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

Policy Officer: Energy + Water

The Policy Officer will join our Energy and Water team to develop and promote policies that deliver affordable, sustainable energy and water as essential services for NSW households. This will include managing program of consumer engagement to assist low-income and vulnerable consumers to understand and engage with the energy market. 

Applicants will have experience in consumer engagement, delivering presentations and managing projects, and strong communication 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 from this page. 

Further enquiries can be directed to Deirdre Moor on (02) 8898 6507.

Applications close: 5pm Monday 6 March 2017

EWCAP Policy Officer position description

Practical Legal Training Placements

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