Principal Legal Adviser (Regulatory and Investigations)

The Commission is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where children and young people with whom we have contact are safe and feel safe, and able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.
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Department: Commission for Children and Young People
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CCYP552888
Closing Date: 29-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $141,102
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position description (Final) Principal Legal Adviser (Regulatory and Investigations) - CCYP 552888.DOCX (Word, 101KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Giovanna Tivisini
(03) 86015248

Position Details

Principal Legal Adviser (Regulatory and Investigations) – Ongoing

The Principal Legal Adviser (Regulatory and Investigations) is part of the legal services team and is primarily focused on the Commission's regulatory functions (CSS and RCS).

The Principal Legal Adviser (Regulatory and Investigations) provides legal advice and services to the Principal Commissioner, the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Regulation on regulatory matters including, investigations under the RCS, information sharing, compliance and enforcement for both CSS and RCS, VCAT reviews and litigation. This role may also provide other legal advice and services within the Commission.

The Principal Legal Adviser (Regulatory and Investigations) also has a lead role in delivering the RCS investigations program. This includes providing advice to the Commission in relation to investigations undertaken by organisations under the RCS and whether those investigations have been conducted appropriately and in accordance with optimal investigation practice,  commissioning and project managing own motion investigations where the Commission has exercised its power to conduct an own motion investigation, conducting own motion investigations where appropriate, provide advice and support to other Commission staff on good investigatory practice.

At times this position requires engagement with challenging and confronting subject matter.  This role will best suit a candidate who is resilient, empathetic, a team player and able to work in a fast- paced environment.

For more information regarding this position please see attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the "Apply now" button of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter.

Please note, as part of your online application, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

The Commission is committed to diversity and strongly encourages people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds, LGBTI and people with disabilities.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are particularly and strongly encouraged to apply.


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