Senior Legal Officer (Family Violence), Coroners Court of Victoria

As a member of the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths, you will provide high-level legal assistance to Coroners in the investigation of family violence-related deaths in Victoria.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CS015B
Closing Date: 24-Jul-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $105,275
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: CS015 - Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 104KB)

Senior Legal Officer (Family Violence) PD.doc (Word, 69KB)

Contact: Mick Boyle
(03) 8688 0144

Position Details

Job Description:  

  • You will actively manage Coroners' complex and highly sensitive investigations of deaths resulting from family violence and ensure that appropriate actions are taken and investigations progressed in a timely manner.
  • At the Coroner's direction, you will analyse and evaluate legal issues at an advanced professional level to draft high-level complex judicial and legal documents, such as findings, correspondence and Court forms.
  • You will attend court and/or instruct or brief Counsel Assisting in complex hearings or inquests, to assist the Coroner.
  • The position is a 2 year fixed term Grade 5 opportunity.

About Us:  
The Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) is an inquisitorial jurisdiction. Its role is to conduct an independent investigation into reportable deaths and fires, for the purpose of finding the cause of those deaths and fires. By its work, the CCOV contributes to the reduction of the number of preventable deaths and fires, the promotion of public health and safety and the administration of justice.  
Having determined that a death is either a reportable or reviewable death , the coroner's investigation seeks to establish the facts to ascertain, if possible, the identity of the person who died, the medical cause of death and the circumstances in which the death occurred.    
CSV embraces diversity amongst our staff and we welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability.
About the Role:

The Senior Legal Officer (Family Violence) provides high-level legal assistance and support to Coroners and the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths (VSRFVD) in the investigation of family violence-related deaths.
The role is also required to work in consultation with all Coroners, the Coroners Support Services, the Coroners Prevention Unit and all other CCOV business units, to build and retain relevant knowledge and expertise, related to deaths resulting from family violence. 

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description 

Applications close: Tuesday 24 July 2018

Other information Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment. 

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