Regional Manager, Broadmeadows and Ballarat

Opportunity for two experienced people managers to lead our Ballarat or Broadmeadows teams in the role of Regional Manager and play a key role in the planning and delivery of quality legal services.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA5 - V5LO5A
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/01551035
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $119,990 - $152,713
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Regional Manager, Regions and Service Delivery PD January 2023.docx (Word, 145KB)


Candidate application form - Regional Manager, Ballarat and Broadmeadows.docx (Word, 146KB)


Contact: Tamsin Mildenhall and Lauren Galvin
TM: (03) 9269 0447 LG: (03) 9300 5360

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing positions (part time applications considered)
  • Salary based on experience, range: $119,990 - $152,713 (pro rata) plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
We have two full time, ongoing roles available (part time considered):

  • Regional Manager, Ballarat
  • Regional Manager, Broadmeadows

We are seeking engaged and dynamic people managers to lead our dedicated team of legal and support staff servicing the relevant regions. You will play a key role in the planning and delivery of legal assistance services and form part of VLA's collective leadership team.

In this role you will lead our Ballarat or Broadmeadows based teams to ensure the provision of high quality, responsive legal services to the community across a range of practice areas, including criminal, family, child protection and civil law. You will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, manage local stakeholder relationships, and contribute to driving systemic justice reform for VLA's clients.

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you are:

  • A strategic thinker with a dedicated focus on social justice and a commitment to delivering high quality legal services
  • An experienced people manager who inspires confidence, builds rapport and has the ability to drive change and develop the skills and expertise of a diverse team
  • A culturally safe and inclusive leader who continually strives towards improving client services through guiding and managing your people and your resources effectively
  • Able to manage a regional office budget, staff resourcing and other regional planning as required
  • Currently hold or are eligible to hold a legal practicing certificate within the state Victoria (mandatory), with experience in either criminal, family, child protection or civil law.

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Family friendly, flexible hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Salary packaging which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact:

  • Tamsin Mildenhall, Associate Director, North on (03) 9269 0447 regarding the Regional Manager, Broadmeadows role
  • Lauren Galvin, Associate Director, South West on (03) 9300 5360 regarding the Regional Manager, Ballarat role.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Thursday 2 February 2023.

Other relevant information:
VLA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It is also a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community. VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.


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