Lawyer (VIT4)

Job posted: 15/11/2022
Applications close: 30/11/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Teaching

Salary: $87,259 - $99,004

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/CC-5040

Reference: VG/CC-5040

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $87,259 - $99,004

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession to ensure quality teaching, and provide for the safety and wellbeing of children.

Our vision is for all Victorian children and young people to have the best teachers. We are driven by our values: we are considerate, we are open, we value each other, and we are accountable.

Job overview

Do you have experience in providing legal advice to government or a regulator? Do you have experience in conducting risk assessments, suitability assessments, investigations or disciplinary hearings? Are you resilient and self-motivated? Do you have a strong attention to detail?

If you fit this profile, then you could join the Legal Services team at the Victorian Institute of Teaching. This is an exciting opportunity for a lawyer who is passionate about using their knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to the safety and wellbeing of children, and to regulate teachers and early childhood teachers in Victoria..

About you

As an Australian Legal Practitioner, you will have experience in providing legal advice in administrative law, regulation, disciplinary issues, criminal law or statutory interpretation. As the successful candidate, you will also have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Strong ability to influence others in agreed directions, particularly in relation to administrative decision making

  • Excellent organisation and planning skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills underpinned by an analytical ability

  • Effective risk management practices.

    About the role

    Salary range: $89,004-$100,984 plus statutory super

    Be part of a forward-thinking, risk-based regulator where ideas and opinions are valued. This role will require you to

    • Provide high-level legal advice in relation to all aspects of VIT's regulatory functions, including conducting investigations, managing disciplinary proceedings, and prosecuting offences under the Act.
    • Conduct suitability assessments for people applying for registration
    • Conduct risk assessments in relation to information, notifications and complaints received about registered teachers.
    • Represent the VIT at disciplinary hearings, court proceedings (appeals/prosecutions), including by drafting allegations and submissions; preparing hearing books; conferencing with witnesses; and undertaking appearance work in matters where required.

    The role may require overseeing work in relation to sensitive matters, which can involve allegations of child sexual abuse. 

    About us

    The VIT offers a supportive, inclusive working environment, plus an attractive remuneration package and flexible work options. Our teams of diverse, high performing individuals are supportive and inclusive. Every role at VIT provides for the safety and wellbeing of children; our work enables quality teaching and the best educational outcomes for young Victorians.

    The VIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and identities. It is the VIT's policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with disability.

    We pride ourselves on allowing our staff to grow to their full potential, by offering new professional challenges and providing career growth opportunities.

    The VIT is centrally located near Southern Cross Station in modern and up-to-date offices. Due to COVID-19, staff are working in the office and remotely on a hybrid model. All equipment will be provided.

    The VIT is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and stakeholders. We require all employees to comply with VIT's vaccination policy. If you would like to view our COVIDSafe plan, please email recruitment@vit.vic.edu.au.

    Please see attached position description for more information.

    How to apply

    Your application needs to include the following:

    • A cover letter
    • A statement (no more than 3 pages) addressing all of the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description); and
    • A copy of your current resume.

    To discuss this role further, please contact Elena Totino, Legal Manager (Regulation) at Elena.Totino@vit.vic.edu.au

    Our recruitment and selection process is based on the public sector employment principles and will include the following overarching principles:

    • Our decisions will be based on merit. We will assess each applicant's skills, knowledge, attributes and qualifications objectively against the key selection criteria.
    • We will be fair, reasonable and equitable. We will provide equal employment opportunities.
    • We will be objective.
    • We will comply with our privacy obligations during the recruitment and selection process.

    During the recruitment and selection process, shortlisted applicants may be asked to submit to various assessment tools and pre-employment screenings. This may include consent to conduct a national police check.

  • Lawyer (VIT4)

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    Elena Totino, Legal Manager (Regulation) | Elena.Totino@vit.vic.edu.au

    Lawyer (VIT4)