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Pro Bono Advisor

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Management, Shared Services - other

We are searching for an innovative and dynamic Pro Bono Advisor to join our Pro Bono & Community Impact team in Melbourne.

Pro Bono Advisor
Full time

About us

We are a top-tier law firm that aims to have a significant and positive impact on our people, clients and communities in which we work. Our firm is special because of the collective spirit of our people. We are bold, creative, collegiate, caring, smart and fun. We offer our people competitive total rewards and a strong focus on career development opportunities.

King & Wood Mallesons is an Asian headquartered global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers across 27 locations including China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, Japan and the US.


  • Market leading work for premium clients
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Support for working parents including emergency childcare
  • Corporate gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin checks, discounts on health, general insurance and other products and services
  • Swap pay for leave and Time in Lieu
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise

About the team

KWM Community Impact represents our entire pro bono & wider community offering in Australia & Singapore.

Our program is built on three pillars: Knowledge, Services & Partnerships.  Through these pillars we will gain, gather and transfer knowledge, provide valuable assistance to others and work collaboratively with our community partners and commercial clients. The singular objective of our program is to reduce inequality & poverty, particularly amongst children. Our entire program pivots towards this objective for maximum impact. Our services are: Pro Bono Legal services, Specialist & Community Services; and Philanthropy. 

Our Reconciliation & Empowerment Project (which includes KWM’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan) is woven through all service streams and embedded in every aspect of the firm’s broader business.

About the role

In this role you will assist with the management and coordination of King & Wood Mallesons’ national pro bono legal services practice via the KWM Community Impact program. Reporting to the Head of Pro Bono & Community Impact and working closely with the National Pro Bono Manager, this role focuses on developing, managing, continually improving and expanding the firm’s pro bono practice, with a specific focus on all pro bono clinics operated by KWM across our five Australian centres and a further focus on national pro bono intake.

For more information about this opportunity, please see the attached position description.

Download File Position description - KWM Community Impact - Pro Bono Advisor.DOC

What experience are we looking for?

  • Legally qualified with at least 3 years of legal experience
  • Experience in social impact project design, delivery and evaluation, including strong project management experience
  • Strong passion and/or experience in access to justice/advocacy/community outreach
  • Strong passion and/or experience in Indigenous advocacy and engagement
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills, plus strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills

We want people who can help build a culture committed to achieving the best results through innovation, adapting to disruption, being different and contributing to our Great Place to Work. 

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you, our people, find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience. 

We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work – we call this Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority.  So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure - we want to help our people grow. 

How to apply?

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Katrina Hofinger at katrina.hofinger@au.kwm.com.


If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.

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