JOB POSTING:  Tenant Legal Advocate

Part-Time | Oct - Dec 31, 2019


Together Against Poverty Society is hiring for a part-time, temporary position (October 1st to December 31st, 2019). Located in Victoria, TAPS is the largest anti-poverty organization on Vancouver Island, specializing in face-to-face legal advocacy services. Through our work we seek to have a positive impact on people's lives in ways that honour and promote human rights, justice, and a healthy, sustainable community.


Job Description

The primary job responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  1. Provide legal information and summary legal advice to low-income tenants who are in a residential tenancy contract governed by the Residential Tenancy Act;

  2. Provide legal advocacy representation at the Residential Tenancy Branch for low-income tenants who are engaged in residential tenancy disputes;

  3. Provide assistance to our legal advocates and lawyers with legal writing, research, and the preparation of our public policy initiatives;

  4. Assist with public legal education presentations to community organizations and their clients concerning residential tenancy rights and responsibilities;

  5. Help prepare activity reports and statistics for potential funders and for the TAPS annual report.   



The successful candidate must:

  1. Be knowledgeable and have experience providing assistance with residential tenancy law and policy, or hold a degree in law or social work;

  2. Have a positive and non-judgmental attitude towards people in poverty;

  3. Be comfortable with administrative proceedings, and be capable of quickly processing legal information concerning residential tenancy;

  4. Be able to start in the position quickly.


Hours of Work


This position is part-time (14 hours/week) and pays $22.50/hour for three months (Oct to Dec, 2019). To apply please send a resume and cover letter (cover letter may take the form of an email) to:  


Douglas King, Executive Director:                       |                      This posting has no set deadline for applications


TAPS encourages applications from a wide range of candidates including people of indigenous ancestry, people of color, LGBTQ2S+ people, and people with disabilities.

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