Legal Assistant, Royal Commissions - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (TI-163)

Legal Assistant, Royal Commissions - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (TI-163)

20 Jan
Victorian Government

20 Jan

Victorian Government


Melbourne VIC

$52,493 - $67,410 a year

Reference: VG/VGSO185

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email [email protected]

Legal Assistant, Royal Commissions - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

- Contribute to matters of high profile public interest
- Join a supportive team environment

- Fixed-term (to 30 June 2020) | Full-time
- VPS 2 ($52,493 - $67,410 p.a. + superannuation)

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch

The Royal Commissions Branch provides legal services to a number of government clients and departments in relation to a number of Royal Commissions including Aged Care, Mental Health and Management of Police Informants.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Legal Assistant to join our Royal Commissions Branch. This role will provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to a team of solicitors. Day to day responsibilities include:

- Preparing correspondence and relevant 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

Skills and experience

- Demonstrated experience as a Legal Assistant
- Confident in providing high quality and responsiveness legal administrative assistance to more than one solicitor
- Strong understanding of court systems and procedures, including knowledge of legal terminology and an ability to conduct research using online databases and systems
- Self-starter who takes initiative and has the ability to operate autonomously
- Excellent attention to detail with a commitment to service excellence


In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and 17.5% annual leave loading. The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Candidates will also be required to complete a few questions as a part of the online application form. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Spencer, Recruitment Consultant, on (03) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 22 January 2020.

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks and completion of a Pre-employment Statutory Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

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Pieta Spencer | (03) 9032 3052

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