Q+Law Service Director

Fitzroy Legal Service
  • Unique leadership role in Victorian community legal sector.
  • Work to address intersectional disadvantage and champion LGBTIQA+ legal rights.
  • Based at Victorian Pride Centre in St-Kilda with flexible and hybrid working options.

Fitzroy Legal Service has been successful in its application to establish Q+Law (working title) – a community-led LGBTIQA+ legal service for Victoria. Q+Law will operate in partnership with Queerspace and will deliver safe and inclusive legal services at the Victoria Pride Centre and outreach to various locations including Queerspace and Your Community Health. The Queerspace Community Governance Committee will provide expert lived experience advice and ensure the intersectional voices of our communities inform the service development of Q+Law.

About the role

The Q+Law Service Director is Fitzroy Legal Service’s senior executive for Q+Law, responsible for the development, execution and review of strategy, policy and plans for Q+Law. You will lead and deliver all aspects of the partnerships and strategic advocacy functions of Q+Law. As a member of the executive team at FLS, you will also provide leadership and strategic direction to the organisation and contribute to the progress the achievement of the FLS strategy and its implementation. The role is a contract role until 31 October 2024.

Key duties

Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership: provide leadership, representation, and a positive organisational profile for Q+Law. Contribute to the culture of Fitzroy Legal Service and Q+Law that promotes and demonstrates inclusion, accessibility, cultural safety, respect, good practice, innovation, and team approach.
  • Management: oversee performance of the Q+Law service, including provide staff supervision, contribute to reporting, and accountability.
  • Stakeholder engagement: establish and enhance partnerships across the LGBTIQ+ and legal sectors.
  • Strategic advocacy: develop and execute advocacy plans, including communications, policy and legislative reform, integrating with strategic casework and/or litigation.

Fitzroy Legal Service is an inclusive employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. This is a special measures role and only members of the LGBTIQA+ community are eligible to apply, in line with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

To find out more and to apply for the position please click this link from Ethical Jobs: https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/FitzroyLegal/qlaw-service-director

Enter Button Text

Other news

IDAHOBIT DAY
May 17, 2024
Fitzroy Legal Service and Q+Law celebrate IDAHOBIT Day
Read article ›
Australia must do more to secure a ceasefire in Palestine
May 14, 2024
Australia must do more to secure a ceasefire in Palestine
Read article ›
FLS's free Divorce Clinic
April 30, 2024
Family Law and Family Violence team reignite FLS’s Divorce Clinic
Read article ›
A msg from the CEO, Hamish McLachlan
April 30, 2024
Message from the CEO – April 2024  
Read newsletter ›
Amity Mara, Manager, Policy, Advocacy and Projects
April 29, 2024
Five minutes with Amity Mara
Read post ›
April 15, 2024
Migration Bill denies safe pathways for people seeking asylum in Australia
Read post ›
March 28, 2024
Message from the CEO – March 2024  
Read newsletter ›
Rebecca Johnston-Ryan, Service Director and Principal Lawyer, Night Service
March 27, 2024
Five minutes with FLS Night Service Director and Principal Lawyer, Rebecca Johnston-Ryan
Read post ›
March 26, 2024
FLS welcomes new volunteers for 2024 
Read post ›
March 15, 2024
FLS submission to amend Australia’s Family Law Act  
Read post ›
February 29, 2024
Message from the CEO – February 2024  
Read newsletter ›
FLS 2024 Trainee Lawyer
February 29, 2024
Welcoming FLS’s 2024 Trainee Lawyer
Read post ›
A message from the CEO, January 2024, Hamish McLachlan
January 31, 2024
Message from the CEO – January 2024  
Read newsletter ›
January 18, 2024
Fitzroy Legal Service doors remain open this Invasion Day
Read post ›
Hamish McLachlan
January 9, 2024
Introducing FLS Interim CEO, Hamish McLachlan  
Read post ›
November 28, 2023
In the future, people like Thuy will no longer face unfair barriers
Read post ›
November 8, 2023
FLS announces CEO departure following a legacy of purposeful growth
Read post ›
Solicitor and former Australian Government Solicitor, Michael Kingston
October 24, 2023
Five minutes with former FLS volunteer, Michael Kingston
Read post ›
June 30, 2023
Reflections on a harm reduction intervention in the Inquest into Veronica Nelson’s passing
Read article ›
Human Rights News
June 19, 2023
Victoria Police breaches human rights and its own policies at cannabis legalisation rally
Read article ›
May 26, 2023
FLS submission on a medically supervised injecting service in the City of Melbourne
Read post ›
March 31, 2023
Q+Law: A new legal service with and for LGBTIQA+ communities
Read article ›
March 10, 2023
FLS joins calls for a Supervised Injecting Service in the CBD
Read article ›
January 24, 2023
Fitzroy Legal Service joins in calls from Aboriginal, legal, and human rights organisations for the urgent reform of Victoria’s bail laws.
Read article ›
October 13, 2022
Vale Uncle Jack
Read article ›
October 22, 2021
Human Rights don’t stop at prison gates. It is time to end routine strip searching of people in prison!
Read post ›
View all news ›