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Court Services Victoria Coroner’s Legal Officer x 3, Coroners Court of Victoria Contract in Melbourne City Centre VIC

Court Services Victoria

Branch Melbourne City Centre VIC AU

Position:
Coroner’s Legal Officer x 3, Coroners Court of Victoria
Location:
Melbourne City Centre VIC

It offers a range of career options, including legal, non-legal, and medico roles. This role does not require the successful applicant to engage in legal…

The Court Services Victoria Act 2014 established Court Services Victoria (CSV) as a statutory public sector body, comprising of all Victorian courts, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and the Judicial College of Victoria.

This role is available with the Coroners Court of Victoria, a specialist court established to investigate certain types of deaths and fires. The purpose of these investigations is to consider ways that similar deaths and fires may be prevented in the future. It offers a range of career options, including legal, non-legal, and medico roles. For more information, visit the Coroner’s Court website at www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au.

CSV embraces diversity amongst our staff and we welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability.

The Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) was established on 1 November 2009 with the introduction of the Coroners Act 2008 (Vic). The Court is led by the State Coroner of Victoria.

Having received a report of certain deaths (and fires), the coroner’s investigation seeks to establish the facts to ascertain if possible (in relation to a death), the identity of the person who died, the cause of death and the circumstances in which the death occurred.

The coronial jurisdiction is a sensitive, demanding and confronting environment that attracts significant public scrutiny. Court staff are required to be responsive to a culturally diverse Victorian community and be prepared to engage effectively with clients in an emotional and distressed state. Court staff are required to have sufficient emotional maturity to manage exposure to material that may be graphic and disturbing. In relation to the work undertaken, adherence to the highest levels of confidentiality is a mandatory requirement.

Due to the nature of working in a legal environment, employees of the Coroners Court of Victoria may be exposed to challenging and/or confronting material and experiences. Court Services Victoria takes steps to minimise the impact and provides support mechanisms to all employees.

CSV embraces diversity amongst our staff and we welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability.

We will strongly consider:

The quality of the application, an appreciation of working in a judicial environment, demonstrated complex legal writing skills (preferably for judicial officers), Investigative experience.

This role does not require the successful applicant to engage in legal practice and therefore will not be required to have a current practising certificate.

PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH ROLE ADVERTISED TO BE CONSIDERED. INTERVIEWS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED UNTIL EARLY – MID MAY.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-16
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