Team Leader, Policy and Research

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is a central agency for law reform in Victoria. We are a statutory authority, established under the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000.

We aim to make a significant contribution to maintaining and further developing a fair, just, responsive, inclusive and accessible legal system for all Victorians.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to fairer, more up-to-date and accessible laws appeals to you, we look forward to hearing from you.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ1374
Closing Date: 18-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: Until 31 May 2020
Attachments: DJ1374 Team Leader - PD.docx (Word, 84KB)

Contact: Merrin Mason on (03) 8608 7800

Position Details

About us

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is an independent, government-funded organisation, and the peak law reform body in Victoria. It reports to the Attorney-General and the Parliament of Victoria in discharging its statutory functions.

The Commission's major responsibility is to undertake research and make recommendations on issues that are referred by the Attorney-General.

About the role

As the Team Leader, Policy and Research, you will manage the research team that will review the Victorian committal system which was referred by the Attorney-General. You will plan and co-ordinate the reference, managing its progress on a day-to day basis, including research, consultation, and the drafting of consultation papers and final reports under the supervision of the Commission.

In the role, you will:

  • supervise and co-ordinate legal and empirical research undertaken by research team and consultants
  • oversee the writing of law reform documents and prepare complex correspondence and submissions
  • represent the Commission at, and participate in, meetings and consultations with stakeholders, individuals and groups, including one-on-one meetings and round-table discussions
  • promote a positive work environment that encourages a centre of business excellence, enhances morale and respects diversity.

This is a fixed-term position until 31 May 2020, based in the Melbourne CBD.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have

  • a legal qualification
  • demonstrated experience in law reform processes and methodology, including community consultation processes
  • highly developed skills in managing projects focusing on law reform, legal practice and policy development
  • demonstrated experience in managing small professional research team(s)/consultants and in co-ordinating legal and/or empirical research and writing of law reform documents, to agreed timelines
  • demonstrated ability to collect, analyse and absorb large volumes of material and develop policy options for the reform of diverse areas of law
  • knowledge of, and experience with, criminal law and procedures.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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