Deputy Managing Lawyer - Economic & Social Rights program

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Lawyer with an interest in people management to join our Economic and Social Rights team in the position of Deputy Managing Lawyer.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4 - V4LO4B
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DMLESR
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $96,953 - $121,188
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Position Description - Deputy Managing Lawyer-Economic & Social Rights.docx (Word, 225KB)

Candidate application form - Deputy Managing Lawyer, Economic and Social Rights.docx (Word, 226KB)

Contact: Samantha Aude Sowerwine - Program Manager
(03) 9269 0264

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary based on experience, range: $109,071 - $121,188 plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
We are seeking applications from candidates interested in a career at Victoria Legal Aid and who want to contribute to improving the lives of disadvantaged Victorians.

In this position you will manage and supervise the day-to-day operation of a team of legal staff in collaboration with the Program Manager, Managing Lawyer and existing Deputy Managing Lawyer, including direct line management of a team of lawyers.

You will mentor staff and assist in the development and training of lawyers in the team. While people management is the primary focus of the Deputy Managing Lawyer role, you will also provide high quality legal supervision of client service delivery and lead the design and development of relevant training, resources, systems and processes to support the ESR program's Commonwealth-based practice.

About you:
You are an experienced lawyer with an interest in people management and the ability to provide effective leadership, mentoring and support to more junior members of your team. You possess the practice experience and knowledge required to conduct and supervise complex matters, and display a willingness to develop the same skills in others.

You have well developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders. Crucial to your success in this role will be your collaborative approach and leadership skills.

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Family friendly, flexible hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Salary packaging which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Samantha Sowerwine - Program Manager on (03) 9269 0264

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 1 October 2023

Other relevant information:
It is a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

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