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Senior Lawyer
VBA has a permanent opportunity for a motivated lawyer to join our in-house legal services team.

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1959-13
Closing Date: 03-Dec-2023
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
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Contact: Peter Mees
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Position Details

Position overview

A permanent opportunity for an experienced legal professional to join the Victorian Building Authority as a Senior Lawyer. With exposure to a range of practice areas, you will play a key role in partnering with key internal stakeholders to provide quality, timely and pragmatic legal advice under the supervision of the Managing Legal Counsel – Legislative Functions, Advice and Commercial on various areas of law.

These may include administrative law, commercial law, corporate governance, statutory interpretation, contract law, privacy law, employment law and legislative reform.

This permanent position is open to anyone seeking a true work life balance opportunity that includes part time employment, compressed schedules or take advantage of purchased leave while taking your career to the next level and join a diverse, passionate team that is results driven.

Who we are looking for

  • Admission to the legal profession in an Australian jurisdiction (that is, an Australian lawyer) and current Victorian or interstate practising certificate (unrestricted).
  • Demonstrated ability to provide pragmatic, quality and timely legal advice on a range of legal issues to a variety of audiences at different levels in a format that is easily understood.
  • Demonstrated experience advising in one or more of administrative law, commercial law, statutory interpretation and privacy, or the ability to gain the relevant skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and manage stakeholders, and build effective working relationships at all levels.

The Victorian Building Authority embraces a diverse and inclusive culture who work together for the benefit of all Victorians. Our recruitment is best practice and free from bias, we recruit based on merit and equity regardless of age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or cultural background.

We have an amazing employee engagement program, remote working setup, health and well-being and learning and development programs to ensure our people are fit for work and inspired to be the best they can. We are always looking for talented new people to join us with a broad range of skills and experience who are curious, keen to learn and enjoy serving the community they live in, so if this sounds like a place you'd like to work and you think you have what it takes, we‘d love to hear from you and encourage you to apply now!

What you can expect

  • Meaningful work
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Flexible, hybrid work arrangements, including part time employment
  • A competitive salary plus 11% superannuation

How to Apply

We require you to upload:

  • A detailed copy of your resume
  • A cover letter briefly outlining your relevant experience and what attracted you to the role  
  • Any other quals or licence if applicable

Please note:

  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.

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