Principal Legal Policy Adviser - Industrial Relations, On-Demand Project

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1582009
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Attachments: Position Description - Principal Legal Policy Adviser, On-Demand Project - Private Sector - IRV - VPS6 - November 2021.docx (Word, 192KB)
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Contact: Rod Overall
rod.y.overall@dpc.vic.gov.au or 0428 196 440

Position Details

The Department of Premier and Cabinet's Private Sector Industrial Relations branch is seeking a law and policy expert to help implement the Victorian Government's response to the Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce (the Inquiry).

Industrial Relations Victoria (IRV) provides strategic industrial relations policy and technical advice to government and departments, with a focus on fostering a framework based on consultation, cooperation and good faith bargaining. IRV engages with employers, employees and their unions to promote a positive industrial relations environment.

The Private Sector Industrial Relations branch provides expert advice and assistance on private sector industrial relations matters to government, supports government participation in the development and maintenance of the national industrial relations system and leads responses and submissions to major industrial relations reviews and inquiries.

As the Principal Legal Policy Adviser, you will lead and manage projects to develop and implement industrial relations legislation, policy, programs and initiatives, and provide expert legal advice and support to implement the Victorian Government's response to the Inquiry.

You will procure and project manage external legal services providers as necessary and develop and maintain networks and relationships with key external and government stakeholders regarding industrial relations issues and regulation.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • experience and expertise in providing strategic and legal advice on complex and sensitive issues, such as workplace relations law to senior executives, under pressure
  • an excellent understanding of government, legislative and regulatory frameworks
  • highly developed conceptual and analytical skills and a proven ability to provide pragmatic, concise, solutions-based legal advice based on comprehensive research
  • strong ability to undertake the development and implementation of appropriate legal and administrative policies and systems
  • proven ability to negotiate and influence others to achieve strategic objectives and high-level capability in building strong, productive relationships and to engage stakeholders
  • highly developed communication and oral presentation skills.

A legal qualification, along with knowledge and experience in workplace and industrial relations, would be highly regarded.

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Other relevant information

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.


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