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Managing Lawyer, Western Suburbs Region
Opportunity for an engaged and innovative leader with a passion for social justice to manage our Sunshine office; providing high quality and responsive legal assistance to the most socially and economically disadvantaged members of our community.

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Work type:    Fixed term - full time or part time
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA5
Work location:    Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference:    VG/0160A
Closing date:    18-Aug-2017
Salary range:    $103,641 - $131,907
Job duration:    N/A
File attachment:    Managing Lawyer - Western Suburbs Region PD #0160.pdf (PDF, 178KB)

PD preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Dan Nicholson, Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity
     (03) 9269 0691

Position details
  • Lead the delivery of legal aid services in the heart of Melbourne's west
  • Full time or part time 12 month position based in Sunshine
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $103,641 – $131,907 per annum pro rata plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
An opportunity has arisen to manage Victoria Legal Aid's Sunshine office and to lead our work in the western suburbs, providing high quality, responsive legal assistance services for the most socially and economically disadvantaged members of the community.  You will provide effective management and leadership to a diverse team of dedicated and experienced lawyers, across the criminal, civil and family law areas. Located directly across the road from Sunshine Magistrates' Court, and within walking distance to the Sunshine railway station and bus interchange. Located in an area undergoing growth and change in legal need, this role provides an exceptional opportunity for an experienced lawyer to demonstrate leadership as part of a progressive and dynamic organisation committed to the delivery of effective legal services in the region and community.

About you:
You are an engaged leader with a passion for social justice and commitment to high quality legal services. You have substantial practising experience in one or more areas of criminal, family or civil law and understand the current policies, issues and challenges facing the justice system and legally aided clients. You inspire confidence, easily build rapport and have the energy and ability to drive change and develop the skills and expertise of a diverse legal team. You will be an innovative leader, with the capacity to contribute to our vision and values by continually striving towards improving client services and managing budgetary objectives.

About the organisation:
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) is an independent statutory authority committed to assisting disadvantaged Victorians to understand and resolve their legal problems, including through provision of legal representation to individuals in various state and Commonwealth courts. We serve the broader community by providing information, legal advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems.

Employee benefits:
VLA offers attractive employment benefits, including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies and opportunities for professional development.

How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter, current resume and address the key selection criteria (KSC). You must address the KSC to be considered for this role. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information, please review the attached position description or contact Dan Nicholson, Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity, Executive Director for the Western Suburbs region on (03) 9269 0691.

Applications close Friday 18 August 2017 

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