Supervising Lawyer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 05/07/2021
Applications close: 01/08/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/E20034166

Reference: VG/E20034166

Occupation: Legal

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the role:

A new Supervising Lawyer role has arisen in the Freedom of Information, Privacy and Licensing Regulation Division for an experienced lawyer.

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and obtain valuable experience supervising legal staff within Victoria Police.  The Freedom of Information (FOI), Privacy and Licensing Regulation Division (LRD) lawyers work on a range of complex matters and are based within the Civil Law Division of the Legal Services Department of Victoria Police.

Victoria Police's Legal Services Department is enhancing its advocacy response in an effort to meet the expansion of court networks and jurisdictions across Victoria. Victoria Police is seeking to meet this demand with enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated advocates to prosecute a range of civil applications, primarily review applications in respect of firearms applications, private security applications and FOI requests and Privacy Complaints in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Firearms Appeals Committee as well associated applications in other jurisdictions.  As the successful applicant, you will need to demonstrate an ability to supervise a team to ensure the team are managing numerous files across a range of jurisdictions, busy court lists and competing priorities effectively whilst coaching, mentoring and developing junior lawyers.

The role offers an opportunity to tailor your skill to an array of matters that vary in complexity. You will be expected to perform caseload management and offer legal advice to all stakeholders. You will also be required to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the expansive Victoria Police workforce as well as working with external stakeholders across agencies as part of a broad network to ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to addressing community harm.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Liaising with internal stakeholders to provide legal advice and legal representation as well as external stakeholders to exercise proper caseload management.
  • Supervising staff to ensure matters are appropriately prepared for hearing before the Firearms Appeals Committee, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal as well as other jurisdictions.
  • Appearing on behalf of the Chief Commissioner of Police and the LRD before the Firearms Appeals Committee, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal as well as other jurisdictions.
  • Instructing Counsel, where required, in matters listed in superior Courts including the Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Ensuring the team are providing strong legal advisory service to other Victoria Police Divisions in relation to firearms, private security and freedom of information where required.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer (unrestricted practising certificate);
  • High level understanding and experience as a court advocate;
  • Ability to supervise a team, in a developing and emerging work environment;
  • High level of resilience and emotional intelligence;
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and developing junior Lawyers to undertake high-level advocacy work;
  • A formal management qualification and formal teaching or training qualification would be advantageous;
  • A current and valid Drivers' Licence is highly desirable.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) full time, ongoing position available.
  • The position is located at the Victoria Police Centre. 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • As a member of the Legal Services Department you will be located, on selection, at a specific office within a Division for a particular advertised opportunity.  However given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required at times to undertake varied work within the Department.  This supports the Departments commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 1 August 2021.

Please Note:
All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic), Job Skills Exchange (JSE) website or Seek.

Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information on this role please contact: Bill Jones on (03) 8335 7187 or via email william.c.jones@police.vic.gov.au.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps

Supervising Lawyer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing

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Bill Jones | (03)8335 7187 or william.c.jones@police.vic.gov.au

Supervising Lawyer (VPSG5)