Policy and Communications Officer –
Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program

Join our energy and water team

The Policy and Communications Officer will develop effective and targeted communications to promote access to affordable, sustainable energy and water. This will include assisting households and businesses to understand and engage with the energy market and promoting reforms to the energy market.  
Applicants will have experience developing and implementing communications plans, write very well and have excellent project management skills.  
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 below. 
Further enquiries can be directed to Craig Memery on (02) 8898 6522.

Applications close: 5pm Monday 4 February 2019.

Position Description – Policy Comms Officer EWCAP

Practical Legal Training Placements

Please note: we are not currently recruiting for PLT positions.
Our next recruitment will be in early 2019.

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.

We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to apply.

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



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