Principal Solicitor or Managing Principal Solicitor, Workplace Relations - VGSO

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VGSO167
Closing Date: 22-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Managing Principal Solicitor, WROS.docx (Word, 87KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - Principal Solicitor, WROS.docx (Word, 84KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Pieta Spencer
(03) 9032 3052

Position Details

Principal Solicitor or Managing Principal Solicitor, Workplace Relations - VGSO

  • Senior role mentoring and supervising a small team of legal practitioners
  • Provide specialist legal services to Government on workplace relations matters
  • Full-time | Ongoing
  • VPS 6 $120,692 - $161,511 p.a. + superannuation (depending on experience)

About the VGSO
The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch and role
The Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety (WROS) Branch enjoys an extraordinary diversity of exciting and challenging matters. The work can range from providing advice and conducting litigation in relation to all aspects of Victorian Public Sector occupational health and safety matters, employment, industrial relations, and discrimination law.

We are seeking a senior and experienced lawyer to join the VGSO as a Principal Solicitor or Managing Principal Solicitor in our WROS Branch.

Reporting to the Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor (WROS), this role will supervise a small team of lawyers, while providing high quality legal services to Government and efficiently managing litigation files.

About the successful applicant
The ideal applicant will have demonstrated people leadership capability and be eager to supervise, mentor and develop a team of lawyers.

Along with the ability to develop positive existing client relationships and establish new business opportunities, applicants should also be able to demonstrate sound judgement on complex workplace relations legal matters based upon significant experience.

Although not essential, an understanding of the structure and culture of government would be beneficial.

In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and 17.5% annual leave loading. The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. lease note it is not required to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant workplace relations experience in their cover letter.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Spencer, Recruitment Consultant, on (03) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 22 September 2019.

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