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WorkSafe Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin

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About the role

The Enforcement Group is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with Victoria’s accident compensation and health and safety laws. The Enforcement Group has a team of criminal, administrative, OH&S and compensation legal specialists.

This position is accountable for providing specialist legal advice to support both accident compensation and OH&S prosecutions and providing advice on the conduct of investigations.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide strategic and timely expert oral and written advice to WorkSafe via the Lead Lawyer on complex legal and policy issues.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with the key internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent must manage constructive relationships in a sensitive and potentially volatile environment.
  • Supervise the work performed by legal officers and paralegals in relation matters under the lawyer’s control.
  • Assist in the formulation, development and implementation of guidelines, policies and strategies across the Enforcement Group as required.
  • Identify and propose legislative, procedural or investigative reform where required.
  • Provide legal advice to WorkSafe on aspects of the Enforcement Group’s work, including litigation, interpretation of legislation, legal policy and risk management.
  • Demonstrated experience in criminal law, conducting criminal litigation, providing legal advice in a compliance and enforcement context along with advocacy experience, particularly in courts of summary jurisdiction.


  • You will have tertiary qualifications which include postgraduate study
  • Admitted to practice as an Australian Lawyer with at least 3 years post admission experience.

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance.

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm, Tuesday 22 June 2020. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we’re committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

Our future

Our goals are to embed in every workplace a proactive, prevention-led approach to health and safety across the state, and to provide a personalised, tailored service for every Victorian who comes into contact with WorkSafe.

Like wearing a seatbelt or putting on sunscreen, “prevention-led” thinking will become automatic every time Victorians step into the workplace.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.