Registrar, Operations Manager, Shepparton Magistrates' Court, Magistrates Court of Victoria

• Leadership position based at Shepparton court.

• Manage a team of staff working across a range of jurisdictions administered by the court.

• Working collaboratively with judicial officers and senior court management personnel.
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: North East - Shepparton
Reference: VG/MC2690
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 01 February 2023 to 31 January 2024
Attachments: MC2690_PD_January 2023.pdf (PDF, 314KB)

Contact: Pat Cummins

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

  • As a Registrar-Operations Manager of the Magistrates' Court, manage the operations of the court complex ensuring the delivery of court registry services and quasijudicial functions in accordance with appropriate policies and court operational practices.
  • Manage and lead staff in delivering responsive services by monitoring demand pressures, performance outputs, identifying service gaps and implementing effective solutions.
  • Lead, direct and motivate staff and be responsible for their training, development and performance.
  • Initiate, build and enhance key relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the Judiciary, Court staff, the Department of Justice, a range of community organisations, and other Victorian Government Departments.
  • Provide high level, complex, appropriate and authoritative advice on all matters coming within the Court's jurisdictions to key stakeholders including the Judiciary, legal profession and the public and represent the Court on various discussion groups and committees as directed.
  • Manage the security and maintenance of court buildings and their surrounds in accordance with Court policies and procedures.
  • Develop, evaluate and implement new policies and procedures that enhance the Court's operations and assist in achieving the Court's strategic and operational objectives.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Court by recommending future strategies, delivering expert advice and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Provide authoritative briefs and technical reports on complex issues.

About you

Technical Expertise: Demonstrated knowledge of Victorian Courts and Tribunals – Demonstrates extensive knowledge of legislation, practices, policies and procedures applicable to Victorian Courts and Tribunals.

Effective Communication:

  • Communicates in a manner that effectively conveys purpose and meaning.
  • Uses appropriate advocacy, motivation and negotiation techniques to influence and manage others.
  • Listens to understand requirements, and adjusts communication mode, style and message accordingly.
  • Delivers effective customised and targeted presentations to convey information and present a case.


  • Builds, manages and motivates operational teams.
  • Inspires a sense of purpose and direction within CSV work teams
  • Interprets and applies business plans and objectives to work teams
  • Monitors team performance and provides feedback, support, direction and development to enable improvements.
  • Recognises and celebrates the achievements of teams and individuals.

Planning and Organising:

  • Demonstrates well developed planning and organisation skills.
  • Develops and applies systems and procedures to plan, organise and deliver operational outputs.
  • Sets priorities and monitors workflows to deliver workplace objectives within required timeframes.

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


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