Senior Lawyer (VLA4)

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing and fixed term roles up to September 2023

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $95,043 - $118,801

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/11622022

Reference: VG/11622022

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $95,043 - $118,801

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Exciting opportunity to join the Indictable Crime team in the role of Senior Lawyer

  • Full time ongoing and maximum term positions up to September 2023
  • One of the fixed term roles is a parental leave replacement position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $95,043 - $118,801 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
The Indictable Crime team are seeking three experienced criminal lawyers to provide high quality legal advice and representation to clients. You will act as a senior lawyer by conducting complex criminal casework management, in-court advocacy, duty lawyer services and advice sessions regarding serious criminal law matters. You will contribute to the professional development of the in-house legal practice by mentoring and supervising less experienced lawyers and participate in professional legal education when required.

This presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced criminal lawyer looking to develop their leadership and mentoring skills whilst contributing to the strategic direction of the program focused on improving services provided to priority clients.

About you:
You will have extensive knowledge and advocacy experience in criminal law and relevant court procedures, particularly in indictable offences at both a State and Commonwealth level. You will have the technical proficiency to conduct quality case work to a very high standard in complex criminal law matters, including appearing as an advocate in higher courts. You will have the ability to provide strategic advice on legal policy issues, including an understanding of external organisations, community and welfare groups, and the important role they play in legal aid services.

You will possess demonstrated leadership capabilities and have the ability to supervise and mentor staff, and initiate and implement policies to enhance the delivery of our services. Crucial to your success in this role will be your high-level interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive professional relationships and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders at all levels.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 1000 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 flexible working arrangements under a hybrid work model, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development.

We also offer salary packaging arrangements, which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free. Refer to our salary packaging provider for further information.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

VLA employees are required to be fully 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 Will Collins-Putland, managing Lawyer on (03) 9269 0494.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday, 21 August 2022.

Senior Lawyer (VLA4)

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing and fixed term roles up to September 2023

Job classification:



Will Collins-Putland, Managing Lawyer | (03) 9269 0494

Senior Lawyer (VLA4)