Principal Policy Officer, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Lead and manage the development and implementation of legislative and policy reform relevant to the family violence jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Family Violence Workers
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MC0561
Closing Date: 09-Jul-2020
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: until 30 June 2021
Attachments: MC0561 - Position Description.docx (Word, 135KB)

MC0561 - Candidate Application Form .docx (Word, 53KB)

Contact: Jane Craig on 0447 167 502

Position Details

The Principal Policy Officer, Family Violence, will lead the development and implementation of legislative and policy reform within the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, related to family violence at the state and federal level. This includes providing briefing with internal and external stakeholders including the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, court staff and Supervising Magistrates – Family Violence.

The role will also be responsible for the development and implementation of a new model for the exercise of family law orders in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria in a number of court locations.  This family law model will complement the specialist approach to family law intervention orders being implemented through the Specialist Family Violence Courts.  The approach to implementation will be informed by diverse user experience, victim centred and consistent with a co-design approach.

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.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria's vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.



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