Regional Managing Lawyer, Dandenong

Senior management opportunity for an innovative leader in our largest suburban practice.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA5
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/0210A
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $103,641 - $131,907
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Regional Managing Lawyer, Dandenong #0210 CAF.docx (Word, 269KB)

Regional Managing Lawyer, Dandenong PD #0210.pdf (PDF, 176KB)

Contact: Peter Noble, Executive Director, Services and Innovation
(03) 9269 0555

Position Details

  • Full time 12 month maximum term position with possibility for extension
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $103,641 - $131,907 per annum plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging


About the role:
A rare senior opportunity has arisen to manage Victoria Legal Aid's Dandenong office, VLA's largest suburban practice, and to lead our work in the metropolitan south east in the heart of a vibrant, diverse and multicultural community.

You will ensure we provide high quality, responsive legal services to the community across a range of legal issues including summary and indictable crime, family violence, family law, mental health and fines, and help VLA in its role driving systemic justice reform for vulnerable clients. You will provide effective leadership and management to a diverse team of dedicated and experienced lawyers and administrative staff across the criminal, civil and family law areas and continue to foster and support a collaborative team environment.

Our Dandenong office is just 40 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and within walking distance from Dandenong railway station.

About you:
You are an experienced lawyer with a passion for social justice and commitment to high quality legal services, wanting to take on a leadership role in a dynamic and progressive organisation.

You inspire confidence, build rapport and have the energy and ability to drive change and develop the skills and expertise of a diverse staff team.

You will be an innovative leader, with the capacity to contribute to our vision and values by continually striving towards improving client services and taking the time to guide and manage your people and your resources effectively.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 14 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. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form. You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information please review the attached position description or contact Peter Noble, Executive Director, Services and Innovation on (03) 9269 0555.

Applications close midnight on Friday 25th August 2017

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