Opportunities to join BGCLS as staff or as a volunteer are available at various times throughout the year, dependent on funding and availability.
Family Violence Lawyer-Horsham Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (BGCLS) is offering a rewarding opportunity for a part-time (22.8 hours per week) Family Violence Lawyer to provide services in Horsham. As a Family Violence Lawyer you will provide high quality advice, casework, community legal education and court representation to clients in the Horsham region and Family Violence Intervention Order Duty Lawyer Service at Horsham Magistrates' Court. This role will work collaboratively with a range of key stakeholders including court staff, police prosecutors, Victoria Legal Aid Duty Lawyers and support services. Occasional travel between Ballarat & Horsham will be required.
Receptionist-Ballarat Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service is seeking a Receptionist who can demonstrate a commitment to social justice principles and work within a Human Rights framework. This is a full- time role. The successful candidate must be empathetic and willing to work with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. This role requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment whilst still maintaining a high level of accuracy and professionalism. Date entry and communication are key elements to this role Experience working in a legal setting such as a Community Legal Centre, Victoria Legal Aid or Private Legal Sector would be an advantage but not essential. Generous Salary Packaging options are available as well as bonus annual leave between Christmas and New Year. BGCLS values equal opportunity and encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply. Application Process Applications must include the following to be considered:
Volunteers are integral to the establishment and maintenance of our service delivery model, which is fundamentally different to the services available elsewhere in the private legal system. Volunteer Solicitors must have a current practising certificate.
We note that our volunteer programs are currently suspended, however if you would like to volunteer, please send an email to reception.
Further Education Student Placement
BGCLS provides a variety of opportunities for university students in various areas of study including Law, Social Work and Criminal Justice.
We note that our student placement programs are currently suspended, however if you would like to be considered for student placement, please contact send an email to reception.