Principal Legal Policy Adviser - On-Demand Project (VPSG6)

Job posted: 15/07/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/1646036

Reference: VG/1646036

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Premier and Cabinet's Private Sector Industrial Relations branch is seeking two law and policy experts to help implement the Victorian Government's response to the Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce (the Inquiry).

The Private Sector Industrial Relations branch provides expert advice and assistance on private sector industrial relations matters to government, supports government participation in the development and maintenance of the national industrial relations system and leads responses and submissions to major industrial relations reviews and inquiries.

As a Principal Legal Policy Adviser, you will lead and manage projects to develop and implement industrial relations legislation, policy, programs and initiatives, and provide expert legal advice and support to implement the Victorian Government's response to the Inquiry.

You will procure and project manage external legal services providers as necessary and develop and maintain networks and relationships with key external and government stakeholders regarding industrial relations issues and regulation.

About you

Our ideal candidates will have:

  • expertise in providing strategic and legal advice on complex and sensitive issues, such as workplace relations law
  • an excellent understanding of government, legislative and regulatory frameworks
  • proven ability to provide pragmatic, concise, solutions-based legal advice
  • the ability to develop and implement legal and administrative policies and systems
  • proven ability to negotiate and influence others and high-level capability in building strong, productive relationships and to engage stakeholders
  • highly developed communication and oral presentation skills.

A legal qualification, along with knowledge and experience in workplace and industrial relations, would be highly regarded.

Both roles are fixed-term for 12 months.

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).

To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, the department will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Principal Legal Policy Adviser - On-Demand Project (VPSG6)

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Full time / 12 months

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Sharon De Silva | 0448 372 197

Principal Legal Policy Adviser - On-Demand Project (VPSG6)