Senior Solicitor

Job posted: 11/07/2024
Applications close: 28/07/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/378325

Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/378325

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

Work location: North West Region

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)



The Senior Solicitor role in the Statewide Child Protection Litigation Office (Statewide CPLO) is responsible for providing state-wide legal advice, support and representation in child protection litigation matters in various courts including the Children's Court of Victoria, the Supreme Court, and related jurisdictions. The Senior Solicitor appears, in person, on behalf of the Secretary in the Children's Court of Victoria.


It is expected that this role will manage complex cases, provide high level advice to child protection practitioners and undertake the Duty Allocation Lawyer Service, where relevant, at the Children's Courts. The role is also key in supporting less experienced staff and delivering training.

This role primarily services the Children's Court sitting in venues across the Loddon/Mallee region, with flexibility as to work location as noted above

The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Solicitor

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Full time

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Kimberley Parker | kimberley.parker@dffh.vic.gov.au; 0429 332 521

Senior Solicitor