Registrar (Family Violence), Heidelberg Magistrates' Court

Heidelberg Specialist Family Violence Court - Ongoing – VPS 3
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Family Violence Workers
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/MC0637
Closing Date: 10-Aug-2020
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC0637 PD.docx (Word, 125KB)

MC0637 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 52KB)

Contact: Joseph Shields on (03) 8488 6730; or

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 quasi-judicial and statutory powers using professional judgement in applying legislative requirements, established rules and precedents, and the Court's Practice Directions.

A Specialist Family Violence Court (SFVC) will be established at the Heidelberg Court. The objectives of the SFVCs are to provide:

  • specialist support and effective legal responses for all victims and perpetrators
  • better and safer access to the courts and specialist services
  • appropriate joint responses for victims and perpetrators
  • a skilled and sensitive workforce.

This role will form part of the SFVC team and will play an important part in delivering best practice responses to families experiencing family violence. This role has significant technical components and requires someone who has both an advanced understanding of the Court's protocols and procedures and a well developed understanding of the dynamics of family violence.

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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