Senior Police Lawyer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20034179D
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: Until 06/07/2020
Attachments: 1. Position Description C3283.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

2. VPS Application Form 20034179.docx (Word, 639KB)
Self Assessment

3. Role Statement .docx (Word, 114KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Acting Senior Sergeant Nathan Sinclair
(03)8628 3670 or

Position Details

About the role
This position will support the implementation of recommendations 60 and 61 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence by training Police lawyers to ensure that, subject to exceptional circumstances and the interests of the parties, all family violence matters are heard and determined in specialist family violence courts within five years.

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 prosecutors and Police lawyers.

Ongoing duties may involve work within other areas of the Legal Services Department including advocacy work.

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

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.
  • Providing support and advice to students of diverse cultures, backgrounds and abilities and implement appropriate learning or support strategies to ensure student safety, health and wellbeing.

As the successful applicant, you will have

  • Demonstrated experience as an advocate practising criminal law.
  • Demonstrated experience as an advocate or solicitor practising family law.
  • A current unrestricted Australian Practising Certificate.
  • A Certificate IV in Training and 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.

Requirements and relevant information

  • One (1) full time, fixed term (until 6 July 2020) position available.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • As a member of the Legal Services Department you will be located, on selection, at a specific office within a Division for a particular advertised opportunity.  However given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required at times to undertake varied work within the Department.  This supports the Departments commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains.
  • Role statement attached for further details of the position.

Your application must include

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

Applications close midnight, Sunday 28 July 2019
- No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Acting Senior Sergeant Nathan Sinclair on (03) 8628 3670 or via email

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 or on (03) 9247 5113.

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. 

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