Senior Lawyer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 15/09/2023
Applications close: 29/09/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Bendigo

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Portable Long Service Authority

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1749617

Reference: VG/1749617

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621

Work location: North West Region | Bendigo

Join a growing independent statutory body in regional Victoria as a Senior Lawyer. In this trusted advisory role your professional development and growth will be valued by a collaborative team. Enjoy hybrid working arrangements, generous leave options, a positive and inclusive workplace, and work in brand new facilities at Galkangu Bendigo GovHub.

About us

The Portable Long Service Authority is an independent statutory body established to administer the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018. The Act, together with the Long Service Benefits Portability Regulations 2020 provide a Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme.

The Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme began on 1 July 2019 to ensure eligible workers in the community services, contract cleaning and security industries can build up long service benefits based on time in their industry, rather than with a single employer.

About the role

Reporting to the Managing Principal Lawyer, the Senior Lawyer's role is to provide accurate and practical legal advice to support the Portable Long Service Authority's effective administration of the Long Service Portability Act 2018 (Vic). This is a key trusted advisory role which is embedded in the business supporting operations and other parts of the Authority to ensure operational processes and decisions are founded in sound legal reasoning, while also meeting corporate objectives.  This role will pro-actively identify any opportunities for improvement in processes, policies, training and guides to ensure the Portable Long Service Authority delivers procedural fairness and meets legislative obligations and its vision of delivering a quality Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme to protect the benefits of those entitled to them. 

The successful applicant will be joining a high performing and highly trusted team, in an inclusive and collaborative environment. You will be supported in your career growth, have access to Victorian Public Sector networks and learning opportunities, and be encouraged to reach your professional aspirations. You will also work closely with the Lawyer and Legal Support Officer to provide advice and mentorship where required. The role is based in the brand-new Bendigo GovHub with options to work from home up to two days per week. Options to work partly in Melbourne for the right candidate.

About you

As the Senior Lawyer, you will be an experienced legal practitioner who can deliver timely, sound and practical legal advice and guidance on a wide variety of issues.  You will take a sound and proactive approach to the interpretation and application of our governing legislation and associated regulations.  You will also have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, including supporting and training staff to understand the Authority's obligations under its governing legislation and other compliance obligations as a Statutory Authority within the Victorian Government.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a cover letter briefly outlining your suitability for the role, including addressing how your skills and experience fit the key selection criteria, together with your CV. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police check and misconduct screening.


Senior Lawyer (VPSG5)

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Senior Lawyer (VPSG5)