Positions Vacant - Head of Practice (Migration Law)

Looking to take the next step in your migration law career?

No billable targets. A feminist workplace and culture. Leaders in trauma-informed lawyering in the ACT. Meaningful, varied, interesting, and complex legal work.

The Women’s Legal Centre ACT seeks an experienced migration lawyer/migration agent (4 years experience) to join our team and help the Centre design, create, deliver and lead a thriving migration law practice.

The Centre’s new migration law practice will focus on advice, assistance, and representation to women on temporary visas experiencing family violence. The practice will work alongside our social work, family law and employment law teams to provide holistic legal services to the women of Canberra. We are experts in understanding the dynamics of domestic and family violence. We use the legal system to help clients achieve long-term safety outcomes and financial independence.

This is a unique opportunity to drive social change and impact to improve life outcomes for vulnerable women.

If you have been looking for an opportunity to step up, develop a profile in this space and use your leadership skills to build a practice area, this role is for you.

We offer:

  • Competitive remuneration package, including generous PBI salary packaging options, flex-leave, and 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • Flexible work options, sustainable caseloads, and a supportive workplace dedicated to developing employee wellbeing and resilience.
  • Opportunities to develop your leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent training opportunities and investment in your professional development.
  • The opportunity to use your legal skills to address gender inequality and support women.

Salary – $111,000 – $115,000 +super

Please see the position description here.


To apply, please send your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the position description to Applications close COB Wednesday 21 July 2021. Selection processes may include interview and other forms of assessment.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Claudia Maclean on (02) 6257 4377.

Please note being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).  Part-time applications will be considered.