Managing Principal Solicitor (VPSG6)

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 23/09/2021 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 2 years fixed-term

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $125,893 - $168,473

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DJ5192

Reference: VG/DJ5192

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

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 department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

About Us

Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) is Victoria's consumer regulator. Our vision is a fair and competitive marketplace in Victoria.

  • provide information to business, consumers, landlords and tenants about their rights and responsibilities
  • register and license organisations and occupations
  • ensure compliance with consumer laws, and
  • review and advise government about Victoria's consumer protection framework.

About the Role

Reporting to and working closely with the General Manager, Legal Services Branch, the Managing Principal Solicitor will lead and assist with the supervision of a team of lawyers within the Legal Services Branch and must possess a proven ability to provide sophisticated, authoritive and concise advice on complex matters arising under the operation of Australian Consumer Law. The Managing Principal Solicitor will also be required to appear as a solicitor advocate and conduct complex court and tribunal proceedings. The position also takes a leadership role in Regulatory Services, working within a team-based environment conducting sensitive and complex investigations and other compliance and enforcement activities. The person selected will have significant experience in the delivery of legal services in both the civil and criminal jurisdictions.

About You

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • demonstrated experience in prosecuting/litigating complex and sensitive criminal and civil law cases in a range of jurisdictions.
  • experience in managing, leading and professional development of legal practitioners
  • experience managing legal work in a complex environment including liaison with investigators and other state and federal bodies
  • experience as a solicitor advocate appearing in both criminal and civil jurisdictions.

How to apply

For further information on role descriptors please refer to the attached position description which outlines the key selection criteria and accountabilities for the role.

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include only a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience, suitability and motivations in applying for the role. 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.

 Please note: this is a fixed term full time position for two (2) years.

Managing Principal Solicitor (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / 2 years fixed-term

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James Baker on 8684 6009 | james.baker@justice.vic.gov.au

Managing Principal Solicitor (VPSG6)