Senior Police Lawyer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Frankston - Bayside Peninsula
Reference: VG/E20041302B
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3283 Position Description.docx (Word, 575KB)


VPS4 Frankston Application Form May 22.docx (Word, 627KB)


Contact: Senior Sergeant Ash Gaylard 03 8533-0439
stephanie.havercroft@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Victoria Police

Legal Services Department

Frankston Prosecutions Unit

Ongoing VPS-4 Senior Police Lawyer role available

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and obtain valuable experience working as a Senior Police Lawyer within Victoria Police.  Victoria Police's Legal Services Department is enhancing its advocacy response in an effort to meet the expansion of court networks and jurisdictions across Victoria.  In order to address repeat victimisation, recidivism and unique offending across diverse demographics, more specialist courts are opening.

Victoria Police is seeking to meet this demand with enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated advocates to prosecute a range of complex family violence intervention order matters at the Frankston Magistrates' Court.  As the successful applicant, you will need to demonstrate an ability to manage busy court lists and competing priorities effectively whilst coaching, mentoring, and developing junior lawyers.

The role offers an opportunity to tailor your skill to an array of matters that vary in complexity.  You will be expected to perform caseload management and offer legal advice and information to a range of clients.  You will also be required to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the expansive Victoria Police workforce as well as working with external stakeholders across agencies as part of a broad network to ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to addressing community harm.

The role will be challenging and dynamic, it will present you with a rewarding experience and possibilities for future career progression and although initially this role is primarily associated with the prosecution of Family Violence intervention order matters, there will be opportunity to appear in and prosecute criminal matters on behalf of the state as a secondary component to this role.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Day to day management and support of staff within the unit
  • Rostering and coordination of Police Lawyers and Legal Support Staff assisting and appearing in the Magistrates' Court and Children's Court Family Violence and Criminal related prosecutions' lists. 
  • Managing strategies for appropriate representation in family violence and related prosecutions and county court appeal cases.
  • Maintain statistics and records for all police applications along with completing monthly reports for your designated work area.
  • Appearing in and prosecuting Family Violence intervention order applications and associated matters.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer (Unrestricted Practising Certificate).
  • Ability to work in a team, in a developing and emerging work environment.
  • High level of resilience and emotional intelligence.
  • High level understanding and experience as a court advocate
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and developing junior Lawyers
  • A current and valid Driver's Licence.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position may require you to work outside normal hours.
  • This position is located at Frankston Prosecutions Unit, 15 Fletcher Road, Frankston.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated (this includes a booster vaccination) and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.
  • As a member of the Legal Services Department, you will be located on selection, at a specific office within a Division for a particular advertised opportunity.  However, given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required at times to undertake varied work within the Department.  This supports the Departments commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement. 
  • A copy of your current Australian Unrestricted Practising Certificate.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 3 July 2022.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms: Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) website or Seek.

Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information on this role please contact: Senior Sergeant Ash Gaylard on (03) 8533 0439 or via email ash.gaylard@police.vic.gov.au. No recruitment agency calls please.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps

 


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