Legal Counsel - Victorian Building Authority

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Closing On: Sunday, 20th October 2019
Category: Legal
Location: VIC
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

About The Opportunity

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is seeking a Senior Lawyer who will have the conduct of complex prosecution and disciplinary matters, lead legal proceedings on behalf of the VBA, actively monitor and evaluate the prosecution and disciplinary function, coach to build team and business capability and deliver outcomes in line with corporate objectives.


  • Responsible for the carriage of complex prosecution and disciplinary matters on behalf of the VBA allocated by Legal and General Counsel, including examining briefs of evidence and collaborating with external solicitors or barristers to support prosecution proceedings under limited direction.
  • Provide authoritative and timely legal advice, detailed correspondence, reports, Ministerial briefings and memoranda on a range of general and complex matters including prosecutions, criminal procedure and enforcement, administrative law, disciplinary inquiries, statutory interpretation, legislative reform and court processes.
  • Actively coach team members and key stakeholder groups to build internal competency and capability across the prosecution and disciplinary functions, fostering a culture of collaboration, engagement and client-focussed delivery.

Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this position, you will need to demonstrate:
Proven experience advising on and conducting complex prosecutions and disciplinary inquiries.
Sound understanding of administrative law and statutory interpretation principles, with proven ability to apply those principles in the context of complex decision making in a regulatory framework.
Strong analytical and conceptual skills, with experience in providing strong advisory services to support implementation, monitoring and evaluation of legislative reform.

Benefits Of Working For The VBA Include

  • flexible working arrangements
  • employee health and well-being initiatives; and
  • employee learning and development opportunities.

Salary Details

A base salary in the Grade 6 range of $120,692 to $161,511 per annum plus 9.5% super.

Why work for the VBA?

The VBA is the principal regulator for building and plumbing in Victoria. Our work helps ensure that all Victorians live and work in a quality-built environment. We contribute to public health, safety and amenity by overseeing compliance with regulations, legal requirements and professional standards.

We protect communities, empower consumers and encourage continuous improvement across the building and construction industry. As change occurs, we evolve with it, constantly improving our culture and capability.

Application Process

To view the full position description and start your application, click ‘Apply Now'.

The VBA's Job Application Process Requires You To Upload

  • your current resume
  • a cover letter briefly outlining your experience against the key selection criteria (those listed in the advert).

Please Note
Prior to offer, please note you will have to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia and proof of any qualifications relevant to the role.
Unsuccessful candidates found suitable during the recruitment process may be approached for similar vacancies within the next 12 months.
Applications close at 11:59 pm on 20 October 2019.

We at the VBA welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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