As the peak body for the community legal sector in WA, Community Legal WA builds collaboration, capacity and expertise, and promotes sustainability and effectiveness across our 26 member centres.

Our vision is a fair Western Australia, in which everybody has equal access to justice.

Through law reform, advocacy, projects, sector development and legal professional education, our staff advance access to justice and human rights.

About the Role

The National Accreditation Scheme (NAS) is a sector-led initiative to recognise and support good practice in the governance and operations, utilising a national accreditation compliance and certification process for CLCs.

The Accreditation Coordinator is a senior role in the community legal centres sector and works with the sector to lead and coordinate all aspects of the NAS in Western Australia.

This position will implement, monitor and evaluate the Scheme, to support CLCs to meet standards and improve organisational development.

With excellent communication skills, you will have a strong focus on building relationships with member CLCs and building their commitment to quality, accreditation and continuous improvement.

This position is based in our Perth office and will require regular travel across Western Australia including to remote areas, as well as some interstate travel.

Download the job description

Hours: 35 hours per fortnight.

Salary: SACS Award level 7 or 8, $100,785 ($50.84 ph) - $110,692 ($55.98 ph), pro rata, depending on experience, plus generous salary packing benefits.

Benefits: Flexible hours, generous personal and annual leave, and up to 50% work from home.

Employment type: Fixed Term to 30 June 2025, with likely extension.

Culture: Fun, hardworking and supportive team.

Do you have what we are looking for?

If you are ethical, responsive, accountable, have an inquiring mind and enjoy building inclusive relationships, this position may be for you.

You have experience in managing quality, risk, policy, compliance, accreditation, or performance assessment of community organisations, and are enthusiastic about the prospect of supporting standards across the community legal centres sector.

You enjoy engaging with stakeholders to gain buy-in, influence effectively, provide feedback, and negotiate agreed changes.

You are comfortable with rapidly changing and complex environments, responding with flexibility, initiative, and smarts to change and competing priorities.

You have excellent planning and project management skills, critical thinking and analysis skills, and a keen attention to detail.

You have a commitment to human rights and social justice.

Desirable experience includes a legal background, compliance or Governance training or certification, and understanding of the community legal sector.

A police check not older than six months is a requirement for this position.

People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please forward:

a copy of your current resume and

a statement detailing how your experience meets the selection criteria in no more than 3 pages to Chelsea McKinney (CEO) at [email protected] 

Applications that do not address the selection criteria outlined in the job description will not be shortlisted.

Applications close 11pm AWST 24th March 2024, apply by email to [email protected].