Executive Officer, Supreme Court

The Court Services Victoria Act 2014 established Court Services Victoria (CSV) as a statutory public sector body, comprising of all Victorian courts, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and the Judicial College of Victoria.

The role advertised is located at the Supreme Court, and as the highest court in Victoria, deals with the state’s most serious criminal and civil cases. The Supreme Court offers a wide range of career options, both legal and non-legal, and provides an attractive employee benefits program for all staff. For more information, please visit the Supreme Court website at www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au.

CSV embraces diversity amongst our staff and we welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC1139A
Closing Date: 26-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Executive Officer SC1139 - Position Description.doc (Word, 230KB)


SC1139 - Application Form.doc (Word, 134KB)


Contact: Jennifer McPherson-Berry
0427 744 538

Position Details

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the highest court in Victoria dealing with the state's most serious criminal and civil cases and is comprised of the Court of Appeal and the Trial Division.  While most cases are heard in Melbourne, the Supreme Court is a court for all Victorian's that endeavours to hear matters in the region of origin where possible. 

The Supreme Court recognises that its people are integral to its ability to meet and exceed community expectations and to achieve its goal of being an outstanding superior court. 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a detail and outcome focussed Executive Officer to provide high level advice and support to the Chief Executive Officer in the delivery of court services and coordination of complex service deliverables for the Supreme Court. 

Key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to: 

  • Overseeing and supporting the governance structures relevant to the effective operation of the office of the Chief Executive Officer 
  • Providing high quality and timely strategic advice and well-reasoned recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer, executive management and other stakeholders on complex and sensitive matters 
  • Preparing expert briefs, reports, business cases, policy frameworks, and other relevant documentation 
  • On behalf of the Chief Executive Officer, preparing and coordinating a range of cross portolio projects 

To be successful, you will possess exceptional organisational awareness, including an ability to understand and interpret legislation, practices, policies and procedures within a governance context.  You will also have the ability to work with a diverse stakeholder group on highly complex issues in order to secure long term gains for the Supreme Court on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer. 

Further information about the Supreme Court is available at www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au

We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity in the workplace.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact  Jennifer McPherson-Berry on 0427 744 538.

Applications close Sunday 26 March 2017


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