Positions vacant

Administration and Volunteer Coordinator

Contract Terms:

Part time position (3 days, 21 hrs/week). Hours to be negotiated Monday to Friday. Contract term May to mid-December 2021. Occasional evening work may be required.

Supervisor: Centre Director and Principal Solicitor, however this role involves taking direction from the Operations Officer and other staff as needed.

Location: 4 Station Street, Katoomba, with occasional requirement for travel to other areas in the region.

Remuneration: This position is classified under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHCADS) Level 3 (calculated for a 35-hour week). Salary packaging benefits are available in accordance with ATO guidelines for Public Benevolent Institutions. Our Enterprise Agreement includes additional provisions including time in lieu and additional leave entitlements.

About you:

Our Administration and Volunteer Coordinator facilitates the operations of our services across the region. A high level of initiative towards reception and administration duties and the recruitment, coordination and supervision of volunteers is required.

To be successful in this position you will have well developed listening and communication skills with natural empathy, personal drive, great time management and organisation skills, a knack for problem solving and a can-do attitude.

About the role:

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Directing enquiries and warm referrals and providing support as needed:
    • Be our first point of contact during opening hours including for walk-in enquiries
    • Ensure enquiries made through our admin email and phone line are attended to in a timely manner
    • Coordinate call flows for advice lines
    • Ensure all warm referrals are passed on to tenant advocates or lawyers in a timely manner
    • Support the legal team with other intake and triage functions as required
  2. Ensuring well organised and efficient administration and operation of the Centre:
    • Ensure mail is collected, entered, distributed and posted out daily as appropriate
    • Proactively coordinate the ordering of stationery, brochures, resources and consumables
    • Ensure equipment are in good working order and coordinate repairs and maintenance as needed
    • Assist with filing as required and coordinate archiving processes
    • Ensure the office and its facilities are clean, safe and fit for purpose
    • Assist with planning and preparation of community legal education and other events as required
    • Ensure timely and accurate data entry
    • Provide administrative support to all staff as required and directed
  3. Recruit, coordinate and supervise volunteers:
    • Create and manage volunteer rosters to meet organisational needs, ensuring, where possible, that each lawyer and advocate has a volunteer available during advice line shifts
    • Recruit new volunteers, including advertising, selection and interviewing
    • Provide orientation and training to new volunteers, including database training, that is appropriate to their role
    • Manage volunteer workplace issues and absences
    • Engage, support and resource volunteers in their work
    • Coordinate and attend our Evening Legal service

Other organisational requirements:

Governance and Accountability:

  • Adhere to EECLC Constitution, philosophy, values, policies and procedures including state and federal legislation, funding body service agreements, the National Association of Community Legal Centre’s Risk Management Guide
  • Document work in line with required standards
  • Ensure the complete and accurate collection of client data and entry onto CLASS client database
  • Perform all reasonable duties as requested by the Centre Director and Operations Officer
  • Attend supervision sessions


  • Attend staff, team and casework meetings as required and contribute to decision making
  • Contribute to planning processes, and contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Plan as relevant to your work
  • Contribute to a positive and cooperative work environment
  • Follow through on commitments
  • Contribute to housekeeping tasks
  • Identify and improve processes with your domain and highlight opportunities for improvements in other areas when observed
  • Support volunteers, management and other staff members to your best ability


  • Actively engage in skills development, particularly in areas that will add value to your existing role
  • Participate in required training and ongoing professional education

Workplace Health & Safety:

  • Read, seek to understand, and adhere to WH&S Policy
  • Support the development of new WH&S Policies and participate in their implementation as appropriate

Selection Criteria:

The following skills, abilities and experience is required to be successful in the role:


  1. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work with minimal supervision, accept responsibility, and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a complex work environment.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide range of people including disadvantaged people in distress as well as government and community organisations.
  3. Demonstrated time management skills showing ability to exercise initiative, prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  4. Experience in the development and maintenance of records, filing and office systems and processes.
  5. Completion of Aboriginal specific cultural safety training or willingness to undertake cultural safety training.
  6. High level of computer literacy including experience with Microsoft suite and a variety of databases and online platforms.


  1. Experience working in a community legal centre or knowledge and understanding of the sector.
  2. Experience working in an Apple Macintosh operating environment.
  3. Current NSW driver’s licence.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing each of the selection criteria to jamie@eeclc.org.au by 5pm Monday 26th April.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted for suitable candidates during the application period so we encourage you to submit your application early.

For questions about the role please email us or call our Locum Operations Officer, Jamie Payne on 0410 834 212.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri nations. We pay respect to past, present and future Elders, extending this respect to all Aboriginal people. We respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of our regions. EECLC is is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.