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Solicitor/Senior Solicitor/Principal Solicitor,Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety

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Job Ref:  VG/SO2674P
Employer:  Department of Justice and Regulation (VIC)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

As the primary source of legal services to the Victorian State Government and its statutory authorities, the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office provides strategic advice and practical legal solutions. Our clients face a wide range of legal issues and are looking for legal advice and solutions that offer meaningful outcomes and effective risk management, given their unique government context. 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

Solicitor/Senior Solicitor/Principal Solicitor, Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety

  • Provide high quality legal services to Government
  • Diverse, challenging and high profile work
  • VPS 3 - VPS 6 (salary commensurate with experience)

About Us

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) provides strategic advice and practical legal solutions to the Victorian government, departments, agencies and authorities. Our clients face a wide range of legal issues and seek legal advice and solutions that offer meaningful outcomes and effective risk management, given their unique government context.

The Opportunity

To ensure that we continue to provide exceptional service to our clients and to grow our Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety team to meet demands, we're looking for a lawyer who has a strong passion for Employment and Industrial Relations Law and who:

  • has outstanding knowledge of and experience of workplace relations law;
  • has great attention to detail;
  • has excellent drafting skills;
  • is a strong communicator;
  • is a team player but also has the ability to work autonomously; and

About You

You are a senior and experienced lawyer with knowledge and experience in Workplace Relations/Employment, Occupational Health and Safety, and Equal Opportunity/Discrimination law. You are excited about working with a team of lawyers and collaborating with colleagues and clients to provide advice and representation in the diverse and challenging government sector. You understand the importance of having the right people, management and processes in place to facilitate the provision of services which are legally appropriate, apt, timely and within budget.

You will provide legal services to government clients on various advisory and litigious issues, and will assist in supervising and overseeing the work of a team of solicitors working on sensitive and complex legal matters.

You will be experienced in building client relationships, with the ability present effectively at client seminars and briefings, and contribute to the marketing of the VGSO. This opportunity is open to lawyers at all levels and salary will be commensurate with experience; we will be assessing candidates for the positions of Solicitor (VPS3/VPS4), Senior Solicitor (VPS5) and Principal Solicitor (VPS6).

To find out more, please download the position descriptions from the attachments section of this page.


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