Legal Assistant - Talent Pool

Opportunity to be considered for upcoming Legal Assistant roles across Victoria Legal Aid's offices. Our Legal Assistants play a vital role in supporting the delivery of client services at VLA. If you have strong administrative and client service skills with a keen interest in contributing to the lives of disadvantaged Victorians, apply now.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA2
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $47,111 - $64,071
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Legal Assistant PD - recruitment pool.pdf (PDF, 183KB)

Candidate application form legal assistant talent pool (external).docx (Word, 271KB)

Contact: Michelle Lander, Recruitment Coordinator
(03) 9280 3726

Position Details

  • Seeking interest for ongoing and maximum term opportunities across our offices
  • Flexible working arrangements - full time and part time opportunities
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $47,111-$64,071 plus superannuation and salary packaging

About the role:
We are seeking applications from candidates interested in a career at Victoria legal Aid and who want to contribute to improving the lives of disadvantaged Victorians. Our legal assistant talent pool will be used to resource new legal assistant opportunities across our offices state-wide.

As a legal assistant, you will play an important role in supporting the delivery of our client services. You will triage client queries at court and in the office and as well as provide information and referrals to the public, legal practitioners and other community services. Working as part of a team, you will provide legal administrative support to our lawyers including client data entry, file management, preparation of legal documents and in some offices, sit on our reception front desk.

Some aspects of the role may vary depending on the location of the position and the services provided in the office.

About you:
You will have experience in providing administrative support ideally gained within a legal environment. You will have a strong client service focus to professionally support our clients with care and empathy. 

To be successful in this role, you will enjoy the day-to-day challenges of working in a fast paced and high pressure environment and have sound problem solving skills to support client needs. You will be a committed team member and be willing to contribute to the promotion of our vision and values. About Victoria Legal Aid: Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 14 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

Information about the talent pool and how to apply:
The talent pool will be used to fill vacancies across our offices over the coming six months. Should you be identified for a suitable position, you will be contacted regarding next steps.

To be considered for upcoming opportunities you will need to submit your resume (including details of at least two referees) and the candidate application form – answering questions relating to the key selection criteria, nominating your preferred office location and your preference for full time or part time work.

For further information about the legal assistant talent pool and to apply visit

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications via Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted.

Applications close midnight on Monday 2 October 2017.

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