Senior Solicitor - Victorian Health Building Authority team (Ssol)

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DH/RRIL/692765B

Reference: VG/DH/RRIL/692765B

Occupation: Legal

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

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.

SSOL Senior Solicitor, Victorian Health Building Authority team

Ongoing. Fulltime. Melbourne CBD location or WFH.

Salary range: $105,479 to $127,621 pa plus Super

Job applications close: 11:59pm Thursday 30 March 2023


The role is available in the Legal, Privacy and Integrity Branch and will provide specialist support to the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA). The position will provide practical, outcome-focused legal advice and support across a broad range of areas including commercial property agreements (for example development agreements, leases and licences), conveyancing, planning, public liability, procurement, statutory interpretation, Charter of Human Rights and natural justice.

VHBA is a branch within the Department of Health and is responsible for the planning and delivery of the health infrastructure program, including new hospitals and ambulance stations, aged care and mental health facilities, redeveloping existing hospital facilities, as well as replacing and upgrading engineering infrastructure and medical equipment.

The Senior Solicitor will be required to provide authorativative, timely and practical legal advice on a variety of legal matters and support a variety of projects including strategic proporities for the department. You will also prepare written reports and briefings to Ministers, the Secretary, the Department of Health and clients with a particular focus on construction and property law matters.  The role may also be required to manage general litigation and oversee the drafting of legislation and regulations. You may also be required to prepare Ministerial correspondence, Cabinet submissions and other written reports and briefings to clients.

Are you?

  • An experienced commercial lawyer with construction/property law experience interested in working in a dynamic and challenging, but supportive, work environment?
  • Client and outcomes focussed and committed to excellence?
  • Able to work collaboratively and productively?

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


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

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

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 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.health.vic.gov.au>

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

Senior Solicitor - Victorian Health Building Authority team (Ssol)

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Kate McKenna | 0417-324-938

Senior Solicitor - Victorian Health Building Authority team (Ssol)