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Lawyer

Advertiser: WorkSafe Victoria3.551 out of 53.6 overall rating (49 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
19 Mar 2020
Location
Melbourne
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Lawyer

At WorkSafe we’re dedicated to supporting all Victorians to be healthy and safe at work and to recover from any workplace injury or illness as quickly as possible. Our passion for safety and wellbeing is what unites us.

Agile and curious, our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. We work closely with employers, workers and the community to prevent workplace injury and illness and to improve outcomes and the client experience. We make WorkSafe.

About the role

The Enforcement Group is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with Victoria’s accident compensation and health and safety laws. The Enforcement Group has a team of criminal, administrative, OH&S and compensation legal specialists.

This position is accountable for providing specialist legal advice to support both accident compensation and OH&S prosecutions and providing advice on the conduct of investigations.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide strategic and timely expert oral and written advice to WorkSafe via the Lead Lawyer on complex legal and policy issues.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with the key internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent must manage constructive relationships in a sensitive and potentially volatile environment.
  • Supervise the work performed by legal officers and paralegals in relation matters under the lawyer’s control.
  • Assist in the formulation, development and implementation of guidelines, policies and strategies across the Enforcement Group as required.
  • Identify and propose legislative, procedural or investigative reform where required.
  • Provide legal advice to WorkSafe on aspects of the Enforcement Group’s work, including litigation, interpretation of legislation, legal policy and risk management.
  • Demonstrated experience in criminal law and conducting criminal litigation is a prerequisite for this
  • Demonstrated experience in providing legal advice in a compliance and enforcement context.
  • Demonstrated advocacy experience, particularly in courts of summary jurisdiction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work as an effective member of a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to meet timelines and effectively manage varying and complex work loads.
  • A high level of knowledge and expertise in the systems and regulations governing the function, and of the industry and discipline.
  • Ability to apply your knowledge of research, analysis and project management techniques, and should undertake continuous professional development to stay up-to-date.

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

WorkSafe employees enjoy: Discounted Gym & Pool Memberships | WELL Rated Building | Group Training & Yoga Classes | Very active Social Club | Pool & Table Tennis | Sparkling Water | Discounted Prescription Eyewear | Career Opportunities and Working for your Community!

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm, Friday 3rd April 2020.  Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Victoria Smith on 03 4243 8892.

About Us

Committed to the wellbeing of Victorian workers, WorkSafe are going through an exciting period of transformation through the implementation of our WorkSafe 2030 strategy.  We're actively seeking individuals who embody our values and can bring Best Practice thinking and innovation to our organisation. 

At WorkSafe we’re dedicated to supporting all Victorians to be healthy and safe at work and to recover from any workplace injury or illness as quickly as possible. Our passion for safety and wellbeing is what unites us.

Agile and curious, our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. We work closely with employers, workers and the community to prevent workplace injury and illness and to improve outcomes and the client experience. We make WorkSafe.

About the role

The Enforcement Group is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with Victoria’s accident compensation and health and safety laws. The Enforcement Group has a team of criminal, administrative, OH&S and compensation legal specialists.

This position is accountable for providing specialist legal advice to support both accident compensation and OH&S prosecutions and providing advice on the conduct of investigations.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide strategic and timely expert oral and written advice to WorkSafe via the Lead Lawyer on complex legal and policy issues.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with the key internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent must manage constructive relationships in a sensitive and potentially volatile environment.
  • Supervise the work performed by legal officers and paralegals in relation matters under the lawyer’s control.
  • Assist in the formulation, development and implementation of guidelines, policies and strategies across the Enforcement Group as required.
  • Identify and propose legislative, procedural or investigative reform where required.
  • Provide legal advice to WorkSafe on aspects of the Enforcement Group’s work, including litigation, interpretation of legislation, legal policy and risk management.
  • Demonstrated experience in criminal law and conducting criminal litigation is a prerequisite for this
  • Demonstrated experience in providing legal advice in a compliance and enforcement context.
  • Demonstrated advocacy experience, particularly in courts of summary jurisdiction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work as an effective member of a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to meet timelines and effectively manage varying and complex work loads.
  • A high level of knowledge and expertise in the systems and regulations governing the function, and of the industry and discipline.
  • Ability to apply your knowledge of research, analysis and project management techniques, and should undertake continuous professional development to stay up-to-date.

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

WorkSafe employees enjoy: Discounted Gym & Pool Memberships | WELL Rated Building | Group Training & Yoga Classes | Very active Social Club | Pool & Table Tennis | Sparkling Water | Discounted Prescription Eyewear | Career Opportunities and Working for your Community!

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm, Friday 3rd April 2020.  Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Victoria Smith on 03 4243 8892.

About Us

Committed to the wellbeing of Victorian workers, WorkSafe are going through an exciting period of transformation through the implementation of our WorkSafe 2030 strategy.  We're actively seeking individuals who embody our values and can bring Best Practice thinking and innovation to our organisation. 

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