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Research Director - Victoria Law Foundation

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  • Key member of the Victoria Law Foundation’s leadership team
  • Contribute to improving civil justice in Victoria
  • Full time or 0.8FTE

About Us

The Victoria Law Foundation (VLF) was established in 1967 and is a statutory entity under the Victoria Law Foundation Act 2009 (VLF Act). The VLF is a small and high functioning team, priding themselves on their expertise, collaboration and meaningful work in research, education and grants to support better justice for all Victorians. Their functions are focussed on capability – supporting the justice sector to engage effectively with the community they serve, and to build understanding and confidence in our legal system.

About the Role

The Research function supports the VLF’s vision of “a fair, equitable and accessible justice for all Victorians”. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Research Director is a key member of the VLF’s leadership team.

This role will guide a highly skilled research team, to make a valuable contribution to improving access to justice in Victoria and contributing to national and international thinking on justice.

This role is available full time or 0.8FTE.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Strategic research leadership inside and outside the VLF
  • Development, design and implementation of research consistent with the aims of the VLF
  • Engagement with the leadership team to ensure integration of the research work with other VLF activities
  • Management of research projects, including planning, conducting and reporting
  • Development and maintenance of high methodological standards
  • Development of strong internal and external relationships
  • Management of the Research budget to deliver the on VLF strategic and business plans
  • Management, leadership, development and support of the Research team

Selection Criteria

The full selection criteria is in the Recruitment Pack, detailing the core skills required in terms of:

  • Qualifications and experience
  • Project Management and communication
  • Team management

About You

The successful candidate will have exceptional experience in research, preferably in civil justice, or a closely related field. You will also have a clear commitment to the VLF and its aims.

This role will suit a person with extensive networks and a highly collaborative style. You will also possess strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. You will have exceptional problem solving and critical analysis skills, as well as excellent administration and project management capabilities. Your strong written and verbal communication skills will ensure you are able to present effectively to diverse audiences.


As a valued member of the team, you will have access to:

  • Hybrid work
  • Flexible hours
  • Gratis days over the Christmas period
  • Annual reading week for professional development
  • EAP
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • 14 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Salary packaging options

Detailed information about the VLF and the Research Director, including the full selection criteria and information on the recruitment process can be found in the Recruitment Pack (attached below).

For more information on the role please email [email protected] using the subject line: Research Director - Victoria Law Foundation enquiry via EthicalJobs.

For more information about the Victoria Law Foundation, visit www.victorialawfoundation.org.au.

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