Senior Policy and Projects Officer, (First Nations)

Exciting opportunity for a First Nations candidate to join the Criminal Law program in this designated role of Senior Policy and Projects Officer.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VLA4 - V4AO6C
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/2324FIRSTNATIONS
Closing Date: 07-Jun-2023
Salary Range: $96,953 - $121,188
Job Duration: up to April 2024
Attachments: Senior Policy Projects Officer, Crime #2324 (First Nations) - PD.docx (Word, 3.22MB)

Contact: Kirstie Twigg, A/Associate Director, Criminal Law
(03) 9269 0666

Position Details

  • Full time maximum term position until April 2024 (parental leave backfill)
  • Salary range: $95,043 - $118,801 plus superannuation & Salary packaging
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging
  • This position is only open to Australian First Nations people

About the role:
Reporting to the Project Manager and working closely with our Criminal Law Leadership team, you will lead the development, planning and preparation of various law reform, policy and advocacy strategies.

This work will include undertaking collaborative planning with criminal law program areas and other VLA directorates, engaging with external stakeholders, collation of consumer stories and research and analysis of current issues impacting the criminal justice system.

As well as leading the development and preparation of law reform, you will work to raise awareness of Criminal Law advocacy and law reform priorities and build strong collaborative relationships between the policy team and practising staff.

About you:

This position is only open to Australian First Nations people (mandatory).

You have demonstrated experience in the law and court procedures relevant to criminal law practice, along with excellent organisational skills and the ability to work effectively with various stakeholders. You have a strong understanding of the issues affecting Australian First Nations Peoples and bring this perspective to your work.

Crucial to your success will be your demonstrated skills in research and analysis, and ability to lead policy submissions on legislation, law reform initiatives and strategic advocacy activities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, 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.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements under a hybrid work model, free gym and end of journey facilities at our CBD office, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and cover letter, setting out why you are interested in this opportunity and workng for VLA, and why you'll succeed in the role. Please note you are not required to address all the Key Selection Criteria's listed on the Position Description for your application to be considered.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Kirstie Twigg, Acting Associate Director, Criminal Law on (03) 9269 0666.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Wednesday 7 June 2023.

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