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Legal Assistant, Bendigo (VLA2)

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 29/09/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Bendigo

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $52,939 - $71,996

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/18382021

Reference: VG/18382021

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $52,939 - $71,996

Work location: North West Region | Bendigo

Our Bendigo office is seeking an experienced and motivated Legal Assistant to join their team of professional support staff.

  • Full-time ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $52,939 – 71,996 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits and salary packaging

About the role:
Our Bendigo office is seeking an experienced and motivated Legal Assistant to join their team of legal and support staff. This role will suit candidates who enjoy the day-to-day challenges of working within a fast-paced environment.

Reporting to the Administrative Services Manager, you will work with a team of assistants to provide a wide range of administration support to our lawyers relating to civil, criminal and family law matters. You will also assist legal aid clients with general enquiries and work with external legal practitioners and community legal centres to ensure the needs of our clients are met. Other duties will include, but are not limited to; email, diary management and bookings, maintaining the client database and case management system, reception duties and general administrative duties.

About you:
You will have experience providing administrative and client services in a complex and sensitive environment with the ability to produce quality administrative work with limited direction. You will have the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of work. You will have excellent teamwork skills, demonstrate flexibility and maintain a positive outlook in a high-pressure environment.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and sound problem solving skills with the capacity to engage people and build mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will also demonstrate a willingness to learn and contribute to the promotion of our organisation's vision and values.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 900 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

To protect your safety and the health and safety of our staff, interviews for this role may take place online. If shortlisted for an interview you will be provided with further information about the process.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Mark Rerden, Administrative Services Manager on (03) 5448 2313.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Wednesday, 29 September 2021.

Legal Assistant, Bendigo (VLA2)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VLA2

Contact:

Mark Rerden, Administrative Services Manager | (03) 5448 2313

Legal Assistant, Bendigo (VLA2)