Senior Police Lawyer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/20034173D
Closing Date: 23-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: C3196.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

VPS Application Form.docx (Word, 639KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Senior Sergeant Jamie Edwards
(03) 9090 5851 or jamie.edwards@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:
As a Senior Police Lawyer with Victoria Police, you will be provided with an excellent opportunity to obtain valuable experience and progress your career. In order to address repeat victimisation, recidivism and unique offending across diverse demographics, more specialist courts are opening.

This role offers an opportunity to:

  • Tailor your skills to an array of matters that vary in complexity.
  • Perform caseload management, prosecute and offer legal advice and information to a range of clients in the areas of Family Violence and criminal prosecutions and other areas as required.
  • You will also be required to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the expansive Victoria Police workforce, as well as working with external stakeholders across agencies as part of a broad network to ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to addressing community harm.


Your duties will include:
You will be responsible for the day to day management and support of staff within the Police Lawyers Group in your work location.

  • The rostering and the coordination of Police Lawyers and Legal Support staff assisting and appearing in the Magistrates Court, Children's Court Family Violence and Criminal related prosecutions' lists.
  • Providing support and assistance to Supervising Lawyers in the management of more complex cases dealt with at the County Court and in other jurisdictions as required.
  • Managing strategies for appropriate representation in family violence and criminal related prosecutions, confiscations and county court appeal cases.
  • Maintaining statistics and records for all police applications along with completing monthly reports for you designated work area.

While the roles will be challenging and dynamic, it will present you with a rewarding experience and prospects for career progression.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer (Unrestricted Practising Certificate).
  • Ability to work in a team, in a developing and emerging work environment.
  • High level of resilience and emotional intelligence.
  • High level understanding and experience as a court advocate.
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and developing junior Lawyers.
  • A current Drivers' Licence is highly desirable.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • This position may require you to work outside normal hours from time to time.
  • This position is located at the Moorabbin Prosecutions Unit at the Moorabbin Justice Centre however the successful applicant may be required to occasionally work across the cluster at Dandenong or Frankston Courts, and possibly throughout Melbourne.


Your application must include:

  • Resume,
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 23 September 2018 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Senior Sergeant Jamie Edwards on (03) 9090 5851 or via email jamie.edwards@police.vic.gov.au.


If you have a disability / medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements / reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au

About Us:
Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au


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