Employment

Managing Lawyer – Elder Abuse

  • Attractive employee benefits: including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year
  • Full Time | Location: Box Hill / Boronia

About the role

As the head of the Elder Abuse response teams, the Managing Lawyer – Elder Abuse will drive the strategic direction of the Elder Abuse Service trials, comprising two key initiatives; the specialist elder abuse unit and the health justice partnership with Eastern Health.

This position is responsible for the management of the programs, the supervision of the elder abuse response team of staff and volunteers, and the oversight of legal services provided to vulnerable older people at risk of or experiencing elder abuse.          

About You

You will have experience working with or within a multi-disciplinary environment, preferably in family violence or elder abuse as well as an understanding of the social context of Elder Abuse as a form of Family violence. You will have experience engaging successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels and demonstrated ability to operate successfully in an autonomous role.

You will have experience or an interest in managing, mentoring and developing others and possess excellent communication and partnership skills.  You will have the ability to manage multiple, competing demands and the desire to grow with the organisation.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Eligiblity to hold an unrestricted legal practising certificate in Victoria.
  • At least five years legal practice experience, including well developed technical ability to provide legal assistance in a broad range of matters, including in Wills & POA, Guardianship, Family Violence, Family Law and other related areas of law that effect older people.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake projects recognising the relationship between the legal practice work and community development activities, including the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders and key personnel in community and government sectors at a senior level
  • Relevant experience in planning, co-ordinating and delivering services to members of disadvantaged and vulnerable communities

This position is based at ECLC’s Box Hill/Boronia locations with attendance at various integrated outreach locations. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this role may include working from home arrangements. Working remotely, you will be expected to have exceptional communication and the ability to build positive relationships to support your role.

For more information: Application Pack – Managing Lawyer – Elder Abuse

Applications may be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria (within the application pack) by midnight, Sunday, 15 August 2021 to Belinda Lo, Director – Legal Services (Principal Lawyer) at employment@eclc.org.au.

For any questions regarding the role, please contact Belinda on 0423 731 821. 

Applications must clearly address the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Shared Services (Office) Manager

  • Attractive employee benefits: including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year
  • Full Time | Location: Box Hill / Boronia

About the role

The Shared Services Manager will be an integral member of a highly supportive People and Shared Services team, providing operational support across a growing and dynamic not-for-profit organisation.

This varied role requires a range of skills to support a smooth running office, ensuring everyone has what they need to focus on their job, and promote a collaborative, safe and efficient work environment. The ‘office’ is also viewed as more than its physical space, with the role also responsible for supporting a hybrid working model and a digital workforce.

About You

We are seeking an experienced and flexible person, who ‘can make things happen’, with a high degree of initiative and a proactive mindset.

You will be a compassionate and empathetic person, who engages well with others, and who oversees the well-being and efficiency of both staff and the office environment.

As an organisation embracing the digital workplace, you will love all things technology that improves efficiency and flexibility and enhances the employee experience; as such, you will have the passion, patience and capability to promote adoption and user-level support alongside your team.

You will have supreme organisation skills, able to anticipate needs and effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar role, preferably within NFP/community sector; tertiary qualifications desirable (for example, in relevant administrative/business management studies)
  • Highly organised, with the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise work
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Highly developed interpersonal, influencing and stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels, building trust and fostering relationships quickly and maintaining discretion and integrity at all times
  • Advanced IT skills, with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft 365 and Office suite, knowledge of CMS platforms desirable, with an aptitude to learn new software and systems
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills, with demonstrated attention to detail and planning capabilities
  • Demonstrated people management skills
  • Ability to work proactively and independently, with minimal direction, and as part of a collaborative team

This position is based at ECLC’s Box Hill/Boronia locations. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this role may include working from home arrangements. Working remotely, you will be expected to have exceptional communication and the ability to build positive relationships to support your role.

For more information: Application Pack – Shared Services Manager (07_2021)

Applications may be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria (within the application pack) to Emma Pryce-Baxter, Director – People and Shared Services at employment@eclc.org.au.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Emma Pryce-Baxter on 0435 117 970.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Co-ordinator – Fundraising and Philanthropy

Join our team and use your excellent networking and partnership skills to identify and develop fundraising and philanthropic opportunities that align and support organisational strategic objectives.

  • Initial 12 month contract
  • Part-time (3 days) 
  • Box Hill location
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

About the role

As part of the Partnerships and Community Development team, the Co-ordinator – Fundraising and Philanthropy will:

  • Lead the development, implementation and co-ordination of an organisational Fundraising Strategy
  • Establish and co-ordinate systems and processes relating to workplace giving, individual giving, bequests and general donations
  • Build and maintain strategic and mutually beneficial relationships with new and existing partners, funders, donors and key stakeholders

About you

You will have experience working in fundraising and philanthropy with or within the not-for-profit, community and/or legal sectors. You will be a passionate person, with the capacity to think and act strategically and exercise a high level of judgement.

You will be confident in the development and implementation of fundraising systems and platforms and be able to effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Five or more years relevant experience across multiple fundraising and philanthropy streams
  • Excellent donor relation skills. Including demonstrated ability to proactively acknowledge and engage donors and respond to donor queries
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and liaise successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders in the community and government sectors at a senior level

For more information: Application Pack – Co-ordinator – Fundraising and Philanthropy

Applications may be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria (within the application pack) to Donna Askew, Director – Partnerships and Community Development at employment@eclc.org.au.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Donna on (03) 9957 2417.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes candidates with experience of disability, and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Eastern Community Legal Centre has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers.

Eastern Community Legal Centre is committed to supporting those within the workplace who are experiencing family violence and to create a workplace in which family violence has no place.

Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes applications from current volunteers of the Centre. It is the position of Eastern Community Legal Centre however, that a person cannot be engaged as both a paid employee and a volunteer of the Centre. Please note that if successful in the recruitment process, any current volunteer would be unable to continue in their volunteering role for the duration of their engagement.

Eastern Community Legal Centre reserves the right not to make an appointment in a position.

ECLC employees are expected to comply with the ECLC Code of Conduct.

All terms and conditions of employment are contained in the ECLC Enterprise Agreement 2013-2016.

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Page updated July 21, 2021
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