Managing Principal Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG6.2)

Job posted: 13/02/2024
Applications close: 27/02/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

Salary: $152,773 - $174,869

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/VGSO707

Reference: VG/VGSO707

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $152,773 - $174,869

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) values diversity and seeks to attract and retain a diverse workforce with the best people for the role. We welcome applications from people of all ages, disability, ethnicity, family and caring responsibilities, gender, religion, sexual orientation and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email vgso.recruitment@vgso.vic.gov.au

  • Senior role leading, mentoring and managing a team of lawyers
  • Diverse and high profile work on matters of public interest
  • Hybrid working from home/office environment
  • Multiple roles available
  • Ongoing | Full-time
  • VPS 6.2 $152,773 - $174,869 p.a. plus superannuation

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch and role

The Litigation & Dispute Resolution Branch (the LDR Branch) provides specialist legal services to a large number of government clients on matters which are topical and often involve public interest issues, such as:

  • State care, personal injury and negligence claims;
  • General civil, police civil and tortious claims;
  • Coronial inquests;
  • Supervision order matters, judicial review and statutory interpretation.

The branch is seeking experienced senior lawyers to join the LDR Branch as a Managing Principal Solicitor. Reporting to Lead Counsel, your role will be to lead and supervise a team of lawyers while providing high level legal advice across Government and efficiently managing complex and sensitive litigation.

The branch encourages diversity of practice and you will have the opportunity to be involved in various streams of work undertaken by the branch.

About the successful applicant

The ideal applicant will be dynamic and responsive, have demonstrated people leadership capability and be eager to supervise, mentor and develop a team of lawyers. Applicants must be willing to share their knowledge and experience across the Branch and contribute to initiatives which will continue to build a positive and cohesive working environment.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate sound judgment on complex legal matters based upon significant experience. Previous experience handling broad personal injury and negligence matters is essential.

Along with the ability to develop positive existing client relationships and establish new business opportunities, applicants will benefit from having a strong understanding of the structure and culture of government and of the political and legal sensitivities of operating within the public sector.


VGSO offers an inclusive, collegiate and collaborative work environment where you will be well-supported and mentored to develop your knowledge. You will also be given excellent career opportunities to progress and develop within the organisation.

VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance. We currently work in a hybrid environment with employees enjoying a balance of working from home and in the office.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Karlie Ridgwell, Talent Acquisition Advisor, on 0447 331 077 or by email at vgso.recruitment@vgso.vic.gov.au.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, 27 February 2024.

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks.

Managing Principal Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG6.2)

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Karlie Ridgwell | 0447 331 077 | vgso.recruitment@vgso.vic.gov.au

Managing Principal Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG6.2)