First listed on: 09 July 2024



  • Values-driven Organisation
  • Excellent Employee Benefits
  • 0.6 FTE, 12-month fixed-term contract

About the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 
Founded in 2001, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social well being. We champion the rights of people seeking asylum and mobilise a community of compassion to create lasting social and policy change. 

We are a value-driven organisation that strives to be part of a change movement that supports people seeking asylum by providing critical services such as assistance with accommodation, food provisions, casework and legal services. 

The ASRC movement is proudly supported by a community of committed volunteers and supporters who embrace the organisation’s vision that people seeking asylum can live safely, sustainably, independently and equally.

Our Values 
The human rights of people seeking asylum and refugees are at the foundation of all we do and the workforce makes it happen, doing the work to bring the vision and purpose to life. 
Our organisational values are:

  • Welcoming
  • Authentic
  • Courageous
  • Collaborative 

About The Role 
This role will form part of a highly passionate and driven team within the Human Rights Legal Program. It provides a unique opportunity not only to contribute to the provision of high quality legal services to people seeking asylum but to also play a part in training and developing the next generation of human rights lawyers in Australia. 
The team is composed of incredibly dedicated staff and volunteers working on one of the most contentious and complex human rights issues in Australia. 

This position is part-time (0.6 FTE) with a fixed-term contract for 12 months.
About You
As an experienced and driven Solicitor within the practice of refugee law and with a passion to make a difference in the lives of those seeking asylum, you will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Solicitor with current legal practising certificate 
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in refugee law and practice 
  • Demonstrated competence in advocacy before administrative decision makers and courts 
  • Exceptional time management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritise competing demands and limited resources  
  • Ability to train, develop and supervise students and/or volunteers 
  • Willingness to undertake work offsite in places such as immigration detention centres 
  • Experience in working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds 
  • Knowledge of the policy context of practice with asylum seekers visa categories/conditions, and the barriers faced by people seeking asylum in Australia

Lived experience of seeking asylum in Australia is highly desirable. Knowledge of policy and issues impacting on people seeking asylum in Australia as well as previous experience working within a not-for-profit environment, would also be advantageous.
Employee Benefits  
Joining the ASRC means being a part of the largest human rights organisation in Australia, supporting refugees and people seeking asylum. We recognise and appreciate our incredible staff for their contribution, dedication and passion to support and empower people seeking asylum by providing the following conditions above the relevant modern award:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements, including the ability to work remotely
  • Annual Leave Loading of 17.5%
  • Additional discretionary leave provisions including:
    • Leave due to Cultural or Religiously Significant Events
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Leave
    • Leave for Staff Seeking Asylum
    • Gender Affirmation Leave
  • Free onsite car and bicycle parking
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per year tax free)
  • Entertainment Packaging (up to $2,650 per year tax free)
  • Discounts via HR systems provider at grocery and retail outlets
  • Close proximity to public transport (100 metres from Footscray station and buses)

Position Description
Please find the Position Description here to address the Selection Criteria: 
Application Process
Only applications that include a CV and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria, will be considered.
Applications close 11:59pm Monday, 22nd July 2024   
All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check, and provision of a valid Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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