Vacant position - Board Member

The Centre is preparing to grow and expand its services in 2021, thanks to significant investment from the Commonwealth Government announced in the recent Federal Budget.

The Centre’s Board plays a critical role in setting the Centre’s strategic direction and supporting good governance and strong organisational performance.

We are seeking expressions of interest from women who  interested in joining the Centre’s Board and can support us to link our continued evolution and expansion to local and national conversations about the legal needs of particular groups of women, specifically women from migrant backgrounds, women with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Members of the Board are volunteers.

We are seeking candidates who:

  • are passionate about the goals of the Centre
  • have active networks within, or understanding of the needs of, women from migrant backgrounds, women with disability and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
  • can contribute ideas to respond to strategic challenges faced by community organisations
  • have strong communication skills and experience in working within committees
  • have achieved leadership standing in business, government, or the not-for-profit/community sector
  • are willing and able to commit the time to meet the responsibilities of this voluntary role (the Board meets six times a year).

For further information about the Centre’s approach to governance, please see the Our Board page on our website. For more information about the  position please see the WLC Board Member Position Statement.

For more information about the Centre or to have conversation about the position, please contact the Centre’s CEO, Elena Rosenman on 02 6257 4377 or

How to apply?

Please provide a copy of your CV and a two page EOI addressing the dot points above and the requirements of the position to

Applications from people who are listed on the ASIC Disqualified Persons Register and/or ACNC Register of Disqualified Persons will not be considered.

We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women of colour, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women with a disability, to apply.


The Women’s Legal Centre is a leading legal assistance service in the ACT, committed to improving women’s lives through specialist legal representation, support and advocacy.

The Centre provides legal assistance across the spectrum of need, including legal information and referral, legal advice and representation and litigation. Our main areas of practice are family law, domestic violence, early intervention care and protection work, victims of crime, employment and discrimination.

The Centre provides legal services within a multi-disciplinary and trauma-informed practice model that incorporates a Socio-Legal Team to provide wrap-around support to the most vulnerable and at-risk clients. The multi-disciplinary practice is complemented by the Mulleun Mura Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Access to Justice Program.

The Centre also provides community legal education and provides expert advice on law and policy development to build government and community capacity to understand and respond discrimination, violence and other issues that disproportionately affect women.

Read about the Centre's Board and governance