Talent Acquisition Business Partner, People & Culture - Victorian Government Solicitors Office

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email peopleandculture@vgso.vic.gov.au

Job Details
Department: Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VGSO513
Closing Date: 10-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 18 Months
Attachments: Position Description - Talent Acquisition Business Partner, CS.docx (Word, 89KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tim Morrison
0409 370 185

Position Details

  • Great opportunity to drive the provision of high quality end-to-end talent acquisition services and strategies within a supportive and collaborative team environment
  • In-house recruitment role with a focus on high-volume Seasonal Clerkship and Law Graduate Programs
  • 18 Months Fixed Term | Full-time
  • VPS 5 $103,920 - $125,735 + superannuation

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 team and role

The People & Culture (P&C) Team are seeking an individual with strong in-house experience in recruitment at a senior level, who can also lend their subject matter expertise and insights to a range of talent related initiatives.

Working closely within a small recruitment team, this role delivers a consistent, fair and transparent approach to recruitment that is in line with the public sector best practice recruitment guidelines. This role will manage end-to-end recruitment processes, ensuring a positive experience for Hiring Managers and candidates, and provide advice and solutions that supports the business objectives of the VGSO with current and future targeted recruitment initiatives.

This is a role where adding value, building relationships and being the subject matter expert is key to success.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertake business partnering across all VGSO Branches working closely with Hiring Managers and Leaders to establish an in-depth understanding of the Branches, workforce planning and resource forecasting to secure and build a reliable talent acquisition horizon and talent pool
  • Manage high volume Student/Law Graduate recruitment programs within tight timelines and required guidelines
  • Deliver high quality and timely talent acquisition and selection, with the best fit people, with the required experience, skills and capabilities across the VGSO including legal support, corporate services and legal positions (including senior legal and executive level positions)
  • Ensure the organisation is compliant with internal processes / legislative frameworks and offer best practice recruitment advice and solutions
  • Evaluate and analyse existing talent strategies, processes and assessment and selection tools to create efficiency and provide recommendations for continuous improvement initiatives
  • Contribute to strategic and operational P&C and VGSO projects
  • Skills and experience
  • Experience in high volume Student/Graduate recruitment programs will be highly regarded
  • Experience within a legal, professional services and/or government environment is highly desirable
  • Exceptional relationship building and stakeholder management abilities
  • Excellent understanding of end-to-end recruitment processes
  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or a related discipline will be highly regarded


In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and up to 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. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Tim Morrison, Senior Business Partner, People & Culture on 0409 370 185.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 10 August 2022.

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks.

The VGSO is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the VGSO's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all VGSO employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the VGSO you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account);
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account); or
  • A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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