Solicitor x 2 (Sol3)

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1793528

Reference: VG/1793528

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

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 all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.


  • 2 x Solicitor roles within 2 Teams ( Dispute Resolution & Inquiries)
  • SOL3 $92,332- $104,762 p.a + Super + benefits
  • Hybrid Working. WFH/Melbourne CBD

About the role: 

Solictor (723014) Dispute Resolution Team

Reporting to the Principal Solicitor, the Solicitor will support the Dispute Resolution and Inquiries unit within the Legal Services and Integrity Branch. The Solicitor role will provide timely legal advice and support across a broad range of areas within the health portfolios, which may be the subject of significant disputes, claims, prosecutions, litigation or inquiries. You will be required to assist the team all aspects concerning the conduct of litigious matters involving the department, Secretary and other executive members of the department, including in the provision of advice in relation to such claims.

As a Solicitor in the Legal Services and Integrity Branch your advice must be clear, accurate and proactive in managing risks.  Under supervision, you will also be required to engage and oversee external legal firms in meeting the needs of departmental clients for advice and representation in courts, tribunals and inquiries.

The role will also support the preparation of Ministerial correspondence, Cabinet submissions and other written reports and briefings to clients.

Solicitor (723015) Inquiries Team

Reporting to the Principal Solicitor, Inquiries, the Solicitor role forms part of the team within the Legal Services and Integrity Branch. You will assist the Principal Solicitor with a wide variety of work including but not limited to legal and strategic advice to support the Department of Health's response to inquiries, inquests and investigations.

This role will also support the preparation of Ministerial correspondence, Cabinet submissions and other written reports and briefings to clients.

This role's current focus is dedicated to supporting the department's response to the Yoorrook Justice Commission and involves close coordination with the department's Aboriginal Health Division.

Working with the Principal Solicitor, the Solicitor will interface with the Victorian Government Solicitors Office (VGSO), external law firms and the Branch to promote the preparation of high-quality policy and strategic advice to the Secretary, Ministers and Cabinet that supports appropriate and well-drafted government engagement with the Yoorrook Justice Commission and other inquiries, inquests and investigations.

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

To learn more view about the 2 roles please view the Position Descriptions attached or click apply 

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Click the ‘Apply' button  Applications should include a resume and a cover letter and preference of role or if you would like to be considered for both. 

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. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at inclusion@health.vic.gov.au. Please view our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of 3 vaccinations against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

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 JSE rather than via external advertisement.