The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state. This role operates within the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) which sits within the Specialist Courts and Programs division of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.
VOCAT provides financial assistance to victims of crime committed in Victoria. VOCAT aims to assist victims of crime in their recovery by providing an accessible and empathetic service for those who require financial support.
About the role
Registrars of the Tribunal perform a wide range of administrative tasks within the Tribunal, including client-contact (telephone and counter) enquiries, back-of-office administrative responsibilities and case management duties.
Registrars are also required to exercise powers conferred under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996, other Acts and Rules. These powers involve the preparation and processing of administrative and statutory documentation and the exercise of discretionary quasi-judicial and statutory powers using professional judgement in applying legislative requirements, established rules and precedents, and the Tribunal's Practice Directions.
The position operates within a complex, demanding and sensitive environment that requires the capacity to exercise sound judgement, liaise effectively with a number of stakeholders including the Judiciary, Victoria Police, legal practitioners, various court user groups as well as members of the public.
An understanding of the VOCAT jurisdiction and the powers and functions of a registrar of the Tribunal are fundamental to the role. It is essential that the person possesses excellent interpersonal and both verbal and written communication skills.
How to apply
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For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.
Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.
CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.
Magistrates' Court of Victoria's vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.