Manager, Strategy

New leadership role in Victorian family and children’s law policy and practice.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full or part time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VLA5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/FYCLMGR
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $103,641 - $131,907
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Manager, Strategy, FYCL #TBC PD.pdf (PDF, 276KB)


Manager Strategy FYCL #TBC CAF.docx (Word, 269KB)


Contact: Nicole Rich
(03) 9269 0313

Position Details

  • New leadership role in Victorian family and children's law policy and practice
  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $103,641 - $131,907 per annum plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging


About the role:

Victoria Legal Aid has the largest family and children's law practice in Victoria and is a leading voice in family violence, child protection and family law policy, practice and systems reform.

In this newly created role as part of the Family, Youth and Children's Law Program leadership team, you will lead and manage the planning, oversight and implementation of the Program's business and risk planning, high-level stakeholder engagement activities and strategic advocacy work, which includes initiatives that focus on systemic change including law reform, projects, strategic litigation and other policy and advocacy strategies.

You will advise the Executive Director and other members of the leadership team on strategic advocacy, policy and program direction. You will also act as a representative to nominated agencies and groups and will build productive and respectful relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

About you:
You will have experience both in leading higher level strategy and policy development and in the planning and implementation of projects and initiatives, and will have demonstrated a commitment to applying your skills and experience to advance the public interest and social justice.

You will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to influence and negotiate with people across all levels and engage and build collaborative relationships. Your people management and leadership capabilities will also be strong.

You will have knowledge or the ability to quickly acquire knowledge of the family and children's law area and the relevant legal and policy frameworks and, using your policy analysis, research and writing skills, you can provide innovative advice, strategies and solutions across a range of areas. You will enjoy working in a high functioning and collaborative team with a strong unity of purpose to work for the interests of children, young people and families in Victoria and will have a commitment to addressing disadvantage.


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 14 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. The work is both challenging and rewarding, 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. 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 Nicole Rich, Executive Director, Family, Youth & Children's Law on (03) 9269 0313


Applications close midnight on Friday 29 September 2017


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