Deputy Managing Lawyer, Legal Help

You will play a key role in continuing reforms to Victoria Legal Aid’s (VLA) Legal Help phone and web chat service to ensure it operates as a modern, client-centred entry point to Victoria’s legal system. You will directly manage a small team of Legal Help Lawyers and Officers, drive legal policy and process reforms and support the training and development of Legal Help staff.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DMLLH
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $88,436 - $110,543
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Deputy Managing Lawyer Legal Help position description.pdf (PDF, 163KB)


Candidate application form DML Legal Help.docx (Word, 271KB)


Contact: Jacob Torney, Managing Lawyer
03 9269 0469

Position Details

  • Exciting new leadership role within our Legal Help Service
  • Full time ongoing position (part time applications will be considered) 
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $88,436 - $110,543 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will play a key role in continuing reforms to Victoria Legal Aid's (VLA) Legal Help phone and web chat service to ensure it operates as a modern, client-centred entry point to Victoria's legal system. You will directly manage a small team of Legal Help Lawyers and Officers, providing supervision, support and addressing any training needs.

You will also be responsible for driving legal policy and process reforms, partnerships with stakeholders and supporting the training and development of Legal Help staff.

About you:
You will have substantial knowledge and practical experience in the law and relevant court procedures  across a range of legal matters with an interest in management and developing staff capability. You will have a keen interest in motivating a team, with demonstrated experience in training and supervising staff.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to provide clear, constructive and timely advice and to communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse range of clients, staff and stakeholders. You will also have the ability to provide strategic advice on legal and policy issues and demonstrate an understanding of the role of external organisations, private practitioners, community and welfare groups play in the delivery of legal aid services.

A key benefit of this role is structured working hours without the risk of getting delayed in busy Court lists or ongoing client case work.  

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 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. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Jacob Torney, Managing Lawyer, Legal Help on (03) 9269 0469.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 21 July 2019.


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