Senior Solicitor & Principal Solicitor, Royal Commissions - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office


Melbourne, VIC

Posted 7/1/2020

Senior Solicitor & Principal Solicitor, Royal Commissions - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

  • Unique opportunity to work on multiple Royal Commissions
  • Exposure to interesting legal work and high profile issues
  • Fixed-term (to 31 December 2020) | Full-time
  • 2 x roles available at VPS 5 or VPS 6.1
  • Salaries ranging from $98,396 to $141,102 p.a. + super (depending on experience)

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch and role

We have an exciting opportunity for two lawyers to join the Royal Commissions Branch as a Senior Solicitor or Principal Solicitor.

The Royal Commissions Branch provides legal services in relation to a number of Royal Commissions and the successful applicants for these vacancies would work across:

  • Aged Care Quality & Safety Royal Commission
  • Victorian Mental Health System Royal Commission
  • Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season by the Inspector-General Emergency Management
  • Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (interim law firm)

These roles will provide specialist legal services and advice to the State Government, in alignment with each Royal Commission/Inquiries Terms of Reference requirements. Day to day tasks would include advice work, witness preparation, responding to notices to produce and drafting State submissions.

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate lawyers who have previous experience on large scale litigation or inquires and enjoy working in a fast paced and deadline driven team environment. If this sounds like you, apply now!


In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and up to 17.5% annual leave loading. The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Spencer, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, on (03) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, 7 July 2020.

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks.

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