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

Provide high-level legal assistance to Coroners in the investigation of family violence-related deaths.
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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: 26-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $103,719
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: Senior Legal Officer (Family Violence) Position Description.doc (Word, 68KB)

CS015 - Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 104KB)

Contact: Mick Boyle
(03) 8688 0144

Position Details

Work closely with and provide high-level legal assistance, support and advice to: 
  • Coroners and a diverse group of stakeholders. 
  • The Coroners Prevention Unit with the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths(VSRFVD) 
  • 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. 
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.
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.

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 or contact Courtney Lucanto on (03) 9032 0913. 

Applications close: Sunday 17 June 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.

Please contact the CSV recruitment team to discuss any access or adjustment needs, including access to information about this 


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