Legal Counsel, Litigation and Enforcement (VPSG6.1)

Job posted: 12/05/2022
Applications close: 22/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Building Authority

Salary: $125,893 - $147,184

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/LE_2022

Reference: VG/LE_2022

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $125,893 - $147,184

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

VBA has a rare permanent opportunity for a highly motivated lawyer to join our in-house legal services senior leadership team, based in our Melbourne office. Build your portfolio by resolving complex, high profile issues of strategic impact and importance.

Take the next step in your career pathway and build your brand as a legal professional with this unique opportunity to shape a high profile role, supported by an Executive Leadership team with a clear vision.

Reporting directly to a supportive and pro-active Managing Legal Counsel - Litigation & Enforcement (L&E), this dual focussed role is pivotal to ensuring the VBA delivers a robust prosecution and litigation function by:

  • partnering closely with client groups across the VBA to provide authoritative legal advice on a wide range of prosecutions, disciplinary proceedings, civil litigation, and administrative law matters;
  • leveraging strategic and solutions-based thinking to attain corporate objectives across end-to-end litigation activity;
  • taking the lead on advocacy services, appearing on behalf of the VBA before Federal and Victorian courts of all levels, the AAT, VCAT, coronial inquests, tribunals and related forums.

What we are looking for

  • Extensive experience across critical Prosecution and litigation matters
  • Well-developed verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the building and plumbing legislative framework or evidence of your ability to quickly and effectively acquire and apply this knowledge.
  • Leadership experience with evidence in supervising, coaching and mentoring clients and team members in an engaging manner.
  • Ability to be a team-player, collaborate and understand the importance of building a brand.

The Victorian Building Authority embraces a diverse and inclusive culture who work together for the benefit of all Victorians. Our recruitment is best practice and free from bias, we recruit based on merit and equity regardless of age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or cultural background.

We have an amazing employee engagement program, remote working setup, health and well-being and learning and development programs to ensure our people are fit for work and inspired to be the best they can. We are always looking for talented new people to join us with a broad range of skills and experience who are curious, keen to learn and enjoy serving the community they live in, so if this sounds like a place you'd like to work and you think you have what it takes, we‘d love to hear from you and encourage you to apply now!

What you can expect

  • Job enrichment and progression opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements, supported by a range of health and well-being initiatives
  • A competitive salary plus 10% superannuation
  • Annual Agility allowance on top of base salary

How to Apply

We require you to upload:

  • A copy of your resume
  • A cover letter of up to 2 pages that outlines: what attracted you to the role and your suitability to the position in line with the Key Selection Criteria

Please note:

  • It is an essential element of any role within the VBA that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  
  • As a public sector standard, generally all new employees will start at the base entry level and increment throughout the salary range each year based on performance. Current public sector employees at the same grade will be considered for a transfer of entitlements with evidence.  A request above entry level may be considered in certain circumstances.
Legal Counsel, Litigation and Enforcement (VPSG6.1)

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Shannon King | recruit@vba.vic.gov.au

Legal Counsel, Litigation and Enforcement (VPSG6.1)