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Senior Policy and Projects Officer

Victoria Legal Aid
  • Full time (part time considered) ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $94,102 - $117,624 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:

In the role of Senior Policy and Projects Officer, you will support the Criminal Law leadership team by driving our response to complex legal and policy issues affecting our clients and the criminal justice system.

Reporting to the Manager of Strategic Advocacy and Policy you will undertake research and critical analysis to develop proactive and reactive law reform advocacy in collaboration with the four criminal program areas, regional offices, at times working with colleagues in Family, Youth and Children's Law, Civil Justice, Communications, and key criminal justice system stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced criminal law policy officer or criminal lawyer to make a difference in the delivery of criminal law services and work collaboratively with various stakeholders.

A complete Position Description is attached.

About you:

You will have demonstrated experience in the law and court procedures relevant to criminal law practice. You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to lead policy submissions on legislation, law reform initiatives and strategic advocacy activities while working within tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.

Crucial to your success in this role, will be your ability to build partnerships across the Criminal Law Programs, form strong relationships with key stakeholders and influence change. You will have excellent research and writing skills and the ability to work autonomously within a team environment.

About Victoria Legal Aid:

Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 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. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:

We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements under a hybrid work model, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:

Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document), via the Apply Now link. You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

VLA employees are required to comply with the directions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer and therefore must be 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.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Prita Jobling-Baker, A/Associate Director, Criminal Law on (03) 9269 0671.

No agency applications will be accepted.

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