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Legal Policy Officer, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (YJW 5.1)

Job posted: 21/07/2021
Applications close: 04/08/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Other

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $106,305 - $111,734

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/FM1803

Reference: VG/FM1803

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $106,305 - $111,734

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine is Australia’s most comprehensive forensic medical facility. We serve the Victorian community and the whole of the Victorian justice system, especially the courts.

We provide the justice system with evidence to underpin safe convictions and appropriate acquittals. Our doctors help investigate deaths reported to the Coroner, examine alleged offenders and assess, treat and support victims of crime.

The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria supports patients and their families by providing safe tissues for transplantation and medical research.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to hearing from you.

About us

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) is an independent statutory authority governed by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Act 1985. It is part of the Justice portfolio of the Victorian Government. 

The work of the VIFM can be described as a cycle of three parts:

  • providing forensic medical and scientific services to the justice system and tissue banking
  • learning from this work
  • researching and teaching.

About the role

As the Legal Policy Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • reviewing of contracts and memoranda of understanding for operational service areas
  • negotiating and developing inter-agency agreements and protocols, including those with the Coroners Court of Victoria
  • maintenance of the contracts register in collaboration with the Finance and Quality Teams
  • preparation of draft template agreements for service work.

In addition, you will assist with the review and response to FOI applications to the VIFM.

About you

As the Legal Policy Officer, you will possess:

  • experience and demonstrated abilities in the review, development and negotiation of contracts
  • experience with the review and response to FOI applications
  • experience in the provision of legal, legislative and policy advice to senior stakeholders within a complex environment
  • legal qualifications and Victorian legal practising certificate (or eligibility to obtain).

Keys to your success will be your highly developed communication, problem solving and systematic thinking skills including the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

Legal Policy Officer, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (YJW 5.1)

Job type:

Other

Job classification:

YJW 5.1

Contact:

Fiona Leahy on 03 9684 4358 | fiona.leahy@vifm.org

Legal Policy Officer, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (YJW 5.1)