In August 2013 Gillian Beaumont Legal was appointed to manage workforce planning for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
To view the opportunities we currently have available at the Royal Commission, please see our current vacancies page. We also welcome expressions of interest for any future roles which may arise.
Due to the nature of the Royal Commission, positions are generally available on a full time basis for initial periods between 3 and 12 months. The Commission also has positions available for part time and casual employment from time to time.
Ideally, candidates for legal positions will have skills gained from working in an oversight institution such as an Ombudsman or Integrity Commission, or an organisation that handles large scale complaints or inquiries. The work will suit solicitors who can analyse and instruct Counsel on a large volume of unstructured information. You may also have experience in administrative law, procedural fairness or merits review. Experience in litigation is essential and familiarity with criminal law would be advantageous.
Alternatively, candidates who have less post admission experience, but a prior professional background in social welfare or family law, or experience working on complex and sensitive personal matters, are encouraged to express interest.
To be a compelling candidate for these roles, you will need to demonstrate experience delivering legal services in a multidisciplinary team and an ability to work with challenging subject matter. You will pride yourself on your well-developed client focus and flexibility, and your resilience and judgment will set you apart from others.
A degree in Law from an Australian tertiary institution which satisfies the requirements for admission in Australia as a legal practitioner is an essential requirement for the legal roles.
Opportunities may also arise for non-legal professionals and support staff to fill a range of positions.
Australian citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance is a mandatory requirement for employment at the Royal Commission.
For further information, please contact Gillian Beaumont, Stephanie Gill or Sarah Power at Gillian Beaumont Legal on (02) 6126 4500. In order to apply, please email a covering letter expressing your interest and current resume in MS word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need support or advice, a list of services that can assist you are provided on the Royal Commission's website.
Reporting child sexual abuse to authorities
Child abuse is a crime. If you have been a victim of abuse, or are concerned about a child being abused, you should report your concerns to local police.
Getting involved in the Royal Commission
People wanting to provide evidence or find out more information about the Royal Commission can provide their contact details on 1800 099 340. Staff from the Royal Commission will contact callers once the Commissioners have established key processes for the operation of the Royal Commission.
Independent Legal Advice Service
The Government has established an independent legal service called Knowmore for members of the public who would like legal advice before contacting or providing information to the Royal Commission or at any other point in their engagement with the Royal Commission.