Coroner’s Solicitor x 2, Coroners Court of Victoria

• A rewarding role in a friendly working environment alongside a committed team of legal professionals

• A workplace that offers flexibility to balance your work and life

• Be part of an organisation that makes a positive difference to the Victorian community
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Various
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ78867_DJ8865
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 2 x Fixed term (6 months)
Attachments: A Day in the Life of a Coroner's Solicitor.pdf (PDF, 579KB)

DJ8867 and DJ8865 - PD - 2 x FT roles.pdf (PDF, 903KB)

Contact: Kelly Kandelaars

Position Details

About us

The Coroners Court is responsible for:

  • Independently investigating deaths and fires.
  • Reducing preventable deaths.
  • Promoting public health and safety and the administration of justice.

The Legal Services division assists Coroners with their investigations by analysing evidence, preparing draft findings, preparing matters for inquest and appearing as Counsel assisting the Coroner.

About the role

The Coroner's Solicitor is responsible for supporting the Coroner with their investigation into reportable deaths and fires by providing end to end legal case management and assistance.

Core functions of the role are to:

  • Undertake legal research and analysis and prepare complex legal reports, briefs, and correspondence.
  • Work effectively with stakeholders and agencies to obtain additional information needed to support the coronial investigation.
  • Provide high quality advice on sensitive and/or complexlegal issues.

You can also read the attached ‘A Day in the Life of a Coroner's Solicitor' to find out more on what you can expect working at the Coroners Court.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will either be an early career lawyer or an established legal professional. You will have exceptional communication skills and the ability to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders. Importantly, you will possess a commitment to making a positive difference to the Victorian community.

You will demonstrate an ability to:

  • Undertake legal research and analysis and prepare highlevel advice in relation to legal matters.
  • Effectively manage a high-volume caseload using your well-developed abilities to prioritise and plan.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a high performing team witha focus on service delivery and continuous improvement.

How to apply

  • Resume
  • A cover letter (not exceeding two pages) demonstrating the attributes and experience relevant to the role (see Key Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description). Please specify preference of ongoing or fixed term in your cover letter.
  • A response to the following (in addition to the two pages above):

The Coroners Court is an environment that can expose staff to images, case history, testimony and behaviour that can cause stress and/or distress at times.

Question: Please describe a time when you noticed you were finding it hard to let go of work (mentally) at the end of the day? What do you think the reason was and what strategies did you employ to try to leave the working day behind?

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.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. 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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