Principal Advisor to the Chief Judge

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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CCOPCJ0918
Closing Date: 28-Sep-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Principal Advisor to the Chief Judge - Position Description.docx (Word, 80KB)

Contact: David Baber
1300 347 437

Position Details

  • Advise the Chief Judge on the strategic and operational management of the County Court
  • A unique opportunity to help lead a progressive Victorian Court
  • Challenging work across the Court's broad jurisdiction 

The Principal Advisor to the Chief Judge is a career-shaping opportunity to work alongside Chief Judge Peter Kidd in a high-level advisory capacity. The County Court is Victoria's busiest trial court and the position is critical to the management of the Court and supports the Chief Judge's role as a member of Courts Council and as a Justice of the Supreme Court. 

As a representative of the Chief Judge and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer of the Court, the appointee will display leadership qualities and liaise with the Judiciary and a broad range of stakeholders throughout the justice system. The Principal Advisor will support the Chief Judge in his role by researching, developing and implementing strategies, by managing complex and sensitive projects, and by managing the administrative workflow of Chambers. 

As a member of the Court's Executive Leadership Team the appointee will have a strategic view of the Victoria's courts system and have a strong track record in advisory, policy and strategic management capacities. The appointee will have exceptional communication and conceptual skills and must display integrity, decisiveness, and creative problem-solving ability. An undergraduate qualification in an aligned discipline is mandatory and a post graduate qualification in the same is highly desirable. A tertiary qualification in Law will be highly regarded.

To apply - please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE' using
reference CCOpcj0918, addressing your cover letter and resume to David Baber, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

Applications close:

Friday 28th September 2018

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