Senior Solicitor (Ssol)

Job posted: 19/07/2021
Applications close: 02/08/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DH/RRIL/594180

Reference: VG/DH/RRIL/594180

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


The Senior Solicitor role will report to the Managing Principal Solicitor, Legal Advisory Team within the Legal, Privacy and Integrity Branch. It will provide authoritative, timely and practical legal advice, and take the lead on a variety of legal projects. This role will be required to draft subordinate legislation and prepare drafting instructions and other documents related to the preparation of primary legislation. The role will also be required to manage a range of general litigation matters including administrative law litigation, prosecutions, mental impairment and unfitness to be tried matters and coronial inquiries. The role will be required to provide advice on relevant laws and on legal policy issues that arise in the health, ambulance services, mental health and ageing portfolios. It will also be required to prepare Ministerial correspondence, Cabinet submissions and other written reports and briefings to clients. You will be required to engage and oversee external legal firms to ensure they meet the needs of Departmental clients, and support less experience staff within the team.

Are you?

  • Interested in working in a dynamic and challenging work environment?
  • Client and outcomes focussed and committed to excellence
  • Do you have a strong background in Government Law?
  • Able to work collaboratively and productively in a team and build relationships on trust
  • Creative and resourceful in problem solving.



Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Solicitor (Ssol)

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Full time / Ongoing

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Wendy Tabor, Managing Principal Solicitor | 0428 589 762

Senior Solicitor (Ssol)