Position number/s: 20041156
About the role:
Victoria Police is seeking a skilled and dedicated advocate to appear on behalf of the organisation primarily in the Family Violence jurisdiction. You may also be called upon to prosecute a range of matters arising within the therapeutic, protective and criminal jurisdictions of the Magistrate’s Court, Children’s Court and, in some cases, the County Court. As the successful applicant, you will need to demonstrate an ability to manage busy court lists and competing priorities effectively whilst managing your files, as well as providing administrative support and advice to police members.
The role offers an opportunity to tailor your skills to an array of matters that vary in complexity. You will be expected to perform caseload management and offer legal advice and information to a range of clients. You may have to work closely with external stakeholders to ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to management of files.
Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements.
Your duties will include:
- The day to day management of files;
- Administrative support and data entry;
- Appearing in the Magistrate’s Court, Children’s Court and potentially higher courts on behalf of Victoria Police;
- Maintaining statistics and records for relevant matters to assist in the reporting processes; and
- Appearing in intervention order and criminal matters in the Magistrate’s Court and/or Children’s Court as required.
Whilst the role will be challenging and dynamic, it will present you with a rewarding experience and possibilities for future career progression.
As the successful applicant, you will have:
- Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer (or eligibility for admission);
- Ability to work in a team, and individually;
- Self-motivation and the ability to work unsupervised;
- High level of resilience and emotional intelligence;
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
- High level understanding and experience as a court advocate; and
- A current and valid Drivers’ Licence.
Requirements and relevant information:
- The location of the advertised position is Ringwood Prosecutions Unit, 41-43 Ringwood St, Ringwood.
- This position may require you to work outside normal hours.
- Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
- The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
- As a member of the Legal Services Department you will be located, on selection, at a specific office within a Division for a particular advertised opportunity. However, given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required at times to undertake varied work within the Department. This supports the Departments commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains.
Your application must include:
- A copy of your current Practicing Certificate
- Completed application form – attached to the job advertisement.
Applications close midnight, Sunday 17 January 2021.
Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic), Job Skills Exchange (JSE) website or Seek.
Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.
For further information on this role please contact: Senior Sergeant Mick Lynch on (03) 9871 2777 or via email [email protected] or Senior Police Lawyer Emily Stubbs on (03) 9871 2777 or via email [email protected]
If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email [email protected] or on (03) 8335 8081.
Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps
To apply for this job please visit jobs.careers.vic.gov.au.