Senior Police Lawyer (Trainer)

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.

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20034179B
Closing Date: 08-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: C3196.docx (Word, 431KB)
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Role Statement.doc (Word, 133KB)
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Application Form.docx (Word, 642KB)
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Contact: Nic Moran or Sherril Handley
(03) 8628 3280

Position Details

  • VPSG4 range $79,955 - $90,716p.a. + super + leave loading
  • One (1) Full time ongoing positions available
  • Working within the Prosecutions Division, Legal Services Department located at the Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands*


About the role:

This position will support the implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence by training police lawyers to ensure proficiency operating in the summary criminal jurisdiction.

Initial duties will include assisting in the development and implementation of a specialised training program for police lawyers and will include the delivery of training to police lawyers and police prosecutors.
Ongoing duties may involve work within other areas of Legal Services Department including advocacy work.


Some of your duties will include:

  • Providing teaching and educational services to employees of Victoria Police
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of innovative learning practices, and instructional strategies, including project based action learning and flexible online delivery methods directed to the needs of participants, Victoria Police
  • Engaging in continuing research and professional development in areas of relevant subject matter expertise
  • Assisting in the implementation of learning and assessment programs in accordance with curriculum/national training packages and/or other requirements, including on site and off site delivery and assessment, assessing training needs and developing training plans and programs
  • Assisting in implementing learning strategies which develop students' skills, including their capability for ideas generation and creative problem solving
  • Providing timely and constructive feedback to participants on their performance and progress in their studies
  • Performing administration activities for the organising of a course of study, including documentation, reports and record keeping in accordance with policy and procedure
  • Perform other duties and involvement in projects as directed


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience as an advocate practising criminal law
  • A current unrestricted Australian practising certificate
  • A certificate IV in Training & Assessment or equivalent or qualify within 6 months
  • Relevant degree or vocational qualification and experience in relevant teaching program would be highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience implementing teaching/workplace training
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislation relevant to Victoria Police summary prosecutions service including
         - Crimes Act 1958
         - Evidence Act 2008
         - Criminal Procedure Act 2009
         - Bail Act 1977


Requirements and relevant information:

This position may require you to work outside normal hours; overtime will be paid in accordance with the relevant Victorian Public Service agreement.

The successful candidate may be required to undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a National Security Clearance to the level determined by the Department Head. To obtain this clearance applicants must be an Australian Citizen.


*Your usual place of work will be within the Prosecutions Division, Legal Services Department, however you may be required to work at any other division within the Legal Services Department as required.


How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

When opening the Application Form which is attached to the advertisement, please ‘save' a copy to complete.  Please note that applicants are NOT required to respond to each key selection criteria listed in the position description. 

Applications must include:

    -     Resume
    -     Completed application form


If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Acting Senior Sergeant Nic MORAN Or Sherril HANDLEY on (03) 8628 3280.

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 requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the VPS Recruitment Team via email


Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 8 October 2017.


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