Supervising 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: VPSG5
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Closing Date: 30-Jul-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3197.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

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

Contact: Irene Chrisopoulidis on (03) 8628 3218

Position Details

As a senior leader with Victoria Police, you will be provided with an opportunity to gain valuable experience and progress your career working as a Supervising Lawyer.  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 and criminal related prosecution matters across multiple court jurisdictions.

The roles are located in the Legal and Prosecutions Specialist Branch and offer an opportunity to perform highly valued advocacy while prosecuting matters relating to Family Violence, Children's Court, Office of Chief Examiner and criminal and other related matters.

The primary responsibilities of these roles are to appear in all jurisdictions to prosecute matters on behalf of Victoria Police and to offer a strategic approach to specialist prosecutions.  To succeed in the role you will need to effectively manage the business and functionality of a team of Police Lawyers and Legal Support staff. The roles require you to develop and maintain collaborative internal relationships as well as work with a range of stakeholders across agencies as part of a broad network that will ensure cooperative and proactive approached to addressing community harm.

Victoria Police is a professional, diverse and flexible workforce that continues to lead the way in victim centric support, while striving to prevent and reduce community harm.

As the successful applicant, you will report to a Principal Lawyer.  You will play an integral role in the implementation of procedures, policies and programs to support the deployment and training of Police Lawyers across your designated work area, as well as train and develop Police Lawyers while ensuring compliance with legal professional supervision requirements.  You will also appear in court in your capacity as a senior level lawyer and be responsible for managing the prosecutorial services and legal proceedings provided by the Police Lawyers across the Magistrates Courts, Children's Courts, County Court, and other jurisdictions as required.  Some of your daily responsibilities will include managing strategies for appropriate representation, providing professional leadership and guidance within the unit, managing Police Lawyers and Legal Support Staff and providing general civil and criminal law advice to senior management within the Legal Services Department.  You will also provide data and statistical reports in relation to court compliance and processes and report on the work performance and professional development needs of your work unit.  


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 across all jurisdictions
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and developing junior Lawyers to undertake high-level advocacy work
  • A formal management qualification and formal teaching or training qualification would be advantageous
  • 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, Sunshine, Shepparton and Dandenong.


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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