All vacant positions at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) are advertised on this website. Current available positions are listed below. 

Senior Policy Officer

Join a leader in social justice and make a real difference to people’s lives.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre uses litigation, public policy development, communication and training to promote social justice in a practical and strategic way. We are a respected independent, non-profit organisation.

The Senior Policy Officer will lead policy development and research at PIAC. This will include identifying systemic policy issues, and developing and implementing effective responses, particularly as part of projects that integrate legal, policy and communication strategies.

Applicants will have high level strategic analysis and policy development skills, strong communication skills, and a sound understanding of legislative, law reform and political processes.

Applications should be no longer than 5 pages in total and comprise a cover letter, resume, and a statement addressing the selection criteria. A position description including selection criteria can be downloaded from this page. 

Further enquiries can be directed to Jonathon Hunyor on (02) 8898 6508.

Applications close: Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Senior Policy Officer Positon Description

Practical Legal Training Placements

Please note: we are not currently recruiting for PLT positions.

Our next recruitment will be in June 2017.

PIAC regularly has positions available for Practical Legal Training (PLT) placements. The placements are unpaid but reasonable travel costs are reimbursed.

PLTs are supervised by a Senior Solicitor within our strategic litigation team, and have an opportunity to work with lawyers and policy officers across our organisation.

The major projects currently being undertaken by PIAC with a strong legal component include the generalist strategic litigation practice and the Indigenous Justice Program.
PIAC’s strategic litigation team conduct high impact strategic litigation that achieves positive outcomes for significant groups of disadvantaged people. We bring test cases that create important legal precedents that protect human rights and promote social justice for disadvantaged people.

The Volunteer PLT Placement contributes to the provision of a successful, innovative, and responsive legal practice through assisting with PIAC’s telephone information and advice service and with PIAC’s litigation and associated policy and law reform, training and administrative work.

We accept students who have completed or are close to completion of their law degree, and we ask PLTs to commit to a minimum of 3 days per week, for a minimum of 60 days in total.

For further information about future recruitment of PLTs, please contact Senior Solicitor Julia Mansour by email on

Practical Legal Training Placement position description