Senior Lawyer, Litigation and Enforcement (VPSG5)

Job posted: 20/09/2023
Applications close: 03/10/2023 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Building Authority

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/2009N

Reference: VG/2009N

Occupation: Legal

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

VBA has a permanent opportunity for a highly motivated lawyer to join our in-house legal services team, based in our Melbourne office. Build your portfolio by resolving complex, high profile issues of strategic impact and importance.

If you are keen to take your career to the next level, we currently have a permanent opportunity available within our Legal Services team. This is an opportunity to join a diverse and passionate team that are results driven.

As a Senior Lawyer you will play a key role within the VBA Legal Services' Litigation & Enforcement team, supporting the Assistant General Counsel and Managing Legal Counsel with the effective coordination and provision of robust legal advice to support the VBA's litigation and enforcement functions.

This position partners closely with client groups across the VBA and provides authoritative legal advice on a wide range of prosecutions, disciplinary proceedings, litigation, cladding and administrative law matters to internal stakeholders, legal professionals and related Boards. Where required, the Senior Lawyer exercises the VBA's legislative powers, appearing on behalf of the VBA and related Boards before Federal and Victorian courts of all levels, the AAT, VCAT, coronial inquests, tribunals and related forums.

Who we are looking for

  • Admission to the legal profession in an Australian jurisdiction (that is, an Australian lawyer) and current Victorian or interstate practising certificate (unrestricted).
  • Proven experience advising on complex matters of statutory interpretation and administrative law in a government context.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, manage and influence stakeholders
  • Demonstrated understanding of the building and plumbing legislative framework or evidence of your ability to quickly and effectively acquire and apply this knowledge.
  • Ability to be a team-player, collaborate and understand the importance of building a brand.

The Victorian Building Authority embraces a diverse and inclusive culture who work together for the benefit of all Victorians. Our recruitment is best practice and free from bias, we recruit based on merit and equity regardless of age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or cultural background.

We have an amazing employee engagement program, remote working setup, health and well-being and learning and development programs to ensure our people are fit for work and inspired to be the best they can. We are always looking for talented new people to join us with a broad range of skills and experience who are curious, keen to learn and enjoy serving the community they live in, so if this sounds like a place you'd like to work and you think you have what it takes, we‘d love to hear from you and encourage you to apply now!

What you can expect

  • A diverse and passionate team that are results driven.
  • Flexible, hybrid work arrangements
  • A competitive salary plus 11% superannuation

How to Apply

We require you to upload:

  • A detailed copy of your resume
  • A cover letter briefly outlining your relevant experience and what attracted you to the role  
  • Any other quals or licence if applicable

Please note:

  • Only electronic applications submitted via careers.vic.gov.au will be accepted.
  • Candidates deemed suitable from a selection process may be considered for identical or similar vacancies within 6 months.
Senior Lawyer, Litigation and Enforcement (VPSG5)

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Dean Bozinoski | dean.bozinoski@vba.vic.gov.au

Senior Lawyer, Litigation and Enforcement (VPSG5)