Probate Officer, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG2)

Job posted: 22/07/2021
Applications close: 01/08/2021 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $53,946 - $69,276

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/SC0589B

Reference: VG/SC0589B

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $53,946 - $69,276

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Full time, Fixed Term role until 30 June 2022.
  • $53,946 per annum + superannuation (VPS Grade 2 position).
  • Role based in Melbourne CBD.

The Supreme Court of Victoria is seeking an individual to work in the Probate Office in provision of client services and administrative support.

The Supreme Court of Victoria exercises exclusive jurisdiction in relation to succession law matters, with the Registrar of Probates exercising the delegated judicial power of the Court with respect of applications for grants or representation. The Probate Office, headed by the Registrar, processes all applications made in Victoria for probate and administration (approximately 22,000 each year).

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a fast paced service driven environment, working closely with other members of the Probate Office to ensure high service delivery standards are met.

You should have excellent organisation skills, be resilient when unexpected things arise and have an ability to solve problems. To be well-suited to this role you will be able to work as part of a team towards common goals,have a strong customer focus, be hard-working and be able to develop effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Relevant experience working in a legal, court or client/customer services environment, is desirable. Knowledge of succession law is highly regarded. Training in relation to relevant legislation and rules will be provided.

Duties Include:

  • Effective delivery of a range of Probate Office client services, ensuring high service delivery standards are achieved.

  • Provide accurate, consistent and authoritative procedural and practical guidance/advice to the legal profession, trustee companies and self-represented applicants.

  • Provide administrative support to the Registrar of Probates and Assistant Registrars to enable the issuing of grants of probate and administration.

The closing date for applications is midnight 1/8/2021.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment) 

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other information

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.



Probate Officer, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG2)

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Kate Price | (03) 8600 2167 or kate.price@supcourt.vic.gov.au

Probate Officer, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG2)