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May

Research Assistant, Victorian Law Reform Commission (Vpsg3)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is a central agency for law reform in Victoria. We are a statutory authority, established under the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000.

We aim to make a significant contribution to maintaining and further developing a fair, just, responsive, inclusive and accessible legal system for all Victorians.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to fairer, more up-to-date and accessible laws appeals to you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Two months Fixed Term, Part Time role (3 days a week)

About us

The Victorian Law Reform Commission, established by the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000 (Vic), is an independent, government-funded organisation, and the peak law reform body in Victoria. It reports to the Attorney-General and the Parliament of Victoria in discharging its statutory functions.

The Commission's major responsibility is to undertake research and make recommendations on issues that are referred to it by the Attorney-General. Its recommendations are published in reports that are tabled in Parliament.

About the role

This is a pivotal role within the team assisting with the finalisation of the Commission's report on sexual offences to the Attorney General. 

As a Research Assistant, Victorian Law Reform Commission, you will be responsible for:

  • undertaking legal and non-legal research at the direction of team members
  • assisting in the finalisation of the Commission's report on sexual offences, including checking citations and proofreading
  • preparing correspondence, briefing material and written documents as directed, under the supervision of the Team Leader
  • organising and participating in consultations with interest groups, including meetings and round-table discussions.

You will organise and participate in consultations, public forums and round table discussions. Preparing correspondence, briefing materials and maintaining an up-to-date database of stakeholders and research will also be part of your day to day when you become a member of this small dedicated and professional team. 

About you

As a Research Assistant, Victorian Law Reform Commission, you will possess:

  • well-developed legal and non-legal research skills
  • a strong attention to detail
  • excellent writing skills, and experience in proofreading and assisting with the production of large documents
  • excellent oral communication, liaison and interpersonal skills.

Keys to your success will be your highly developed organisational and computer skills, including the ability to work in a small team and under direction.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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