About the role: Taskforce Reset Disclosure Team sits within Taskforce Reset in the Specialist Operations Portfolio. Taskforce Reset was established to continue the discovery and disclosure work undertaken by Taskforce Landow in response to the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (RCMPI). Taskforce Reset will also co-ordinate the implementation of recommendations made by the RCMPI. The taskforce includes a multi discipline team of sworn, VPS and contracted Lawyers and Barristers. Within Taskforce Reset, the Disclosure Team focuses on Victoria Police’s disclosure obligations, in both the criminal and civil jurisdictions. The successful applicant will be required to manage the disclosure process in relation to all Court of Appeal matters and oversee the management of general and civil disclosures, as well as managing and supporting the development of a team of lawyers (Victoria Public Servants VPSG3 – VPSG5 and contracted lawyers) and sworn members. This role will also include portfolio management responsibilities, as directed by the Commander of Taskforce Reset. The role will require demonstrated effective leadership skills, self-management of performance and workload skills, and demonstrated ability to monitor and develop internal and external stakeholder relationships. The successful applicant will be required to provide high level legal and strategic planning advice for the disclosure processes and work closely with Legal Services Department and Taskforce Reset. Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements through negotiation. Your duties will include: Strategically overseeing Victoria Police disclosure in courts and tribunals. Providing independent high quality specialist, strategic and innovative advice to the Region/Department/Command on complex legal and/or policy issues impacting Victoria Police and its ongoing obligation of disclosure. Self-management of case load and service delivery requirements. Building and maintaining sound relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners. Managing and coaching a team of lawyers. As the successful applicant, you will have: Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer; A current unrestricted practicing certificate; Extensive knowledge and experience in relevant legislation, policy and legal practice pertaining to the role and organisation; Extensive demonstrated experience in the preparation of complex and sensitive court cases, especially in the higher court jurisdiction; Exceptional communication skills; Sound leadership and decision-making skills; Experience managing a team; Strong people skills – including high levels of emotional intelligence and self-awareness; Resilience. Requirements and relevant information: One (1) full time, fixed term until 31/12/2022 position available. The position will be located at 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. The successful candidate will be required to undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a National Security Clearance. To obtain this clearance applicants must be an Australian Citizen. The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening. Due to the current demand experienced within legal services, the role may require at times to undertake varied work within the Department. This supports the Departments commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains. Your application must include: Resume; Completed application form – attached to the job advertisement; A copy of your Unrestricted current Practicing Certificate. Applications close midnight, Monday 15 February 2021. Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email. For further information on this role please contact: Luisa Di Pietrantonio on 0428 760 787 or via email Luisa.DiPietrantoniopolice.vic.gov.au. If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENTpolice.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081. About Us: Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps