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Principal Lawyer / Managing Principal Lawyer (VPSG6)

Victoria Police
Date Published: 22 Jun 2020 EXPIRED
Legal Full Time
Public $120000 - $160000
Criminal and Civil Law
Principal Lawyer / Managing Principal Lawyer (VPSG6)
  • Location: Melbourne | CBD
  • Job type: Full time / Ongoing
  • Salary: $120,692 - $161,511

About the role:

  • One (1) ongoing, full time VPSG6 Principal Lawyer/Managing Principal Lawyer position available, located at Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street Docklands.
  • Managing and working within Licencing Regulation, Freedom of Information/Privacy Law Unit, Legal Services Department.
  • Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements.


Your duties will include:

  • Appearing on behalf of the Chief Commissioner in hearings before the Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal, FAC and various courts.
  • Briefing and instructing counsel on behalf of the Chief Commissioner in litigation arising from the Freedom of Information Act 1982; Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, Health Records Act 2001 and the various Acts administered by the Licensing and Regulation Division of Victoria Police.
  • Provide high level legal advice in respect of FOI, privacy, information sharing, health records and licensing matters.
  • Managing a small team of administrative lawyers providing legal services to the Licensing and Regulation Division and FOI and Privacy areas of Victoria Police.
  • Assisting in the administration and management of staff, training, records and reporting as required.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Significant demonstrated experience practicing at a high level in the area of administrative law, preferably in a similar role with a large government department.
  • Significant demonstrated experience appearing before courts and tribunals.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Victoria Police operating environment and organisational structure.
  • A current unrestricted practicing certificate or be eligible to obtain one.
  • Experience in managing a team of lawyers would be highly regarded.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) full time, ongoing position currently available.
  • The position will be located at the Victoria Police Centre (VPC), 637 Flinders Street, Docklands. In mid-2020 the VPC will be relocating to 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will also be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.


Your application must include:

  • Resume;
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement;
  • A copy of your current Australian Unrestricted Practicing Certificate.


Applications close midnight, Thursday 9 July 2020.


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: Superintendent Belinda Bales on (03) 9247 6124  or via email


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 or on (03) 8335 8081.


About Us:

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:

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