Practice Group Manager Arbitration (Band 13)

Job posted: 12/02/2024
Applications close: 01/03/2024 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Workplace Injury Commission

Salary: $186,019 - $243,217

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/WIC/1777818

Reference: VG/WIC/1777818

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $186,019 - $243,217

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Searching for real purpose and authentic people? Harness your practice lead expertise and help us resolve workers’ compensation disputes.

Workplace Injury Commission (WIC)


$186,019 - $243,217 p.a (plus super) + excellent mentoring and support


  • Enjoy rewarding work, a respectful culture, and the support you need to thrive
  • Competitive remuneration, flexibility, and incredible benefits
  • Play a key role supporting WIC as we help injured Victorians find a way forward



The impact you'll have:

At the Workplace Injury Commission, we've helped thousands of injured workers and employers to resolve their disputes and move forward with their lives. We're a robust Victorian Government statutory authority that's making an impact.

The Practice Group Manager is a key leadership position within the Workplace Injury Commission (WIC).

You will lead and manage a team of Arbitration Officers to deliver high quality, timely and accessible arbitration services and support the fair, informal and cost-effective resolution of worker's compensation disputes in accordance with the objectives and requirements of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (Vic) 2013.

As arbitration is a new WIC service, you will promote, lead and support best practice in arbitration to ensure delivery of a consistent and high quality arbitration service.

Harnessing your leadership skills you will build a high performing, collaborative and supportive Arbitration team, including promoting a professional, constructive and accountable culture.

Concurrently, as a member of the leadership team, you will contribute your experience collaboratively with other leaders to identify and actively respond to employee, stakeholder and service challenges.

Who we're looking for:

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Qualification or significant relevant experience in at least one of the following: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law, Psychology, Occupational Health and Safety, Social Science.
  • Sound knowledge of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (ACA), the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (WIRCA), and the workers compensation scheme in Victoria.
  • Sound working knowledge, or ability to gain such knowledge, of the Victorian WorkCover scheme, including knowledge of the workers compensation legislation, employment and industrial law and an understanding of issues that give rise to disputes in the workers' compensation field.
  • Ability to lead arbitration hearings consistent in a fair, impartial, and informal manner which are procedurally fair and which establishes and maintains the independence and authority of WIC and enables meaningful participation by the parties and their representatives and ensures that the hearing addresses all relevant issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct arbitration hearings in complex disputes, make and deliver determinations, in accordance with Victorian workers compensation and other relevant legislation, Ministerial Guidelines, codes of conduct, WIC policies and procedures and relevant legal authorities;
  • Appropriate qualifications or experience to conduct arbitrations and lead a team of independent statutory decision makers, with appropriate knowledge and high level experience in statutory decision-making

For further information, please refer to our position description. [Link to PD]

Resolution matters. And so do you.

We're a stable, purpose-driven organisation that offers you meaningful work, a welcoming and vibrant team culture, and a range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive remuneration, plus generous allowances and reimbursements for study, wellbeing and home-office working.
  • More leave when you need it most - flexible leave arrangements tailored to you.
  • Access to our 24/7 holistic mental health and wellbeing program for you and your family.
  • A progressive and supportive work environment with experienced leaders who are invested in you.

Here are some of the things we hope you'll love about working with us:

  • Help Victorians find a way forward

As a Practice Group Manager, Arbitration, you'll play a vital role in supporting WIC to help injured workers and employers overcome some of the most challenging times of their lives.

  • Find support and relationships that count

Respect is a key value here. We trust and empower you to be your best self, at work and home.

  • Respect today, shape tomorrow

Bring your diverse thinking and help make us even better.

  • Be rewarded for your contribution

We offer you real professional development opportunities plus a wide range of rewards and benefits to help you thrive.


Visit our careers site [link] to find out more and read the stories of our incredible people [link to Meet Our People page].


Want to help us shape a brighter future? Join us.

Take your career to the next level with the Workplace Injury Commission. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via the link by midnight, Friday 1 March 2024.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed throughout the application period, and interviews may commence before the application period expires.


WIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the diversity of its people. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process for this role, please contact us via email careers@wic.vic.gov.au

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencing employment.

Practice Group Manager Arbitration (Band 13)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Band 13


Nafiza Edds - Talent Partner | careers@wic.vic.gov.au

Practice Group Manager Arbitration (Band 13)