Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor - Commercial, Property & Technology Branch (SES2)

Job posted: 09/09/2021
Applications close: 26/09/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $257,112 - $370,331

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/VGSO358

Reference: VG/VGSO358

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $257,112 - $370,331

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email peopleandculture@vgso.vic.gov.au

  • Unique opportunity for an innovative leader to manage and develop a large legal team
  • Strategic leadership role and member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
  • Diverse, challenging and high profile work
  • SES 2 - $257,112 - $370,331 (TRP)

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) is the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior, experienced and innovative lawyer to join the VGSO as Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor (AVGS), to lead and manage the Commercial, Property & Technology Branch and contribute to the overall leadership and future direction of the VGSO. The AVGS will provide and oversee the provision of timely and high quality legal and strategic advice to the Executive Government of Victoria, Ministers, Departments and other agencies on a wide range of complex matters.

As a member of the ELT, this role plays an important part in driving the VGSO's Strategic Plan and initiatives. The role will lead a large team of lawyers and legal support staff focused on managing, often sensitive and high profile, commercial transactions with private sector and other government agencies, and the provision of native title services. Many of these arrangements involve substantial financial commitments by government and significant infrastructure or services to clients.

About successful applicant

You are a senior and highly experienced lawyer with related experience in commercial, property and or IT/IP law. You have a strong understanding of the structure and culture of government and of the political and legal sensitivities of operating within the public sector. You are excited to lead a team of lawyers and understand the importance of having the right people, systems and processes in place to facilitate the provision of legal services to government clients.

As such, you will be an experienced professional leader with the capacity to contribute strategically, innovate and drive continuous improvement. You will also have demonstrated business development and relationship management experience, with the ability to develop positive and effective client relationships in order to grow the branch and its practice areas. You will also be passionate about culture, values and employee wellbeing as you drive and embed these elements in your day to day work and across the branch.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please note it is not required to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Baccinetti, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, on (03) 9032 3052 for a confidential conversation.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021.

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks.


Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor - Commercial, Property & Technology Branch (SES2)

Job type:

Full time / 3 years

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Pieta Baccinetti | (03) 9032 3052

Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor - Commercial, Property & Technology Branch (SES2)