Regional Manager, Geelong (VLA5)

Job posted: 15/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $118,802 - $151,201

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/0150GR2

Reference: VG/0150GR2

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $118,802 - $151,201

Work location: Geelong

Opportunity for an experienced people manager to lead our Geelong team in the role of Regional Manager and play a key role in the planning and delivery of quality legal services in the Barwon region.

  • Lead the delivery of legal aid services in the Barwon region
  • Full time ongoing position (part time considered)
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $118,802 - $151,201 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
We are seeking an engaged and dynamic people manager to lead our dedicated team of legal and support staff servicing the Barwon region. Reporting to the Associate Director, South-West you will play a key role in the planning and delivery of legal assistance services and form part of VLA's collective leadership.

In this role you will lead our Geelong based team to ensure the provision of high quality, responsive legal services to the community across a range of practice areas, including criminal, family and civil law. You will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, manage local stakeholder relationships, and contribute to driving systemic justice reform for VLA's clients.

About you:
You are a strategic thinker with a dedicated focus on social justice and a commitment to delivering high quality legal services. This is a vital leadership position and as such you will have experience in either criminal, family or civil law.

An experienced people manager, you inspire confidence, build rapport and have the ability to drive change and develop the skills and expertise of a diverse staff team. You lead in a culturally safe and inclusive way and continually strive towards improving client services through guiding and managing your people and your resources effectively. You can manage a regional office budget, staff resourcing and other regional planning as required.

Crucial to your success is your strong people management, leadership capabilities and interpersonal skills. You are an experienced lawyer eligible to hold a legal practicing certificate within the state Victoria. 

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 1,000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements under a hybrid work model, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development.

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document).

VLA employees are required to comply with the Victorian Minister for Health's mandatory vaccination orders and therefore must be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is also a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Lauren Galvin, Associate Director, South-East on (03) 9300 5360.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 3 July 2022

Regional Manager, Geelong (VLA5)

Job type:

Full time

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Lauren Galvin, Associate Director | (03) 9300 5360

Regional Manager, Geelong (VLA5)