Practice Manager, Solicitor, Practice Academic

Melbourne, Australia
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Melbourne CBD

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $116,737 - $134,606 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Join a renowned and world-leading faculty
  • Supportive, innovative and creative environment
  • Career change opportunity

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

The Opportunity

The Monash Law Clinics (MLC) are a set of community legal services and programs conducted by lawyers and supervised undergraduate and postgraduate law students which have been in operation since 1978. Monash University currently operates clinics in Clayton (MLC-C) and Springvale (SMLS) with our newly created Melbourne CBD clinic (MLC-M) to open its doors mid-2018.

In preparation for the opening of the newly created CBD clinic, we are seeking to appoint a highly experienced Senior Lawyer in the role of Practice Manager who will be responsible for building the profile of the clinic as well as providing overall strategic management and supervision of the clinic.

Reporting to the Director, Monash Law Clinics, you will draw on your experience as a Senior Lawyer to lead and support the provision of expert legal advice and close supervision of law students and volunteers who participate in the Monash Law Faculty Clinical Program. In addition, this role will also play a key role in the establishment of the CBD clinic’s legal services structure, its delivery of legal services and in securing ongoing funding.

You will have extensive experience in legal practice management, preferably within the community legal sector, and a demonstrated interest in supervising law students or junior practitioners to ensure the provision of high-quality legal assistance to clients. A capacity and interest in engaging in academic activities, a record of obtaining external funding either individually or as a team and evidence of participation and high-quality contribution to professional and/or university committees would be highly regarded.

If you are seeking to take your career to the next level – then this is the ideal opportunity for you!

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

A willingness to maintain a clear police records check and a current or eligibility to hold a Principal Practising Certificate to operate a trust account in accordance with the provisions of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (VIC) is a requirement of this position.

For further information on this role and details on how to apply, please click the following link:


Ms Rachel Spencer, Director, Monash Law Clinics Clayton +61 3 9905 5547.

Closing Date

Wednesday 27 June 2018, 11:55 pm AEST