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Legal Manager

Employer: Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights, Management
Sector/s: State Government
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 03 August, 2017.
Applications close: 17 August, 2017. (Expired)

  • Fixed-term for 12 months

About us

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is an independent statutory body with responsibilities under three Victorian laws: the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001, and Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. 

About the role

The Commission is looking for a talented and motivated managing lawyer to head up our legal team for a period of 12 months to backfill for parental leave.   

The Commission’s legal team operates a busy in-house advisory service on law and legal policy matters, as well as running the Commission’s litigation practice in human rights and equal opportunity law. The legal team also leads the Commission's investigation function which seeks to eliminate systemic discrimination to the greatest extent possible. This is a fast-paced but deeply rewarding role that provides an opportunity to work with a highly motivated and highly skilled legal team within an innovative and committed independent statutory authority.  

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A strong grounding in equal opportunity and/or human rights law
  • A reputation for being a thoughtful, decisive and motivating leader, as well as being calm under pressure
  • The ability to influence and engage

Experience in a managing lawyer role, or in the litigation of equal opportunity or human rights law, and exposure to Victorian government law and policy would be well regarded.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.