Managing Principal Solicitor, Workplace Relations - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG6.2)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

Salary: $149,025 - $170,579

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/VGSO517

Reference: VG/VGSO517

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $149,025 - $170,579

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email peopleandculture@vgso.vic.gov.au

  • Senior role mentoring and supervising a small team of legal practitioners
  • Provide specialist legal services to Government on workplace relations matters
  • Ongoing | Full-time
  • VPS 6.2 $149,025 - $170,579 p.a. + superannuation (depending on experience)

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 role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch and role

The Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety (WROS) Branch has a deep and unique understanding of the Victorian Public Sector - we are part of the Victorian Public Sector. Our work involves providing advice and conducting litigation in relation to employment and discrimination law, industrial relations, workplace investigations and occupational health and safety matters. We also work closely with specialists in other branches of the VGSO in areas of law such as information sharing, constitutional and public law, criminal law, administrative decision making and transfer of employees.

We are seeking a senior and experienced lawyer to join the VGSO as a Managing Principal Solicitor in our WROS Branch.

This role involves supervising and mentoring our lawyers, while providing high quality legal services to Government and efficiently managing advisory and litigation files. There is also opportunity to be involved in marketing and business development.

About the successful applicant

The ideal applicant will have demonstrated people leadership capability and be eager to supervise, mentor and develop a team of lawyers.

Along with the ability to develop positive existing client relationships and establish new business opportunities, applicants should also be able to demonstrate sound judgement on complex workplace relations legal matters based upon significant experience.

Although not essential, an understanding of the structure and culture of Government would be beneficial.


In exchange for your hard work, you will receive competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and up to 17.5% annual leave loading.

The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

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 required 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 Kate Miller, Business Partner - Talent Acquisition, on 0498 649 226.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 17 August 2022.

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

The VGSO is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the VGSO's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all VGSO employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the VGSO you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account);
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account); or
  • A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
Managing Principal Solicitor, Workplace Relations - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG6.2)

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Kate Miller | 0498 649 226

Managing Principal Solicitor, Workplace Relations - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG6.2)