Current Opportunities

    • Contribute to matters of high profile public interest
    • Join a supportive team environment
    • 2 x Legal Assistant positions available

    An exciting opportunity exists for two bright and enthusiastic Legal Assistants to join the Government and Public Law branch and provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to a team of solicitors. 

    This role is suited to individuals with a minimum of one year secretarial experience within a legal environment who have provided support to multiple solicitors, with strong attention to detail and a 'can do' attitude.

    About the role

    Some of the key duties of this role include:

    • Preparing correspondence and court documents – drafting and typing (dictaphone)
    • Amending & formatting documents
    • File management – maintaining orderly, up to date legal files in electronic and hard‑copy format
    • Diary and email management – monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlines
    • Telephone assistance – both incoming and screening
    • General administration – photocopying, couriers, billing, relieving reception
    • Looking for ways to reduce the administrative workload of your solicitors

    About you

    Do you enjoy:

    • Using your high level technical skills to produce quality documents?
    • Communicating with a variety of people?
    • Being highly organised and quality focused?
    • Working in a fun and supportive team environment?
    • Building positive relationships?

    If so, we want to hear from you!

    The VGSO places a strong emphasis on work / life balance, offers flexible work arrangements and has a learning and development program tailored to Legal Assistants within the organisation to support our employees in their career development.

    In exchange for your hard work, you will receive competitive remuneration, various professional training and development opportunities and 17.5% annual leave loading.

    How To Apply

    Candidates must complete the online application form and attach a current CV and cover letter.

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    Applications close before midnight on Wednesday, 24 May, 2017.

    To discuss this opportunity further please contact Abby McDonald, Recruitment Consultant on 03 9032 3052.

    • VPS-3 - Ongoing, full-time position
    • Varied position - work across all areas of employment law and industrial relations
    • $63,629 - $78,773 + superannuation per annum

    The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) is the primary provider of legal services to Ministers and State government bodies. Our office enjoys an extraordinary diversity of exciting and challenging transactional and advice work, which is frequently topical and often involves public interest issues of key importance. The office has approximately 225 staff and operates similarly to a medium sized law firm.

    Our Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety Branch advises on and conducts litigation in relation to all aspects of Victorian public sector employment, workplace and industrial relations, occupational health and safety and discrimination law.

    We are seeking a recently admitted Solicitor or a Solicitor with up to one year post-admission experience to do the following:

    • Under supervision, provide advice to clients on a broad range of employment and industrial relations matters.
    • Under supervision, conduct a range of litigation matters in different jurisdictions for a range of Government clients.
    • Undertake legal research and analysis
    • Assist Senior and Principal Solicitors within the team with their files as required.
    • Contribute to knowledge-sharing and client relationship management.

    This position involves work across all areas of workplace relations law and will allow you to have carriage of your own matters under the supervision of the Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor and Managing Principal Solicitor as well as working with the Senior Solicitors and Principal Solicitors within the team. As such, this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your knowledge and skills in this fascinating area of the law.

    To be successful in this role you will be admitted to practice or be eligible for admission to practice as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Victoria. You will also have:

    • A good knowledge and understanding of industrial relations and the practice and procedures of various courts regarding employment and occupational health and safety matters.
    • A demonstrated ability to provide written and verbal advice to clients in a timely manner.
    • A demonstrated capacity to review and manage complex and sensitive litigation matters in different areas of law, in different jurisdictions and for different clients.
    • Post-admission experience will be viewed favourably.

    This role is based within a dynamic practice and requires someone who has a passion for workplace relations law and making a contribution to government and the broader public sector.  With a focus on interesting and challenging work and the development of our people, opportunities for flexible working arrangements and a strong focus on work-life balance, this is an excellent opportunity to advance your career in a unique workplace in which you will be mentored by highly experienced and passionate workplace lawyers.

    In order to apply, please complete the online application form along with the online Key Selection Criteria and attach your resume and cover letter.

    For further information please contact Abby McDonald, Recruitment Coordinator, on 9032 3052.

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    Applications close before Thursday 25 May, 2017.