HR/IR jobs

Special Counsel (VPS STS)

Location: Melbourne
Company: Department of Premier and Cabinet
Apps close: Thursday 26th March 2020

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $163,931 - $222,948

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1447172A

Industrial Relations Victoria (IRV) provides strategic industrial relations policy and technical advice to Government and departments with a focus on fostering a framework based on consultation, cooperation and good faith bargaining. IRV engages with employers, employees and their unions to promote a positive industrial relations environment.

IRV consists of three branches plus the Office of the Deputy Secretary:

Public Sector Industrial Relations (as known as Central Bargaining Unit)
Private Sector Industrial Relations
Wage Inspectorate Victoria
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Special Counsel within the Wage Inspectorate Victoria (the Inspectorate).

The successful candidate will lead the provision of expert legal services covering a broad range of legal, workplace relations, administrative and legislative matters.

As the Special Counsel, you will be responsible for:

provide leadership, expert legal advice and assistance on a broad range of employment law, administrative law, legislative issues, and corporate governance
provide strategic, risk-based legal advice and counsel on employment regulation and laws, and legal issues related to the Inspectorate functions.
manage the engagement of out-sourced specialist research, legal advice and litigation support
maintain effective partnerships and networks with internal and external stakeholders
Initially, this position will work closely within the Wage Theft establishment project toward the establishment of the new wage theft function within the Inspectorate.

The successful applicant will have experience and expertise in workplace law, combined with excellent legal, research and policy analytical skills and demonstrated ability to translate complex legislation and policy to practical operational requirements. The successful applicant will also have prosecutorial experience within a regulatory context.

The closing date for this position is midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include:

a resume
a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)
Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.