Director, Briefings

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) is an independent statutory authority responsible for preparing and conducting criminal prosecutions in Victoria on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Matters prosecuted by the DPP and the OPP involve serious crimes or matters that are of significance to the fair and effective operation of the Victorian criminal justice system. The OPP consists of the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions and a staff of approximately 475 providing legal and corporate support to the DPP, the Chief Crown Prosecutor and Crown Prosecutors in the exercise of their independent roles in the criminal justice system.
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Department: Office of Public Prosecutions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: SES1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/OPP415
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $216,376 - $279,238
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: OPP415 Director Briefings - September 2023.docx (Word, 203KB)

Contact: OPP Recruitment

Position Details

Director Briefings

Full Time, Fixed Term

The Director, Briefings is a new position within the OPP Executive team.  This role will play a key role in developing and leading a comprehensive Briefings Strategy and will be responsible in planning, managing, and overseeing OPP Briefings budget and expenditure.

As the Director Briefings, a successful candidate will work closely with the Executive team and external stakeholders, such as barristers, barristers' clerks, the Courts and Victoria Legal Aid increase the OPP's barrister pool and ensure quality prosecution outcomes.

A successful candidate will be able to leverage their expertise in criminal law and its processes to create and lead the implementation of high-quality data driven solutions across the OPP's Legal Practice.

Key accountabilities:

  • Working with key internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic leadership, advice and guidance to the briefings team and OPP legal practice by developing a comprehensive briefings framework.
  • Provide regular reporting and updates to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Chief Crown Prosecutor and Solicitor for Public Prosecutions on the progress of briefing related issues, emerging issues and challenges in the data collected and recommended courses of action going forward.
  • Identify, forecast, plan and manage briefing and Court related issues, briefing related issues and briefing budgets and expenditure.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Will possess the extensive working knowledge, expertise and experience as a senior criminal lawyer within the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrated experience using high level conceptual, professional judgement and analytical skills to forecast, develop and deliver complex innovative solutions within a defined time and cost parameters.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and negotiate with stakeholders across a large organisation to obtain support and lead impactful change effectively.

For more information, please refer to the attached Position Description.

To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and complete the online questionnaire which can be found on the last page of the application process. 

In accordance with the VPS recruitment process all candidates are subject to complete a pre-employment misconduct screening declaration. Further information is available on the VPSC website:

Applications close 11:59pm Wednesday 4 October 2023.

The OPP is committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  People from all cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, or those who may experience disability related barriers in securing employment. If you require assistance with the recruitment process, or have accessibility requirements please contact

Persons considering applying for these positions should note that the recruitment process may be used to fill a commensurate position/s within 3 months of the completion of the recruitment without any further advertisement or interview. Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, will be conducted remotely.

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