Director, Investigations

Executive level role, Lead a highly skilled and committed team, Collaborate with and influence senior stakeholders.

The organisation

The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner (VLSB+C) is the regulator of the legal profession in Victoria.  We are responsible for regulating lawyers through the granting of licences as well as investigating and acting on enquiries and complaints from the public. 

 

As a modern regulator, we are committed to educating lawyers about current and emerging issues to drive innovation, compliance and harm reduction, and improving the publics understanding of the legal sector to ensure all Victorians have access to effective and high-quality justice.  Our people are passionate about maintaining and protecting the rule of law by ensuring the integrity of the legal profession

 

Culture and benefits

At VLSB+C we value our employees, and we offer a professional and friendly environment that focusses on delivering high-quality services.  We are driven by our culture and values, which underpin the work we do: we value relationships; we are professional; we adapt; we are courageous and authentic and we collaborate.

 

 

The role

The Director, Investigations leads the Investigations Division while also playing a key role in the overall leadership and strategic direction of the organisation as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 

The Director, Investigations takes a strategic and proactive approach to regulatory work, leading multiple teams responsible for investigations, decisions and regulatory responses, including prosecutions and litigation. The Director ensures that the Division is outcome-focused and takes a risk-based and holistic approach to all matters, in alignment with the VLSB+C strategy and role as a modern regulator.

Areas of responsibility include lawyer suitability, trust account deficiencies and fidelity fund claims, complaints, unqualified practice, external intervention, and compliance auditing. 

The Director, Investigations position provides an exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation with a clear direction and commitment to protecting consumers of legal services and being a leading regulator.  Operating in a fast paced and fluid environment, the position will suit an individual who is responsive and adaptable to change and who relishes the challenge of solving problems in a creative and collaborative way. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive executive management experience, exceptional leadership, a creative and curious mindset, experience working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders on complex multi-dimensional issues and an ability to lead a division to deliver strategic outcomes. 

The successful candidate will be admitted as an Australian Legal Practitioner with a current Victorian Practising Certificate (or the ability to acquire one) or able to demonstrate thought leadership in best practice regulation coupled with extensive experience in a legal context.

 

To access the position description and apply online, click on the appropriate link below. Please submit a detailed cv and covering letter explaining your interest in and suitability for the position by Monday 23 March 2020.

 

 

16/03/2020 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 CEO & General Management
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