Expression of Interest - Associates to Judges of the County Court of Victoria (Various positions) (VPSG3.1)

Job posted: 28/03/2024
Applications close: 16/04/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: County Court

Salary: $74,580 - $82,571

Occupation: Legal



Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $74,580 - $82,571

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Expressions of interest for exciting opportunities to join the County Court of Victoria as an Associate
  • $74,580 per annum + 11% superannuation (VPS Grade 3.1 position)
  • Most Associate positions are full time and ongoing, however there may be some full time, fixed-term roles where appropriate
  • Various associate positions in the Criminal, Common Law, and Commercial Divisions of the County Court of Victoria may be available from June 2024 through to October 2024

About us

The County Court of Victoria is the principal trial court in the State of Victoria. The Court hears over 12,000 criminal, common law, and commercial cases each year. The Court's vision is to be a leader in court excellence, delivering the highest standard of justice to the community and inspiring public confidence in the rule of law.

About the role

The Court is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for positions as Associates to Judges across all three Divisions of the Court. Through the EOI process, the Court is looking to fill future vacancies that may arise from June 2024 to October 2024. 

As a Judge's Associate you will have an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Court and develop an understanding of court processes and procedures. Judges' Associates liaise extensively with the legal profession and observe the work of advocates and the judiciary. The role will enable you to gain a thorough working knowledge of legal principles and legislation in a dynamic and sensitive environment. As a Judge's Associate you will be part of a dedicated team charged with the responsibility of supporting a Judge in chambers and in court. 

About you

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • A well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • the ability to exercise sound judgment
  • good organisational and problem solving skills
  • excellent computer literacy and administration experience
  • a valid Australian State or Territory driver licence
  • A law degree and/or experience in legal practice or an associated field is highly desirable 

Recent law graduates, legal practitioners, and candidates interested in a future at the Victorian Bar, are encouraged to apply. 

Please refer to the Position Description and Fact Sheet for an indicative timeline of the recruitment process and further information about the role before applying. 

How to Apply 

Your application must include:

  • a cover letter outlining your interests and suitability
  • a current resume
  • a copy of your academic transcript
  • comprehensive responses to the online application questions
  • two professional referees (who may be contacted following interview, with advanced notice and your prior consent) 

Applicants who have previously been placed on the Merit list who are still interested must reapply if they wish to be considered. 

For enquiries about this position contact the Judicial Staff Coordinators as per the details in the Position Description. 

Applications close: 11.59pm Tuesday 16 April 2024

Late applications will not be accepted, and all applications must be lodged online via the Careers Vic website.

Other information

CSV has a firm commitment through its Koori Employment Plan to increase participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. Those from the LGBTQIA+ community, women, people of all ages, with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse people, and those who are neurodiverse, are encouraged to apply.


Expression of Interest - Associates to Judges of the County Court of Victoria (Various positions) (VPSG3.1)

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Benjamin Spurr - Judicial Staff Coordinator | benjamin.spurr@courts.vic.gov.au

Expression of Interest - Associates to Judges of the County Court of Victoria (Various positions) (VPSG3.1)