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Principal Or Senior Solicitor, Commercial - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office


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  • Challenging, diverse and professionally fulfilling work on matters unique to the public sector
  • Largely autonomous role working on transactional matters and high-profile projects as a trusted legal partner to the Victorian Government
  • Ongoing | Full-time or Part-time (minimum 4 days per week)
  • VPS 5 or VPS 6.1 - $101,120 - $145,009 p.a. + superannuation (depending on experience)

About the VGSO

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

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 a 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

The Commercial, Property & Technology Branch advises government clients in relation to a wide range of commercial transactions with the private sector and other government agencies. Many of these arrangements involve substantial financial commitments by government, and the provision of significant infrastructure or services to clients.

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate lawyer with established commercial law experience to join the Commercial, Property & Technology Branch. Reporting to the Managing Principal Solicitor, the primary objectives of this role will be to:

  • Manage your own matters from start to finish, with support, and develop your client relationships;
  • Draft and negotiate a range of commercial legal documents;
  • Provide high quality and plain English advice on complex and challenging legal issues;
  • Undertake focussed and structured legal research and analysis; and
  • Present to clients and colleagues on a range of issues.

We'll empower you to contribute, build your own practice and client relationships and give you plenty of opportunities to develop your skills to provide practical and strategic legal advice to government. The issues we deal with are diverse and interesting, and the government context provides unique challenges to refine your skills.

About the successful candidate

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of principles and practice of commercial law
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex legal research and analysis and effective legal drafting of a wide range of commercial agreements
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and client relationship management skills
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, information sharing and privacy favourably considered
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, technology and technology contracting favourably considered


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 but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter.

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

Applications close at 11:59pm on Thursday, 8 April 2021.

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