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Managing Lawyers x 3 - Youth Crime, Therapeutic Courts, Indictable Crime (VLA5)

Job posted: 16/10/2020
Applications close: 01/11/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $114,166 - $145,301

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/18152020

Reference: VG/18152020

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $114,166 - $145,301

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Exciting leadership opportunities within our Criminal Law Program.

  • Three full time ongoing management positions
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $114,166 - $145,301 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the roles:
We are seeking three outstanding candidates to take up management roles in these critical Criminal Law program areas. Each role is responsible for supporting the Program Manager in the strategic and operational leadership of each program as well as managing the Melbourne based teams. This includes the day-to-day operations in various Courts, operational service design and delivery, and thoughtful people management. You will also engage external stakeholders and build productive relationships.

The Youth Crime role will manage day-to-day operations in the Melbourne Children's Courts ensuring that children are treated fairly and outcomes have a therapeutic focus reflecting the unique status and vulnerability of children.

The Indictable Crime role will lead the provision of high-quality legal services for indictable matters, including the provision of duty lawyer legal services for custody, sexual offence and committal stream matters.

The Therapeutic Courts role will provide state-wide support to therapeutic and specialist courts including Drug Courts, Assessment and Referral Courts, Koori Courts, and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre promoting the use of therapeutic approaches.

About you:
You are an engaged leader with demonstrated experience in leading and motivating teams, developing talent and fostering positive and inclusive teams. You will be a skilled lawyer with substantial practicing experience in criminal law. You will also have a good understanding of current trends, systemic issues our clients face and the ability to develop policies and systems to improve service delivery.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build trust and respect with a range of stakeholders, staff and community partners.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 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:
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 will 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 Amanda Carter on (03) 9280 3855.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 1 November 2020.