Coroner's Solicitor, Coroners Court of Victoria (VPSG4)

Job posted: 16/10/2020
Applications close: 01/11/2020 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $85,279 - $96,759

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DJ8865

Reference: VG/DJ8865

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Ongoing, full time position available
  • Play a crucial role in protecting the Victorian community
  • Provide end to end case management of reportable deaths investigations

Coroner's Solicitor, Coroners Court of Victoria

About us:

The Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) has three roles.

  • Independently investigating deaths and fires. Certain deaths and fires are reported to Coroners for independent investigation. Their investigations seek to establish the facts – when, where, how and why the death or fire happened.
  • Reducing preventable deaths. Wherever possible, the Coroner will suggest ways to prevent similar deaths or fires by making well informed and practical recommendations, based on the evidence before them.
  • Promoting public health and safety and the administration of justice. CCOV regularly reports on data and trends regarding preventable deaths in Victoria to help inform public health responses.

For more information on the Coroners Court of Victoria, please visit www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au.  

About the role:

The Coroner's Solicitor is responsible for supporting the Coroner with their investigation into reportable deaths and fires by providing end to end case management and assistance.  

Core functions of the role are to:

  • Undertake legal research and analysis and prepare complex legal reports, briefs, and correspondence
  • Work effectively with stakeholders and agencies to obtain additional information needed to support the coronial investigation
  • Provide high quality advice on sensitive and/or complex legal issues

You can also read the attached ‘A Day in the Life of a Coroner's Solicitor' to find out more on what you can expect working at the Coroners Court.

About you:

As the successful candidate, you will be a legal professional with exceptional communication skills with the ability to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

You will also demonstrate an ability to:

  • Undertake legal research and analysis and prepare high level advice in relation to legal matters
  • Effectively case manage a caseload of complex matters

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter (not exceeding two pages) demonstrating the attributes and experience relevant to the role (see Key Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description)
  • A response to the following (in addition to the two pages above): 

 The Coroners Court is an environment that can expose staff to images, case history, testimony and behaviour that can cause stress and/or distress at times.

Question: What strategies would you employ to help deal with these potential stressors?

The Coroners Court may also have additional fixed term Solicitor vacancies shortly. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in these opportunities.

Coroner's Solicitor, Coroners Court of Victoria (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time

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Marnie Manning on (03) 8688 0737; or | marnie.manning@courts.vic.gov.au

Coroner's Solicitor, Coroners Court of Victoria (VPSG4)