Senior Solicitor, Mildura

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: Ssol
Work Location: North West - Mildura
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/378454A
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: SSOL Senior Solicitor 378454 (Feb 2018).doc (Word, 1.08MB)

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Contact: Hilary Makepeace
03 5022 3123

Position Details

Office Location(s): 253 Eleventh St, Mildura

Position Summary:

Are you

  • Looking for the next challenge in your career?
  • Committed to providing legal advice to assist some of Victoria's most vulnerable people?
  • Innovative and forward thinking?

An outstanding opportunity currently exists for a highly motivated individual to join the child protection team, in the capacity of Senior Solicitor.  Based in Mildura, this role is responsible for the provision of expert advice, collegial support and representation for Child Protection Practitioners in matters before the courts. As a senior solicitor within the Department you will lead a team of lawyers who provide practical and strategic legal advice to assist some of Victoria's most vulnerable people.  You will build strong relationships with the department's child protection teams and the clients they support.


Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, the ideal candidate will possess demonstrable skills in the following key areas;

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to forge relationships and communicate effectively with stakeholders and clients at all levels.
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyse legal and factual issues and provide practical legal      solutions. 
  • Admission or eligibility for admission, to practise as a Barrister or Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.



How to Apply:


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
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