Legal Assistant, Bendigo

Our Bendigo office is seeking an experienced and motivated Legal Assistant to join their team of professional support staff.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA2
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/0368
Closing Date: 25-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $47,818 - $65,032
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Legal Assistant, Bendigo - 0368 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 270KB)

Legal Assistant PD.pdf (PDF, 547KB)

Contact: Mark Rerden, Administrative Services Manager
(03) 5448 2313

Position Details

  • Part time (0.6FTE), ongoing position based in Bendigo
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $47,818 - $65,032 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits and positive team culture
  • Join an organisation making a difference in the community

About the role:
Our Bendigo office is seeking an experienced and motivated Legal Assistant to join their team of professional and support staff. This role will suit candidates who enjoy the day to day challenges of working within a fast-paced environment.

Reporting to the Administrative Services Manager you will work with a team of legal assistants to provide a wide range of legal administration support to our lawyers relating to civil, criminal and family law matters. You will also assist legal aid clients with general enquiries and work with external legal practitioners and community legal centres to ensure the needs of our clients are met. Other duties will include but are not limited to; email, diary management and bookings, maintaining client database and case management system, reception duties and general administrative duties.

About you:
You will have experience providing administrative and client services in a complex and sensitive environment with the ability to produce quality administrative work with limited direction. You will have the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of work. You will have excellent team work skills, demonstrate flexibility and maintain a positive outlook in a high-pressure environment. 

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and sound problem solving skills with the capacity to engage people and build mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will also demonstrate a willingness to learn and contribute to the promotion of our organisation's vision and values.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
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. We employ over 800 staff in 14 offices across Victoria. Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free and increasing take-home pay), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. The work is both challenging and rewarding and our staff are supported by experienced and capable managers as well as a range of internal departments and programs committed to staff safety and development. VLA has a friendly and inclusive culture of people working to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form addressing the specified key selection criteria. Separate responses to all of the key selection criteria outlined in the position description are not required. You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Mark Rerden, Administrative Services Manager on (03) 5448 2313.

Closing date for applications: midnight Sunday 25 March 2018.  

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