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Senior Policy and Projects Officer, Internal Legal Services
Exciting opportunity to join VLA in the role of Senior Policy and Projects Officer in the Internal Legal Services team.

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Work type:    Fixed term - full time or part time
Job function:    Policy
Classification:    VLA4 - V4LO4B
Work location:    Melbourne - CBD
Reference:    VG/2422
Closing date:    02-Feb-2023
Salary range:    $95,993 - $119,989
Job duration:    Up to January 2024
File attachment:    Candidate application form Senior Policy and Projects Officer ILS #2422.docx (Word, 145KB)


Senior Policy and Projects Officer ILS PD #2422.docx (Word, 143KB)


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Contact:    Marlene Dixon, Associate Director - ILS
     (03) 9269 0370

Position details
  • Full time maximum term position up to January 2024
  • Salary based on experience, range: $95,993 - $119,989 plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) are looking for a lawyer to join the Internal Legal Services (ILS) team as a Senior Policy and Projects Officer. ILS is responsible for statutory compliance, our complaints process, and providing practical legal advice and support to VLA staff and managers in the areas of professional conduct and legal practice.

You will be responsible for reviewing and developing specific internal policies, developing and implementing staff education initiatives, and undertaking project work in relation to VLA's professional and compliance obligations. You will also provide legal services to VLA staff on matters that can at times be complex and sensitive.

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to plan and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines. You will have demonstrated experience in policy development and implementation that deliver on intended results, along with your ability to monitor and evaluate projects.
  • Excellent positive communication, creative problem solving and time management skills, with the ability to influence others while working closely with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience delivering legal education and training, along with the ability to proactively mentor and train staff in their development of knowledge and skills in relevant law, polices and processes.
  • A current Australian practising certificate which entitles you to practise in Victoria as a government legal practitioner

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 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.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Family friendly, flexible hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Salary packaging which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Marlene Dixon, Associate Director, Internal Legal Services on (03) 9269 0370.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Thursday 2nd February 2023.

Other relevant information:
VLA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It is also a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.



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