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Position Vacant: Project Coordinator Migrant Employment Service

The Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) is searching for a project coordinator who would like to coordinate an exciting new project that will provide employment legal advice and support to migrant communities in NSW.

The Migrant Employment Service is a new project that will address the employment exploitation of migrant workers. It is a collaborative initiative of Marrickville, Kingsford, Redfern and Inner City Legal Centres, funded for three years by the NSW government.This position will be based at the Marrickville Legal Centre’s Dulwich Hill office and employed by Inner City Legal Centre.

This recruitment is for a part-time position for 12 months initially, with a possible extension to three years. The successful applicant will be required to establish the office space, assist the solicitors and community worker to promote the service and run community legal education initiatives, resource the steering committee and ensure the project meets service delivery targets.

Salary is in the range of $71,000 – 75,159* pro rata (depending on experience). Salary packaging available – maximum of $16,000 per annum. Part-time (21 hours per week)

For the position documentation and the selection criteria, please see below. For enquiries: email the ICLC Centre Director at or call 02 9332 1966.

Only applications specifically addressing each selection criteria will be considered. Email applications to the above address by midnight on Thursday 18 July.


* Superannuation and annual leave loading is paid in addition to this. ICLC is a flexible workplace offering time in lieu options and a paid Christmas closure of 2 weeks on top of 4 weeks annual leave. In addition to this salary packaging options may mean a tax saving of up to $6,000 per annum.



Position Title:  Project Coordinator
Salary Range:  $71,000 – 75,159* pro rata
Position Status:  Part-time (3 days per week) for 12 months
Position Reports to:  Migrant Employment Service Steering Committee for project matters & ICLC Centre Director for Human Resource matters
Primary Responsibilities: Coordination of the new Migrant Employment Service

 Inner City Legal Centre encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People


Role and Context of the Position

The Inner City Legal Centre, Marrickville Legal Centre, Redfern Legal Centre, and Kingsford Legal Centre (‘the Centres’) provide access to justice through the provision of legal services, including community legal education, particularly for people who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances.

In a joint project, the Centres are establishing a state-wide legal service to address the employment exploitation of migrant workers (‘the Project’). Migrant workers face many barriers to accessing legal support to recover unpaid wages including: language barriers; unfamiliarity with the Australian legal system; fear of immigration consequences; limited time in Australia to pursue a claim; and a belief that they would not be successful.

This position will be based at the Marrickville Legal Centre’s Dulwich Hill office and will liaise with the project’s community workers, solicitors in various locations and the steering committee to ensure the project delivers targets as outlined in the service agreement. In the first few months this will include establishment of the project.


  • In the early stages set up the office space and infrastructure (including a roaming phone system), social media tools and other communication and document storage systems needed to support the project
  • Oversee the project’s online/social media promotion program
  • Liaise with the bookkeeper to ensure sound financial management and the production of financial acquittals
  • In collaboration with the Community Worker and in consultation with the steering committee, develop, promote and coordinate a community legal education program, ensuring all targets are met
  • In conjunction with MES solicitors, foster and coordinate existing and new pro bono support and referral pathways to ensure that legal advice and casework targets are met
  • Ensure funding compliance by reporting regularly to steering committee on progress to targets and submitting acquittals in a timely manner
  • Develop further funding applications as required
  • Resource the steering committee with meeting logistics, agenda and minutes to ensure all project partners are updated about the project regularly (meeting fortnightly when the project commences, less often after that)
  • Design an evaluation process, including the administration of an annual client survey
  • Develop and coordinate systems to ensure effective communication amongst the project workers including calling and resourcing regular meetings


Selection Criteria

These are tasks/education/experience specific requirements, which the candidate must have in order to carry out the position:

    1. Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
    2. Significant experience in project coordination.
    3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    4. Excellent time management and administration skills.
    5. Ability to work independently and in an area that requires a high degree of confidentiality.
    6. Significant experience in social media community campaign promotion.

The following criteria are desirable:

    1. Experience coordinating project evaluation, including experience surveying clients
    2. Basic knowledge of state and Commonwealth industrial relations laws and the types of employment law issues experienced by migrant workers.
    3. Recognition of the special needs of clients who are disadvantaged, particularly clients of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.