Legal Quality Auditor

Play a key role in establishing legal quality frameworks and ensuring practice standards are met.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1675APR2018
Closing Date: 29-Apr-2018
Salary Range: $84,158 - $105,195
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Legal Quality Auditor - 1675 PD.pdf (PDF, 179KB)

Candidate Application Form - Legal Quality Auditor - 1675.docx (Word, 269KB)

Contact: Anthony Benka, Quality Audit Manager
(03) 9606 5247

Position Details

  • Ongoing role, Part time (0.6) flexible options available
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $84,158 - $105,195 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits and positive team culture

About Quality Auditing at Victoria Legal Aid:
The Quality Audit team (QA) is a relatively new function within the organisation and is responsible for planning and conducting audits based on our practice standards. QA works in partnership with panel practitioners aimed at improving and recognising high quality services provided to our legally aided clients.

The QA and Panels team coordinates the s. ​29A specialist panels and conducts quality audits of:

  • Child Protection Panel
  • Summary Crime Panel
  • Indictable Crime Panel
  • Independent Children's Lawyer Panel
  • Family Law Panel
  • Family Violence Panel

About the role:
Undertake quality audits across a range of specialist panels, ensuring that Victoria Legal Aid's Practice Standards and quality expectations are met. This role involves meeting with practitioners across Melbourne and regional Victoria, auditing practitioner files, following up on audit actions, and conducting training. Specialised training will be provided in advance of conducting audits of each panel. As a new team within VLA, QA is trailblazing this important work; therefore, a significant aspect of the role will involve assisting in the continued development and establishment of frameworks, systems, and procedures.

About you:
You will be an experienced lawyer looking for variety and autonomy in your next role. You will be a methodical and analytical thinker with exceptional relationship-building and diplomacy skills. You will have a good understanding of, and the capacity to carry out, project management and stakeholder engagement functions, analysis and evaluation. You will have an interest in providing professional guidance and training. 

This is an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable experience across a range of legal areas and be involved in ground-breaking work within VLA and the broader legal sector.

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 Anthony Benka, Quality Audit Manager on (03) 9606 5247

Applications close midnight Sunday 29 April 2018.

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