks your browser history, they will be able to see that you have visited then TEWLS website.

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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