Jobs at PILCH

Director, PilchConnect

  • Provide leadership and use your exceptional management skills

  • Develop the vision and grow a highly respected service

  • Apply your legal experience & advocacy skills to help the NFP sector

The Public Interest Law Clearing House Vic Inc (PILCH) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to furthering the public interest, improving access to justice for those who are disadvantaged or marginalised, and protecting human rights.

PILCH does this by facilitating pro bono legal services to people and organisations in need, and by addressing injustice through law reform, policy work and legal education.

PilchConnect is PILCH's specialist legal service for not-for-profit (NFP) community organisations. PilchConnect supports NFPs to be better governed, more effective and sustainable organisations so they can maximise the use of their resources for helping vulnerable people and building stronger communities. PilchConnect provides a legal information webportal, low-cost legal training, a free telephone advice service, and a pro bono referral program.

PilchConnect has a reputation for high quality, evidence based law reform and advocacy on key NFP regulatory issues. Following the successful rollout and evaluation of the Victorian service, PilchConnect is looking to expand its service to assist NFPs across other jurisdictions initially via additional web based resources.

We are seeking an experienced, confident and passionate Director, PilchConnect to lead and develop the program and contribute to the achievement of PILCH's overall strategic objectives. The successful Director will build on PilchConnect's three years of fine work and grow the service so it becomes the 'go to' hub for legal assistance for small volunteer run NFPs in Australia.

Applications close 9am Tuesday 13 March 2012.

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Referral Service Administrator

The Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to furthering the public interest, improving access to justice for those who are disadvantaged or marginalised, and protecting human rights.

PILCH does this by facilitating pro bono legal services to Victorian individuals and organisations in need, and by addressing injustice through law reform, policy work and legal education.

PILCH acts as a go-between for pro bono legal assistance between the community and the private legal profession. We coordinate pro bono (free) legal assistance for individuals through the Members' Referral Program, the Law Institute of Victoria Legal Assistance Scheme (LIVLAS) and the Victorian Bar Legal Assistance Scheme (VBLAS). Clients who are eligible for assistance through any of these services are referred to a solicitor or barrister who will act for them on a pro bono basis.

We are currently seeking an experienced, professional Administrator to play a vital role in ensuring the efficient administration of PILCH's Referral Service. If you are interested in using your finely honed administrative and public liaison skills to improve our effectiveness and make a difference for social justice, we look forward to hearing from you.

Employee Benefits:
PILCH offers employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, above award annual leave provisions and opportunities for professional development. PILCH is an organisation that strives to show leadership, operate sustainably and demonstrate our effectiveness. You will be rewarded with a workplace culture that is professional, hard working and dynamic, and where a sense of fun is appreciated.

Applications close 9am Monday 26 March 2012. 

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