Regional Manager, Shepparton and Bendigo

Opportunity for two experienced people managers to lead our Bendigo or Shepparton 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: Other
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA5
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/08390396
Closing Date: 14-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $118,802 - $151,201
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Regional Manager Shepparton #0839 PD.docx (Word, 156KB)


Regional Manager Bendigo PD #0396.docx (Word, 156KB)


Candidate application form - Regional Manager, Shepparton and Bendigo #0839 and #0396.docx (Word, 146KB)


Contact: Tamsin Mildenhall, Associate Director
(03) 9269 0447

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing and maximum term (up to 12 months) positions available
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $118,802 - $151,201 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging and hybrid work arrangements

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

  • Regional Manager, Bendigo (ongoing position)
  • Regional Manager, Shepparton (maximum term position up to 12 months)

We are seeking engaged and dynamic people managers to lead our dedicated team of legal and support staff servicing the Loddon-Campaspe or Goulburn regions. Reporting to the Associate Director, North, 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 Bendigo or Shepparton 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:
You are a strategic thinker with a dedicated focus on social justice and a commitment to delivering high quality legal services. This is a vital legal leadership position and as such you will have experience in either criminal, family, child protection or civil law.

An experienced people manager, you inspire confidence, build rapport and have the ability to drive change and develop the skills and expertise of a diverse staff team. You lead in a culturally safe and inclusive way and continually strive towards improving client services through guiding and managing your people and your resources effectively. You can manage a regional office budget, staff resourcing and other regional planning as required.

Crucial to your success is your strong people management, leadership capabilities and interpersonal skills. You currently or are eligible to hold a legal practicing certificate within the state Victoria.

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

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including flexible working arrangements under a hybrid work model, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development.

We also offer salary packaging arrangements, which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free. Refer to our salary packaging provider for further information.

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

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.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Tamsin Mildenhall, Associate Director, North on (03) 9269 0447.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 14 August 2022.


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