Senior Police Lawyer

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Closing Date: 30-Jul-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3196.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

Application Form.docx (Word, 628KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Irene Chrisopoulidis on (03) 8628 3218

Position Details

As a Senior Police Lawyer with Victoria Police you will be provided an excellent opportunity to obtain valuable experience and progress your career.  In order to address repeat victimisation, recidivism and unique offending across diverse demographics, more specialist courts are opening.

Victoria Police is seeking to meet this demand with enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated advocates to prosecute a range of complex family violence intervention order matters across multiple court jurisdictions.  As the successful applicant, you will need to demonstrate an ability to manage busy court lists and competing priorities effectively while coaching, mentoring and developing junior Lawyers.

The roles offer an opportunity to tailor your skills to an array of matters that vary in complexity.  You will perform caseload management and offer legal advice and information to a range of clients.  You will also be required to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the expansive Victoria Police workforce as well as working with external stakeholders across agencies as part of a broad network to ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to addressing community harm.

As a Senior Police Lawyer you will be responsible for the day to day management and support of staff within the Police Lawyers Group in your work location.  You will be responsible for the rostering and coordination of Police Lawyers and Legal Support staff assisting and appearing in the Magistrates Court and Children's Court Family Violence and Criminal related prosecutions' lists.  You will be required to provide support and assistance to Supervising Lawyers in the management of more complex cases dealt with at the County Court and in other jurisdictions as required.  Some of your daily responsibilities will include managing strategies for appropriate representation in family violence and criminal related prosecutions, confiscations and county court appeal cases.  These roles will require you to maintain statistics and records for all police applications along with completing monthly reports for you designated work area.  You will also case manage matters arising out of the implementation and roll out of policies and procedures to support the Automatic Number Plate Recognition Technology rollout.  You may also case manage matters arising out of the Civil Law and Licensing Services Units. 

While the roles will be challenging and dynamic, they will present you with a rewarding experience and prospects for career progression.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer (Unrestricted Practising Certificate)
  • Ability to work in a team, in a developing and emerging work environment
  • High level of resilience and emotional intelligence
  • High level understanding and experience as a court advocate
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and developing junior Lawyers
  • A current Drivers' Licence


Requirements and relevant information:

*Your usual place of work will be within the Prosecutions Division (Legal and Prosecutions Specialist Branch), Legal Services Department, however you may be required to work at any other division within the Department / Command as required.

* This position may require you to work outside normal hours from time to time.

* As a member of the Legal Services Department you will be located, on selection, at a specific office within a Division for a particular advertised opportunity.  However, given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required at times to undertake varied work within the Legal Services Department.  This supports the Department's commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains.

* Positions are available in a variety of locations including Melbourne CBD, Ringwood, Shepparton Morwell, Sunshine, Broadmeadows, Geelong, Moorabbin, Dandenong, Frankston, Ballarat, Bendigo and Mildura.


How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

When opening the Application Form which is attached to the advertisement, please ‘save' a copy to complete.  Please note that applicants are NOT required to respond to each key selection criteria listed in the position description. 


Applications must include:

     -   Resume

     -   Completed application form


If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Irene Chrisopoulidis on (03) 8628 3218 or via email

If you have a disability / medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the VPS Recruitment Team via email



Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 30 July 2017


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