Registrar, Moorabbin Magistrates' Court, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

• Ongoing training and development opportunities

• Join a smaller team that allows experience across all areas of MCV
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/MC0540D
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: 23 January 2023 to 06 March 2024
Attachments: MC0540_PD_January 2023.pdf (PDF, 353KB)

MC0540- Candidate Application Form .docx (Word, 59KB)

Contact: Jaime Longhurst
on (03) 7024 2901

Position Details

About us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority, and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year. The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

About the role

Registrars of the Magistrates' Court perform a wide range of administrative tasks throughout the Court's registries in Victoria. These may include in-court (bench clerk) duties, client-contact (telephone and counter) enquiries, and back-of-office administrative responsibilities.

Registrars are also required to exercise powers conferred under the Magistrates' Court Act 1989, other Acts and Rules. These powers involve the preparation and processing of administrative and statutory documentation and the exercise of discretionary quasijudicial and statutory powers using professional judgement in applying legislative requirements, established rules and precedents, and the Court's Practice Directions.

Registrars are required to liaise with a number of stakeholders including the judiciary, Victoria Police, Office of Public Prosecutions, legal practitioners, various court user groups as well as members of the public. It is essential that the person possesses excellent interpersonal and both verbal and written communication skills.

This role has significant technical components as well as leadership and people-management components and, therefore, requires someone who has both an advanced understanding of the Court's protocols and procedures and well developed team-leadership experience.

About you

  • As a Registrar of the Magistrates' Court, perform appropriate legal, administrative and quasi-judicial functions relating to the day-to-day and ongoing operations of the Court, under limited direction from the Registrar of the court.
  • Provide information and authoritative advice on court and tribunal procedures and practices, including applying legislation relating to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, to relevant stakeholders including legal practitioners, police and corrections officers, government agencies, clients and the general public.
  • Liaise with the judiciary, magistracy, external organisations, groups and individuals that interface with the court.
  • Operate relevant computer systems, including casemanagement systems such as Courtlink and other technologies.
  • Assist with the direction, supervision and training of staff.
  • Assist in the development, evaluation and implementation of new policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the supervision, security and maintenance of all court buildings and surrounds, if required.
  • Travel and provide support to other Courts due to operational requirements as directed.
  • Other duties as directed.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

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