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Senior Lawyer
Meaningful legal work
Permanent full-time role
Competitive salary + super and employee benefits

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/LEG1336
Closing Date: 01-Mar-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd - senior lawyer - 1336 - g5.pdf
Contact: Natalie Plumstead
Contact Details: 03 9618 9736

Position Details

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate Senior Lawyer to join us at the VBA.

In the role of Senior Lawyer you will work independently to provide expert legal advice to the Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Directors and senior managers, including advice in relation to contractual matters, corporate governance risk, commercial matters and providing statutory interpretation advice.  

As our ideal candidate you will have significant legal experience, good legal drafting skills, strong attention to detail, time management and interpersonal skills with the ability navigate ambiguity in a fast-paced and changing environment.


Who we are looking for

Significant demonstrated experience in providing high-level and complex legal advice

Expert working knowledge of administrative and commercial law, statutory interpretation, and other relevant legislation, and the rules of procedural fairness.

Well-developed verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to prepare clear and concise documents, information and tailor your advice to your audience

Good conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to make sound decisions


What you can expect in the role

A chance to be part of a dynamic organisation and provide important legal advice

The opportunity to develop your skills and build capability

Employee flexible work arrangements and great public sector entitlements


How to Apply

To view the full position description and start your application, click ‘Apply Now'.


We require you to upload:

A detailed copy of your resume outlining your skills and experience

A cover letter outlining your relevant skills, experience and what attracted you to the role

A copy of your law degree and admission certificate

A copy of your driver's licence 



Please note:

Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.

Prior to offer, please note you will have to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia (e.g. citizenship or residency documents, or a valid Australian working visa) and proof of any qualifications relevant to the role.

Suitable candidates may be approached for similar vacancies within the next 12 months.

As a public sector standard, generally all new employees will start at the base entry level and increment throughout the salary range each year based on performance. Current public sector employees at the same grade will be considered for a transfer of entitlements with evidence.  A request above entry level may be considered in certain circumstances.



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