Solicitor

The SRC Legal Service is looking for a qualified Solicitor to work full-time in a fixed term contract. The SRC Legal Service (the SLS) is an incorporated legal practice funded by the Students’ Representative Council of the University of Sydney (the SRC).

The SRC is the representative body of all undergraduate students of the University of Sydney. Though funded by the University it is an independent, autonomous entity.

SRC Legal Service

Provides free legal advice, legal services and education to undergraduate students of The University of Sydney who are eligible members of the Students’ Representative Council.

Participates in activities which improve the situation of students with regard to their legal rights and standard of living, by lobbying to change defects in laws, the legal system, and administrative and social practices that impact on undergraduate students.

Essential Criteria

  1. Hold or qualified to hold a NSW Practicing Certificate.
  2. Demonstrated skills and experience in providing legal advice on a broad range of legal areas.
  3. Demonstrated skills and experience in representing and advocating clients at various courts/tribunals
  4. Minimum 3 years PQE
  5. Able to multitask and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  6. Demonstrated experience in working as part of a team.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Experience as a solicitor within a Tertiary Education Institution, Community Legal Services or not-for-profit organisation.
  2. Working knowledge of University student organisations
  3. Knowledge of equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and occupational health and safety laws.

HOW TO APPLY

Please download the information pack and detailed job description.

Your application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement addressing the criteria.

Applications should be addressed to the SRC President and may be forwarded in the following manner:

Email:   jobs@src.usyd.edu.au

The closing date for applications is midnight 15th January 2020.

We are obliged by law to confirm an employee’s eligibility to work in Australia. Appointment to the position will be contingent upon your producing any of the following documents: Current Australian or New Zealand passport OR Australian birth certificate + photographic identification AND evidence of current Law Society of NSW 2019-2020 practising certificate.